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Volunteer Officer

Berkshire Vision

Reading, Berkshire

Published
17-01-2020
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Berkshire Vision
Practical information
Published:
17-01-2020
Expires:
13-02-2020
Job id:
LJA-78953043
Job type:
Permanent
Full-time
Job sector:
Art, Culture, Sports

Salary: £16,000 Gross per annum.

Salary FTE: £24,000 FTE

Employment type: PERMANENT

Employment hours: 25 hours per week

Location: Reading and surrounding areas

Closing date: 28 th Jan 2020

Our aim is to support our members to live enriched independent lives in the community and this is your chance to make a real difference. Berkshire Vision provides information and support to children and adults who are blind or visually impaired. We achieve this by offering a wide range of services to our members and their families, as well as working with health and social care professionals, local employers and community groups to improve their understanding of visual impairment and the needs of those affected by all forms of sight loss.

This is an exciting time to join Berkshire Vision, as we set to deliver and achieve our new and ambitious 5-year strategy. Our strategy aims to provide a range of comprehensive services which support our members to live enriched, independent and safe lives within their communities.

The Volunteer officer role has been developed to provide support and management to the charity's volunteers, with our Head of Volunteering. The role holder will focus on the safe recruitment, management, development and recognition of our volunteers. The charity has in excess of 180 volunteers, who volunteer across Berkshire. Experience of supporting volunteers and/or teams is essential.

The successful candidate will be able to inspire, manage and develop volunteers. You will have outstanding communication skills, be able to develop strong and positive relationships, work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, and represent Berkshire Vision at events.

We are looking for someone with a passion for supporting our members to live enriched lives, and therefore you should be someone who is able to work innovatively and be an advocate for our services. The role has an element of reporting, budget management and administration, the ability to use Microsoft packages is essential.

To apply you must be able to travel within the Thames Valley area, with some driving outside of the area and have a flexible approach to the hours worked. This role includes some evening and weekend work, approximately 8 occasions per annum.

The successful applicant will require an enhanced DBS disclosure with barred list checks.

How to Apply

To apply for this vacancy please send your CV and a completed job application form to Jodie Gurm by using the apply section below.

Please find application form attached, along with the Job Description and Personal Specification for further information on the role.

The closing date for applications is 28 th Jan 2020. Interviews will be held on 5 th Feb 2020

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Contact
Berkshire Vision
Practical information
Published:
17-01-2020
Expires:
13-02-2020
Job id:
LJA-78953043
Job type:
Permanent
Full-time
Job sector:
Art, Culture, Sports
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