Volunteer and Employability Coordinator (Fareshare)

Volunteer and Employability Coordinator (Fareshare)

  • Employer - Changing Lives
  • Reference number -
  • Sector - Charity
  • Department - Fareshare
  • Location - Newburn, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Salary - £21,000 per annum
  • Duration - Permanent
  • Hours - Full time | 37 hours per week
  • Closing date - Wednesday, 28 February 2018


About you

Previous experience of volunteering and of the voluntary sector. Experience of delivering training. Experience of working in teams and skateholders. High level of personal and social skills. Co-ordinating several activities projects. Experience within the food industry and a full driving license would be an advantage.

About us

Changing Lives is a national charity that supports 16,000 people each year. We are a well-respected, growing organisation dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable people across the UK.

We have been supporting people in the North East since 1970, with services across Accommodation, Addictions & Recovery, Employment, Criminal Justice, Women’s Services, and Children & Families amongst other key causes; whilst having other exciting developments on the horizon.

FareShare North East receives good quality, in-date surplus food from manufacturers, producers and retail suppliers and redistributes it to over 100 local charities and community groups, including homeless shelters, women’s refuges and breakfast clubs for disadvantaged children. Fareshare North East is part of the Changing Lives Charitable Group and is a member of Fareshare UK

About the job

To ensure that FareShare North East has the volunteer resource to deliver the overall business objective, and to lead on the recruitment, assessment, development and retention of volunteers. Able to lead on the design, trial and implementation of a volunteer training programme

Manage the volunteer rota and ensure all shifts are planned and filled to meet business needs. Create and maintain excellent partnerships with organisations who can direct potential volunteers towards volunteering opportunities. Promote volunteering within FareShare North East through publicity and attending profile raising events to attract new volunteers. Manage corporate volunteer activity and maximise the impact from corporate volunteer opportunities. Proactively generate appropriate volunteering opportunities and associated role descriptions based upon the needs of the business.

Contact information

For further information on these roles and to apply please visit the Changing Lives website www.changing-lives.org.uk and click on the careers link, alternatively contact Changing Lives on 0191 2738891 to request an application pack. Please forward all applications to recruitment@changing-lives.org

Interview information

9th March 2018

How to apply

Please see the contact information section above for details about how to apply for this job.

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