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Senior Volunteer Development Lead (12 Month FTC - Maternity Cover)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The role of Senior Volunteer Development lead has become available for a 12-month fixed term maternity cover contract. This exciting role is vital to the delivery of our charities “fighting diabetes with you” outcome driver. The role involves supervision of the North of England volunteer team, significantly the role is to develop maintain and grow our volunteers and supporters in line with our five-year strategy “a generation to end the harm”

Interview Date(s): 10 & 11 November 2021

Role Responsibility

To supervise and develop the North of England Volunteer team, in synergy with the rest of Team North, to creatively recruit and retain both new and existing volunteers and supporters looking for impactful partnership opportunities in line with our charity’s strategy.  To oversee and develop all volunteer processes particularity safeguarding in line with Diabetes UK Charitable commission guidelines. Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends is essential

The Ideal Candidate

Will be able to demonstrate the ability to build and develop relationships and partnerships internally and externally, have project management skills, remain calm under pressure and have a good sense of balance conflicting priorities.  The ideal candidate will be confident in working autonomously managing varying responsibilities, strong knowledge of Safeguarding policy’s and producers concerning children and vulnerable adults, the assurance to act as the safeguarding contact.

Please note that all job offers are subject to you providing acceptable evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK.  You might find the following resources useful:

  • To view a full list of accepted documents and the checks employers are required to make click here
  • To view guidance on proving your right to work to an employer click here

If you have any questions, please contact HRAdvice@diabetes.org.uk


Package Description

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays 
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,500 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working as part of our approach to activity based working
  • Discounts on gym membership
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan* (on completion of your probation period and if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme* (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)

*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.

About the Company

For the 4.8 million people in the UK with diabetes, there’s no day off. So, at Diabetes UK, we’re leading the fight every day, campaigning for better care, treatment and support. We won’t stop until diabetes can do no harm.  

We are working to make sure that those affected by diabetes get the best care and support they need to live well with their condition and avoid life-changing complications.  We're leading the way by funding critical research, improving healthcare and treatment so we can reach our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.

Diabetes UK staff are motivated and experienced and extremely passionate about helping people affected by diabetes.  We have been fighting for people with diabetes for more than 80 years and changed millions of lives thanks to the new treatments, technology and policy changes we've been behind.

But there's more to do.  And you can be part of it.

We're a diverse bunch and as a charity we recognise and respect the value of everyone.

We’re very excited to have been placed in the top 30 best UK charities to work for, and in the top 75 best large companies in London.

We're committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment.

We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.  If you’d like to be part of that, why not join us? 

To learn more about the work we do please visit our website

Diabetes UK

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