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Type 1 Volunteer Coordinator

Job Introduction

We deliver a critical Type 1 service. We provide events and holidays which offer a unique experience, that gives children, young people and families affected by Type 1 diabetes, time and space to gain confidence, share experiences and realise that they’re not alone.

We don’t want people to be defined or limited by their diabetes. We help people not only to manage and control their diabetes but to have fun and live a happy life, just like anyone else. These events are life changing.

This role can be based in London or any of our regional/national offices.  Salary will be dependent on location.

London salary - £24,973 - £27,748

Regional/National salary - £21,973 - £24,748

Interview Date: 30 Jan 2019

Role Responsibility

The Type 1 Volunteer Co-ordinator will work closely and support the Service Team to offer a portfolio of high quality and impactful events across the UK. Reporting to Services Manager, the Volunteer Co-ordinator will be the first point of contact for all volunteers. 

Type 1 events depend entirely on volunteers in order to run safely and successfully.  This role will be instrumental in delivering the Diabetes UK Volunteer Journey, ensuring all elements are adhered to with a view to forming warm, open and professional relationships with volunteers.

The Ideal Candidate

  • A recent graduate, or have relevant work experience
  • Ability to communicate and engage with a diverse group of individuals e.g. HCPs, Volunteers, PL of effected by diabetes
  • Managing conflict and having difficult conversations producing effective outcomes.
  • Highly motivated, solution focussed and resilient
  • Highly organised and efficient with strong organisational skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Fully competent in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Available for occasional out of hours and weekend working (5-10 weekends per year max)

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 £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments) 
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working 
  • Discounts on gym membership and days out 
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan 
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and permanent health insurance 

About the Company

Diabetes is the most potentially devastating – and fastest growing – health crisis of our time, requiring ongoing high-quality care and support. There are currently 4.6 million people in the UK living with diabetes, and 12.3 million more at increased risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. Those diagnosed face the risk of life-changing, and life-limiting, complications, unless they are given the very best care and the support they need to manage their condition well. As a society we need to work together now – and take action now – to fund critical research, improve healthcare and treatment, and prevent yet more people developing this potentially life-threatening condition. 

Diabetes UK is a forward thinking and commercially focused organisation, and is the leading charity for the 4.6 million people with the condition in the UK.

As we continue to improve our processes, through continual development and change, this is an exciting time to join us. With established funding streams and following on from the success of our previous five-year plan, we are in a strong position to continue developing and responding to changing environments.

We rely heavily upon the expertise and motivation of our staff in order to work towards our many aims and meet objectives. We aim to be an equal opportunity employer; the organisation recognises and respects the value and diversity of all. We gladly make the adjustments required for people with disabilities to join us. Our diverse functions mean that we can offer you a wide range of rewarding career opportunities.

Under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, as amended in particular by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 this post is subject to pre-employment criminal records checks through the Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS), Disclosure Scotland, Access NI.  

Diabetes UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment.

Diabetes UK recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.

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? 

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