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Volunteer Coordinator (East of England) - 12 month fixed-term contract

Job Introduction

We are currently exploring ways to expand our volunteer offer in the East of England, including developing community outreach and partnership working with businesses, organisations and within diverse communities.

As a Volunteer Co-ordinator you will recruit, train and support both individual volunteers and groups to raise awareness of diabetes. Working closely with the Senior Volunteer Development Lead and colleagues in the Midlands & East Volunteering team, you will play a vital role in mobilising volunteers to make a difference to the lives of people living with diabetes in the East of England.

Interviews 25 January 2022 (online)

Role Responsibility

As a Volunteer Co-ordinator in the East of England, you will play a key role in supporting and developing the relationship with our volunteers across the region.  This role ensures that volunteers have the skills, resources, and confidence to make change happen in their communities.  The Volunteer Co-ordinator provides support and guidance to enable volunteers to contribute in flexible and meaningful ways whilst helping the Charity to deliver its five-year strategy.

The Ideal Candidate

As a Volunteer Co-ordinator you will manage, support, and develop a diverse team of individual volunteers and a network of Local, Peer and Community groups both in person and on-line. You will use your ability to engage and motivate others to ensure that volunteers are actively contributing to our outcome drivers across a defined region.

You will contribute to the development and delivery of regional volunteering plans and you will use your passion for volunteering to ensure that volunteers have a positive experience with the Charity and that the relationship is mutually beneficial.

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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