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Volunteer Development Manager

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

Job Introduction

Working closely with the London Regional Head the Volunteer Development Manager is responsible for leading the support and development of volunteering in London.

Interviews: Monday 4 March 2019    

Role Responsibility

Role responsibilities

  • Working with a small team the post holder will lead on the continued development of volunteering across London, helping to deliver the volunteering plan for the region and the charity’s Volunteer Strategy. 
  • Working with individual volunteers and Diabetes UK groups you will help them support people with diabetes in local communities, and raise awareness of diabetes whilst ensuring they comply with our policies.     
  • Line management responsibility for the Volunteer Support Officer in the region. 
  • Building relationships and partnership working with other organisations to recruit and train volunteers to increase our capacity to inform and support people at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and those living with diabetes across London’s diverse communities.  
  • The post holder will also work with other colleagues across the UK and input in to the organisational development of volunteering and volunteer policies.  

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal person for this job will be  

  • An experienced volunteer manager with knowledge of safeguarding and GDPR
  • Able to build relationships, motivate and influence a wide range of audiences
  • Manage multiple projects across the region including the recruitment, selection and retention of volunteers
  • Experienced in delivering training to a range of audiences
  • Able to work some weekends and evenings

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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*Please check our recruitment site for the official closing date. Some of our roles will be linked to third party job boards which may not accurately reflect the correct closing date.  

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