Head of Volunteering
As Head of Volunteering, you’ll join us at a key time following a busy 2 year period of growth and development across all delivery areas of the charity. Our volunteer programme has responded and supported the charity through this expansion, growing organically in both numbers and the range of activities it supports. We are proud of our incredible volunteers and what they have achieved which was recognised in 2022 with the honour of a Queens Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a local voluntary group can receive in the UK, equivalent to an MBE.
Providing leadership and guidance whilst acting as an ambassador, the Head of Volunteering will build on these impressive foundations to grow a powerful movement of people coming together to support one of the most ambitious biodiversity initiatives in the UK.
About the role
This is a strategic role, and the post-holder will have overall responsibility for a team of two, the volunteers and our volunteer programme. You will lead on significantly growing our volunteer network through recruitment, developing our existing network of volunteers - ensuring they have the training and resources to support the broad range of activities within the programme and steering a digital transformation of our processes and procedures to improve efficiency, prepare us for growth and ultimately ensure we are delivering a high quality, flexible and meaningful experience for all volunteers.
Able to remain calm under pressure and balance conflicting priorities to deliver agreed plans, you will be a brilliant communicator, strategic thinker, proven relationship builder and be passionate about volunteering and supporting volunteers, local groups, and communities to develop and grow. You will have a good understanding of how volunteers can support the work of charities and have a creative approach to establishing and enabling inclusive, accessible, and workable volunteer opportunities that meet the needs of a growing organisation and the diverse populations across our region.
The Heart of England Forest is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Applicants must be willing to undergo protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS disclosure.
To apply for this role, please complete the application form and equality and diversity monitoring form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.