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We are hiring! Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator Job Description

Responsible to: Community Engagement Manager

Location: The Campus, Pack Horse Lane, High Green, Sheffield S35 3HY

Salary: £20,438 FTE

Working hours / days: Between 10 - 12 hours per week by arrangement - flexible. Some occasional weekend and evening working may be required to support event activities.

Annual leave entitlement: 25 days plus statutory holidays (pro rata)

Contract: Permanent subject to completion of a three-month probation period

What do we stand for at HGDT?

Our mission:

“To work collaboratively with our communities to make this a great place to live, learn, work and play.”

Our vision:

“A local community where every single person can reach their full potential.”

Our values

Accountability, Inclusivity, Respect, Courage, Integrity & Commitment

HGDT has recently launched an exciting new Community Engagement growth plan offering a wide range of new projects and activities to support the public of High Green and surrounding areas.

Focusing on the areas greatest needs the Community Engagement growth plan will see the growth and establishment of new and existing projects across three main areas : Health and Wellbeing, Relief of Poverty, Skills and Employment and the Environment. In addition there will be fun, family and community focused activities that create a sense of pride and belonging to support the Trust’s work.

Volunteers will be an integral part of making our ambitious plans a success. HGDT wants to create a team of empowered, enthusiastic and supported volunteers that understand their impact and who have the opportunity to thrive in their roles.

With oversight from the Community Engagement Manager, the Volunteer Coordinator will lead on volunteer recruitment, induction, supervision and development of our team of volunteers and work with the rest of the HGDT team and community partners to ensure each volunteer has a great experience whilst maximising their impact to the Trusts aims and objectives. The role will be key to the implementation of our volunteer program and ongoing growth, development and sustainability of our activities and services.


  • Work with the Community Engagement Manager to create a team of volunteers to both lead and support the variety of activities and services offered by HGDT both on site at The Campus and out in the community.

  • To develop a volunteering program that is inline with the qualities and standards set by the Investing In Volunteers accreditation, and be successful in application and award of this accreditation on behalf of the HGDT.

  • Support with recruitment of suitable volunteers in line with HGDT’s policies, procedures and values. Appropriately match volunteers to suitable and appropriate roles and ensure they receive a welcoming and informative induction and ensure they have the necessary resources, support and training to be successful in their role.

  • Lead on all aspects of the administration of a large team of volunteers and their activities, developing and inspiring them to develop best possible practices across the Trust’s work, recognising and deploying volunteers’ strengths and acting as an authentic role model

  • Ensure that where necessary / appropriate they are suitably supervised and supported in their day to day activities.

  • Share knowledge and skills to enhance the development of all volunteers. Celebrate volunteer success. Manage any issues swiftly and with professionalism.

  • Ensure volunteers attend team meetings where appropriate, in order to maintain good communication within the respective teams and across HGDT and to provide a forum to share concerns, experience and skills

  • Deliver a volunteer training programme and ensure regular, good quality, reflective 1:1 and group supervision for volunteers is made available.

  • Respond appropriately to any safeguarding concerns; demonstrating an understanding of, and complying at all times with HGDT’s procedures for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

  • Attend and actively participate in team meetings and other meetings as required by HGDT.

  • Support the Community Engagement Manager in planning, monitoring and reviewing the development of activities and services in line with identified priorities, targets and outcomes.


  • Previous experience of working with volunteers and/or coordinating volunteering activity.

  • Understanding of volunteering and skills development

  • Ability to manage and prioritise workloads.

  • Good level of IT skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to communicate effectively with a range of people.

  • Effective team working and strong interpersonal skills.

  • A passion for community work, supporting and empowering others.


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