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Volunteer Manager
huntington's disease association

Job Description

The Huntington's Disease Association is a UK registered charity that supports people affected by Huntington's disease across England and Wales. We provide information, advice and support to families, friends, and healthcare professionals.

We are looking for an experienced Volunteer Manager to support and inspire those who volunteer for the charity. You will lead them in line with the vision, mission and values of the charity and work to fulfil the goals of our strategic plan. You will strengthen our current volunteering strands with effective governance and great communication and will develop new volunteering opportunities within the charity.

You will manage our volunteer-led Branches and Support groups who offer peer support, fundraising opportunities and activities locally. You will also manage HD Voice, our panel of volunteers, who contribute to the internal development of the charity and ensure that the voice of the Huntington’s community is at the heart of research into the condition.

You will co-ordinate all aspects of the volunteer journey from recruitment, selection, induction, training and ongoing support and develop effective policies, procedures and guidance for volunteers as well as developing an effective monitoring and evaluation process.

We are looking for someone with strong volunteer management skills who has experience of training volunteers and of writing policies, procedures and guidance in line with data protection guidance. Also someone with great communication and relationship management skills who has experience of managing volunteers at all stages of their volunteer journey.   

There will be regular evening and weekend work as many of our volunteers work themselves so need the support out of office hours. There will be a need for travel across England and Wales. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to bring their knowledge, skills and experience to our organisation.

We offer great benefits including 25 days annual leave plus public holidays (pro rata for part time staff), a pension scheme with 3% employer contribution, a tax-free working from home allowance, a Medicash scheme, a flexible working approach, a supportive and positive working environment and fantastic learning and development opportunities.

We are committed to equal opportunities in our recruitment process and in order to find out how well we are doing, we collect monitoring data. This will not form part of the selection process in any way and will be used for monitoring purposes only. The completion of this form is voluntary.

The Huntington's Disease Association is looking for someone with the ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of adults at risk, children and young people. We follow safer recruitment practices to ensure we are safeguarding the people we work with. We require the successful candidate to provide two employment references and undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for enhance disclosure before joining the charity.

Full details of how we securely handle the data you provide to us as part of the recruitment process can be found in our privacy notice for job applicants on our website.

Click on 'apply' to begin your application. To ensure your consideration, please upload both a CV and cover letter. Your cover letter should include why you are applying for the role and how you meet the requirements of the person specification. The job description and person specification can be found within the job vacancy pack.

Applications submitted without a CV and cover letter will not be considered.

Closing date for applications is Friday 3 May 2024, 5 pm
Interviews will be held Friday 17 May 2024.

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