Head of Volunteering (South West Region)


St John Ambulance
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£47,250 per annum

Job Highlights
  • In this role, you'll lead and inspire a dedicated volunteering team, leveraging your extensive experience in volunteer management and proven track record of success.
  • You'll bring a deep understanding of best practices, a strong network in the volunteer sector, and experience developing and implementing a winning volunteer strategy.
  • We pride ourselves in being a great place to work, providing a supportive culture with opportunities to grow and develop your career, achieve a healthy work-life balance and be recognised for the great work you do.
Job Requirements/Description

About You 

In this role, you'll lead and inspire a dedicated volunteering team, leveraging your extensive experience in volunteer management and proven track record of success. You'll bring a deep understanding of best practices, a strong network in the volunteer sector, and experience developing and implementing a winning volunteer strategy. You'll thrive in a senior-level role managing teams and have excellent leadership skills to empower volunteers and staff in your region. 

About The Role 

  • Our new strategy orientates the whole charity around our vision for community first aid – providing it, teaching it and raising awareness of it. You’ll support volunteers from across St John to be at the centre of this work, coming together locally to serve their communities. Specifically, you will be responsible for: 
  • Motivating and activating a team of St John people (both staff and volunteers) to deliver the regional plan including volunteer delivery of training, community education, first aid cover at community events, fundraising, youth activity and awards and recognition.  
  • Building the regional presence, delivery and culture for all volunteering roles at St John. 
  • Championing excellent volunteer experience in the region, harnessing central pathways and resources to create a smooth user journey that recruits, trains, retains and rewards volunteers locally. 
  • Building partnerships across the region which build the first aid movement – with NHS partners, schools, local authorities, youth organisations, funders and more. 
  • You'll work closely with volunteers and volunteer leaders across the region and line managing a team of 2-3 Community Volunteering Officers (staff) to achieve maximum impact. 

About Us 

St John Ambulance is committed to increasing the diversity of our team and making sure we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.?We want this commitment to be reflected in the diversity of the people who work with us. We welcome submissions from people from all backgrounds and identities. 

At St John, everyone is valued and supported to thrive; we have several networks including the Armed Forces Multi Culture, Disability and Accessibility, Pride, Family and Carers and Women’s groups.?We do not?tolerate any form of?discrimination?and?engender?a sense of belonging for all, by creating an environment of mutual respect, where we value unique differences and demonstrate authentic allyship.?We believe passionately in equity, diversity and inclusion. 

St John Ambulance has something for everyone. Hear from some of our amazing volunteers here.   

We pride ourselves in being a great place to work, providing a supportive culture with opportunities to grow and develop your career, achieve a healthy work-life balance and be recognised for the great work you do. The role benefits from a competitive salary, generous pension, hybrid, flexible working, 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) - increasing to 38 days over 5 years, options to buy and sell holiday, free first/mental aid first aider courses, Blue Light and NHS online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme, life assurance, flu jab, eye care, mental health and wellbeing tools and volunteering days. 

St John Ambulance
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£47,250 per annum

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