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Volunteer Development Officer

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location   England (London & Greater) - UK
Salary   Starting salary £27,580 per annum inclusive. Fixed term contract until 31.03.19
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Mid Level
Deadline   23/11/2017
Company Name   City of London
Contact Name  
Website   Further Details / Applications
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We are looking for a dynamic and experienced Volunteer Development Officer to lead our volunteer programme, as part of our City Bridge Trust funded programme ‘Green Spaces, Learning Places’.

As the Volunteer Development Officer, you will champion volunteering across the Open Spaces Department, provide support to colleagues who manage volunteers, and work closely with our project officers to develop teams of volunteers across our learning projects below:

- Guerrilla Interpretation Project (based at West Ham Park and Epping Forest): aims to connect London’s families to nature through ‘bringing nature to families’ using bespoke interpretation tricycles staffed by teams of community volunteers.

- Green Spaces Friendly Schools Project (based at West Ham Park): takes a full school approach with a smaller number of London’s inner city schools. The project aims to embed outdoor learning in a school’s ethos and curriculum, and create a sense of place with their local green space, through assemblies, school sessions, teacher training and senior leadership support.

- Green Space Play Project (based at Hampstead Heath & Queen’s Park): aims to address barriers to connection with nature by targeting families with under-5s through natural play activities.

- Green Talent (based primarily at Hampstead Heath & Bunhill Fields): provides opportunities for long term unemployed young people to explore careers in the environmental and green spaces sector.

Our projects are designed to increase people’s connections to their local green spaces, resulting in better understanding, confidence, involvement, wellbeing and connection in the local community. You should have a strong track record of developing lasting volunteer programmes with strong legacies and working closely with hard-to-reach communities.

You will also be responsible for leading the development of best practice in volunteering across the Open Spaces Department through setting policies and procedures, supporting and coaching colleagues, and mentoring our independent friends groups and volunteer organisations. You will lead training sessions for staff who manage volunteers, chair the departmental Volunteering Steering Group, and lead on measuring the impact of volunteering.

You will also work alongside the Head of Learning on department-wide projects such as new ways of evaluating the impact of our learning sessions.

If you are passionate about involving communities in volunteering and you want to make an impact, we look forward to receiving your application.  

Any additional enquiries contact Abigail.tinkler@cityoflondon.gov.uk  

Closing Date: Midday 23 November 2017

Interviews will be held on 7 December.

To apply, please visit www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/jobs

Please note that CV’s will not be accepted

Please contact 020 7332 3978 (24-hour Answer phone) quoting reference number OS379 if you experience any problems. A minicom service for the hearing impaired available on 020 7332 3732.


The City of London is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes application from all sections of the community

The City of London Corporation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

The City of London Corporation operates a no smoking policy.

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