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3) Volunteer Co-ordinator Role

Walford Mill Crafts

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Walford Mill Crafts acknowledges that volunteers play a vital part in growing the success of the organisation. We believe volunteers can make a positive contribution in a changing environment and bring a unique contribution to the life of Walford Mill as it develops new programming strands; engages with the community, designer/craft-makers, the natural environment, staff and recruits a new team of volunteers. This post is a Volunteer Co-ordinator role that aims to develop the overall volunteer programme and to recruit and support volunteers in an encouraging and supportive environment.

What you'll be doing

1. You will develop and plan the volunteer programme and increase volunteer engagement across the organisation. You will identify productive volunteering opportunities, matching volunteers to the needs of the organisation.

2. You will manage all elements of the volunteer journey from recruitment to exit and to support your colleagues in managing their own volunteers ensuring that they are well supported, trained and developed during their time with us.

3. You will be responsible for tracking and evaluating the contribution of the volunteers and assessing their impact on the organisation.

If you are interested please contact Helen Donaldson on 01202 841 400 (Monday/Tuesday) or email for a full role/person specification.

Helen Donaldson

Further location details may be provided below.

Walford Mill Crafts Knobcrook Road, Stone Lane Wimborne BH21 1NL

BH21 1NL

By car: Head out of Wimborne on the B3078, turn left into Stone Lane and first right into Knobcrook Road. A public car park can be found adjacent to the Mill. On foot: From Wimborne town square, head out on the B3078 past the Tivoli theatre. Turn left into Stone Lane and first right into Knobcrook Road and follow the road down to the Mill. By bus: Take a bus to Wimborne Square. We are just 8 minutes walk from the centre of town. By train: The nearest railway station is Bournemouth or Poole.

One week

Admin,Basic IT skills - internet & email,Evaluating & Reviewing,Managing People,Negotiating,Organising & Planning,Reading & Writing

Demonstrates a sound understanding of volunteering with enthusiasm for developing the volunteering programme. Passionate and enthusiastic about the benefits of great volunteer involvement, empathising with volunteers and understanding their needs. Understanding of safe and secure working practices to ensure correct practices and procedures are followed to minimise risk to public, staff and volunteers. A sound working knowledge of volunteering principles and practice. Have an aptitude for working with volunteers and understanding of the differences between staff and volunteers, particularly the legal framework, the approach to reward and recognition and different motivations. Willingness to undertake continuing professional development. Excellent team player, working alongside colleagues and volunteers. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, enabling strong relationships to be built and maintained. Good organisational skills and ability to manage a variety of tasks. Flexible and non-judgemental approach and positive attitude. May have some knowledge of managing budgets. Working knowledge of word and excel.

A beautiful environment to work in. Experience of working in a professional arts space as part of a team. Experience of the local art and craft scene. Engaged in exciting projects that promote team work. Make a Difference to people's lives. Provide information and training in a supportive environment. References. Free parking while on site. Free tea/coffee and biscuits. 10% discount in the shop. Agreed travel expenses. Invites to exhibition launches. An annual volunteer celebration event. Fun and enjoyment.


Administration,Art & Design,Community Work,Gardening,Environmental,Events,Volunteer Management

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