Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.
Do you have experience in volunteer recruitment and/or management within the charity sector?
Do you have experience in the delivery of successful volunteer recruitment drives?
Do you have knowledge of social media platforms?
We are looking for an Area Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator at a pivotal time of transition and change for the organisation.
What you’ll be doing:
In this role, you will be working to support shop teams with the recruitment and onboarding of new volunteers. To grow the number of volunteers who can support our shops across a geographical area (approx. 18 shops) by understanding individual shop needs, You will support the visibility of local volunteering opportunities and promoting the value and impact of volunteering. You will also be involved with supporting the development and delivery of an area volunteer recruitment strategy through individual shop plans and build strong external partnerships which recruit the right people for the right roles. The role will support and drive area and national recruitment initiatives. Finally, you will have the opportunity to develop strong relationships with the area.
This role will be a Fixed term contract for 6 months.
We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam's mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to the values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do and our feminist principles.
An ideal candidate for the role will also be / have:
- Experienced in volunteer recruitment and/or management preferably gained in the charity sector
- Experience in the delivery of successful volunteer recruitment drives
- The ability to consider, develop and implement new ideas to attract volunteers
- Organised with the ability to prioritise and meet targets
- The ability to work in partnership with others to deliver shared objectives and targets
- Excellent communication and collaboration skills
- Excellent IT skills and knowledge of computerised systems
- Knowledge of social media platforms
- Flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well as part time, job share, fully or partially home-based.
Our values and commitment to safeguarding
- Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment by complying with our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
- The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of our organisation.
- Offers of employment within the open recruitment stages will be subject to one satisfactory internal reference from a current manager in line with current policy where the selected candidate is moving to a new Division and the role has significantly changed from their current post. Gaining an internal employment reference will not apply to those within ringfence selection or suitable alternative / redeployment situation which falls under Oxfam’s redundancy process.
- Conditional offers made in selection stages may also be subject appropriate screening checks. Oxfam GB participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will take into account any live disciplinary sanctions a candidate may have when making the selection decision.
- Location: UK (Flexible/home-based)
- Hours: 36 hours per week
- Salary: £19,700
- Job Family: Retail
- Grade: D
- Job Type: Fixed Term – 6 months
- Closing Date: 3 December 2020
How to Apply
- Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.
- Oxfam GB is a member of an international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.
A Thriving Diverse Oxfam
- It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.
To do that:
- We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
- We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
- We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.
- In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role