Volunteering & Social Action Leadership Worker

Closing date:Sunday 18 April 2021
Remote Working / Hartlepool

Annual salary - £22,386

Hours - Full time, 35 hours per week

Term - Fixed term until 31 March 2022 in the first instance (we are open to secondment opportunities)

About the role

You will be responsible for recruiting new volunteers, promoting volunteering opportunities, delivering development, training and support programmes to those volunteers and evaluating the effectiveness of the volunteer support.

The role also heads up our Social Action Leadership programme, which supports local people to turn their own ideas about solving poverty in their communities into action. You will work with an existing group of Social Action Leaders to strengthen their skills and seek out and support new Social Action Leaders.

This busy role offers an excellent opportunity to work alongside others – local residents, voluntary organisations, the public sector and businesses – in supporting and developing the skills of those delivering action to make a genuine impact on poverty in the town.

You will a member of the Hartlepool Action Lab team https://www.hartlepoolactionlab.org/ The Action Lab brings local people and organisations together to develop solutions to poverty in Hartlepool. Our work includes projects focused on housing, volunteering, community action, food, energy, benefits and digital inclusion.

About you

If you have experience of working within the volunteer sector and have a passion for developing and delivering programmes of support, development and learning ideally within a community setting then we would love to hear from you.

We are keen to hear about your excellent communication skills, your team working ability and how you can work flexibly and pro-actively to achieve your goals.

You will be a good planner and have a creative streak that allows you to innovate and try out new endeavours.

This post gives an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a leading social change organisation and make a difference in your local community. The role can be undertaken remotely but will include extensive travel in and around Hartlepool once restrictions lift.

This post is funded through the Place Based Social Action Programme of The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

About us

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty. The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) is a registered housing association and care provider in Yorkshire and the North East. JRF and JRHT are two important influencing organisations with an ambitious agenda for inspiring positive change in the UK in line with our vision of a prosperous and poverty free UK.

How to apply

Please send your CV and a written statement (no more than 2 sides of A4) outlining your suitability for the role (incomplete applications will not be considered) and email to [email protected]

Please also complete the Monitoring form detailed below.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 18 April 2021.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 29 April 2021.

Due to current Covid-19 Social Distancing requirements, interviews will take place using Microsoft Teams.

Application documents

Our commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion

At JRF/JRHT we believe in giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race, sex, sexual orientation, trans status or social economic background. We positively encourage applications from people with experience of living in poverty.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. This means that we are committed to the recruitment, progression and retention of disabled individuals. We shall also offer interviews to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job. If you have a disability, please tell us if you would like to be considered for an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme.