Volunteer Programmes Manager - Greater London Authority

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Salary: £44,388 per annum

Grade: 8

Contract type: Fixed term contract until March 2022

Reference: GLA2719

Interview date: 10 & 11 March 2021

Application closing date: Thursday 25 February 2021 at 23:59 GMT

Team London is Mayor Sadiq Khan's volunteering programme. At Team London, we believe volunteering is a great way to help Londoners reach their full potential. We encourage all Londoners to actively give their time to make the capital a better place.

Through our programmes, we have a strong focus on building the next generation of volunteers and we deliver social action programmes in schools, colleges and universities. Our programmes include brokering volunteering opportunities for major events in London, focusing on tackling youth unemployment through volunteering and providing support and training for the third sector.

Volunteering has become even more important in London in the last year, with volunteers responding to local need, supporting communities, stepping up to support NHS Nightingale and the vaccine roll-out. The Volunteer Programmes Manager role provides an opportunity to build onTeam London’s response to Covid, to support the voluntary sector and continue to manage and improve the ongoing major events volunteering. 

Our major events volunteering programme includes Team London Ambassadors who are deployed across 9 locations for the busiest six weeks of the summer as the friendly face of London. It also includes deploying volunteers in response to events or crisis situations. Volunteers have supported sporting and cultural events such as London Marathon, Lumiere London and Ride London and will be leading the Host City welcome for the postponed Euro 2020 football tournament.  

We are looking for someone who is able to manage multiple projects, plan live events and work flexibly in Team London. An understanding of the voluntary sector and working with volunteers is important, as is the experience of developing and delivering training. A commitment to recruiting and supporting diverse volunteers is essential, one key area of responsibility is to continue to improve experiences of Black, Asian and minority ethnic volunteers and to continue to develop a team of volunteers that reflects London’s diversity.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share. 

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on glajobs@london.gov.uk quoting reference: GLA2719

Application closing date:  25 February 2021 at 23:59 GMT 

Interviews will take place: via MS Teams on 10 & 11 March 2021

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