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Volunteer Coordinator

Reference:
VAC-195
Sector:
Advice, Animal, Charity
Job Role
Co-ordinator
Salary:
£20,325 Per Annum
Hours:
Full Time
Town/City:
Leeds
Contract Type:
Permanent
Closing Date:
27/08/2019

Volunteer Coordinator

  • Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • £20,325 per annum + benefits
  • Permanent,
  • Full-time
  • Closing date: 27 August 2019

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Job Description

We are seeking a Volunteer Coordinator to be responsible for co-ordinating all of the volunteering opportunities within our Rehoming Centre's operations.

Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK with a nationwide network of rehoming centres and charity shops. Last year, Dogs Trust centres cared for over 15,000 dogs; we never put a healthy dog down.

Our rehoming centres house thousands of dogs each year until they are able to find a loving new home and the success of our centres wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated team of staff and volunteers; there is a real family-community within each of our centres. Come rain or shine, our team are out in all weathers to make sure the dogs have the best possible life. Dealing with thousands of visitors each month, our rehoming centres are the face of Dogs Trust and we pride ourselves on our staff providing the very best in customer service.

In this role you will  recruit, select and induct volunteers ensuring high volunteer standards are achieved. You'll build strong relationships with staff across the centre and the wider organisation to deliver an excellent standard of volunteering experience and development as appropriate. You will liaise with the Supporter Relations Officer, over volunteer support for fundraising activities, and with the local Dogs Trust Charity Shop Managers over any volunteers shared between the shops and the rehoming centre.

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of customer care and the role of volunteers in an organisation, including their integration, management and development. You'll have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and strong leadership skills with ability to engage and work effectively with large groups of people with varying backgrounds and skill levels. You will also have a positive attitude, methodical approach to work with the ability to work under your own initiative. But above all a passion and committment to work and goals of Dogs Trust. A full, manual, UK driving licence is also required.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter explaining your interest in and suitability for the role by clicking the APPLY NOW button.