Volunteer Co-ordinator Ref: 17/414

Richmond Fellowship
Contract Type
Application closing date
£18,231.00 with progression to (£19,190.00)


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Are you an organised, proactive and compassionate individual with experience in the Mental Health field? Do you consider yourself to be a natural communicator with the ability to build strong relationships? If so, join Recovery Focus as our Volunteer Coordinator, where your passion and drive can drive us forward and, in turn, give you the challenging and rewarding role that will take your career to the next level.

Recovery Focus is a new group of expert charities with the shared aim of inspiring individual recovery nationwide. Between us, we have a track record of more than 200 years of developing and running personalised services that work with people with mental ill health, addiction and other complex needs to achieve their ambitions. Each partner organisation has its own rich history of success, but together we believe we can lead the way in evidence-based recovery pathways that we can tailor to meet local and individual needs.

One of our partners, Richmond Fellowship, is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to , work  in our new Mental health Wellbeing and recovery support service in Leicester which will see our successful candidate use their abilities to support, induct and mentor a network of volunteers.

This lead role will see you work closely with Team Leaders on developing a network of volunteers and, in turn, contribute to the development of organisational policies, procedures, systems and guidance to underpin volunteer support and good practice initiatives within Richmond Fellowship. You will support the recruitment of volunteers who will be able to offer support, identify and implement a training programme, while also promoting the volunteer service to all stakeholders.

You will also provide volunteers with your full support and supervision, ensuring they all receive induction and training in their work and are encouraged in personal development. Regularly evaluating the impact of peer support on those supported, the peer supporters themselves and the wider MH system is a key element of the role, as is operating the volunteer support service within agreed budget parameters and providing progress reports for internal and external stakeholders.

To be successful you must be an outstanding communicator, both verbal and written, with an impressive background in the Mental Health field and a strong understanding of the principles on which mental health services are run. Flexible, calm and influential, you will boast excellent relationship-building, prioritisation and decision-making abilities plus a sound knowledge of equal opportunities and of Recovery and Personalisation agenda.

You will also be a highly adaptable, collaborative and self-aware individual, who has a good understanding of Service User development, while a full UK driving licence is also essential.

Subsequent salary progression up to a maximum of £19,190.00  will apply to this post, subject to the postholder meeting the eligibility and performance criteria.

If this sounds like the role for you, then please apply via CV and supporting statement. 

Closing date: November 24th November 2017

Interview date: 4th December 2017

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