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Volunteer Development Manager


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The closing date for this job vacancy has now passed.
Closing Date: 
9th March, 2020
NAWT Trust
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About the role:

As the Volunteer Development Manager, you will be responsible for the recruitment, placement and retention of volunteers across the organisation.

You will be involved in developing the overall volunteer strategy and plan to deliver the Trust’s strategic objectives. You will oversee the ongoing recruitment, training, role matching, relationships, retention and supervision of the Trust’s volunteers to ensure best practice is followed and maintained.

You will also be required to identify new volunteering opportunities and work with external organisations to promote volunteering.

Your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Development and implement the volunteering strategy, policies and procedures.
  • Oversee volunteer recruitment and management.
  • Promote volunteering.
  • Identify new volunteering opportunities.

About you:

The successful candidate will be an outstanding communicator with a high level of interpersonal skills. You will be able to work cooperatively with a range of colleagues and be able to offer a proactive approach to volunteer opportunities and support.

You will have an empathy with volunteers and an understanding of their needs, as well as the ability to work and relate to a diverse range of people.

You will have experience of the following:

  • Senior management experience.
  • Experience of managing volunteers.
  • Managing change and creating positive working environments.
  • Developing and implementing systems, policies and procedures.
  • The ability to be flexible and work as part of a team.

Although not essential, experience or knowledge of using databases to record volunteer information would be beneficial for this role.

As this post will be responsible for volunteers across the country, the ability to drive and to be willing to work away from home on occasion is required.

As part of our commitment to making NAWT a great place to work, we offer access to the following employee benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata).
  • Contributory pension.
  • Access to a free 24/7 support service providing support including legal, financial, emotional and medical advice.


If you feel you have the right skills to be a successful Volunteer Development Manager, please send your CV with cover letter to Clare Williams, Chief Executive at