Volunteer Coordinator to co-ordinate and develop new volunteering opportunities for Bristol Culture
Our volunteering offer is one of the largest in the South West, providing a comprehensive range of volunteering opportunities for over 900 volunteers in 2018-19. Our museums and historic houses are visited by over 1 million people annually.
Volunteering opportunities are developed in partnership with different teams including marketing, events, collections and operations to deliver an outstanding, inclusive and audience-focused volunteering offer. Part of that offer includes supported volunteer placements with built in mentoring and support, which are developed in partnership with colleges, community organisations and as a progression from our own community and young people’s projects. These are offered to people from Black or minority ethnic backgrounds, Disabled people and volunteers from neighbourhoods that have been less likely to visit museums as part of our drive to diversify our volunteering profile.
We are looking for a Volunteer Co-ordinator with excellent organisational skills and a proven track record of working effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will support colleagues across the service by, building relationships with partner organisations to develop volunteer opportunities, supporting and mentoring existing project participants into new opportunities, using Better Impact volunteer management software and training staff in its use collating performance data and volunteer statistics, as well as sometimes overseeing a team of volunteers eg to use handling objects to engage with the public.
An effective communicator with excellent written and spoken English language skills, you will have considerable experience of working within a public-facing role delivering excellent customer service.
You will be based at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery but you will be expected to work at any of Bristol Culture’s sites across the city. Although your agreed working hours will be between Monday and Friday, you may be required to work the occasional evening or at a weekend.
After you have seen the job paperwork, if you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please email: Jackie Winchester, Senior Officer – Participation firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0117 3521648
Bristol Culture is funded by Bristol City Council and Arts Council England and is committed to diversifying our audiences and workforce in line with the priorities of those organisations. We encourage applications from all sections of the community, as want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the city we serve. However, we particularly encourage applications from candidates from groups under-represented in our organisation including; Black and minority ethnic, Disabled people, under 25s.
Join us and you’ll receive a generous rewards package including flexible working and flexi-time, a member of the Local Government
Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.
All full time posts can be considered for job share
Provisional dates for interview:16th or 22nd October
Please note that this role is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.