Vacancy: Volunteer Administrator

Position Filled

Here at Bhaktivedanta Manor We are seeking to appoint an inspiring and dedicated candidate for the role of Volunteer Administrator to support the Volunteer Care Council (VCC).

The VCC are responsible for engaging over 1,000 volunteers in different roles and opportunities of volunteer works throughout the year at Bhaktivedanta Manor.

This is an exciting opportunity to work and serve with the VCC team to provide exciting and life changing moments of service.

Key responsibilities include

  • Lead on the development, implementation and evaluation of a volunteer program which generates opportunities and role descriptions based on current operational and program aspirations.
  • Help internal stakeholders to understand the role of volunteers and the contribution they can make to their departments
  • Recommend and implement goals and objectives for the volunteer program reflecting ISKCON’s values.
  • Manage the practicalities of the volunteering program such as policies, procedures, standards, safeguarding and budgets.
  • Provide the appropriate administration to the existing team in regards to recruiting, training, and supervising new volunteers.
  • Maintaining an up-to-date database.
  • Using marketing tools such as social media, e-mails, and volunteer databases to communicate, promote and inspire
  • Keeping new and existing volunteers informed about the organization and the exciting volunteer opportunities.
  • Matching volunteers to opportunities that suit their skill sets, and ensuring they understand their responsibilities and receive the proper training.
  • Keeping schedules and records of volunteers’ work.
  • Preparing codes of conduct and operating procedures to uphold the organization’s values.
  • Investigate best practice in the volunteering and cultural sectors regarding increasing the diversity of volunteers.
  • Develop and manage partnerships with external stakeholders including Universities/volunteering hubs/other ISKCON communities.
  • Develop and maintain links with local community groups and other organizations and businesses in order to recruit volunteers.
  • Raise the profile of Bhaktivedanta Manor’s volunteer programs, acting as an ambassador.
  • Work with Marketing to design a range of marketing materials in accessible formats to promote ISKCON and its volunteer program, including digital methods.
  • Attend volunteer fairs and community events and organize recruitment workshops and talks.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Ensure that volunteer roles, guidelines, procedures, record keeping and evaluation systems are followed and maintained.
  • Ensure that volunteers receive the appropriate level of supervision.
  • Provide data and written reports for internal and external reporting as required.
  • Health and Safety
  • Ensure that all programs, activities and events are developed and conducted in line with Health & Safety and Safeguarding guidelines, conducting any necessary risk assessments as required.

Details of special skills and experience required:

  • Knowledge of current trends, resources and information related to volunteer management;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with a diverse range of people
  • Proven experience of initiating and managing volunteer projects is desirable
  • Experience in volunteering and recruitment is desirable
  • Experienced in managing budgets with good financial awareness
  • Capacity to inspire, influence and motivate others;
  • Ability to deal with information in a confidential manner and respond with sensitivity
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to manage a variety of tasks;
  • Administrative and IT skills, and an ability to maintain records and produce reports

If you are up for the challenge get in touch by 25th January 2022.

Location: Hare Krishna Temple, Bhaktivedanta Manor, Hilfield Lane, Watford WD25 8EZ

Hours: 35 hours per week


Published onMonday, January 10th, 2022

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