Staying Well Befriending Volunteer Coordinator
Based in the Neighbourhood team at Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre
18 hours per week
Fixed term to 1st December 2022
£22,000 per annum, pro rata for part time
From the first Sure Start Children’s Centre to the first Men in Sheds group in Calderdale and lots in between. North Halifax is an area with a history of successful volunteer and community led programmes. And you could be part of it!
NHP have led on the Staying Well project on North Halifax and the Lower Valley since 2015 During the COVID-19 challenge Staying Well have widened their offer to include a telephone befriending scheme. North Halifax Partnership are eager to sustain and develop this piece of COVID legacy work and are looking for an enthusiastic Volunteer Coordinator to join our existing Staying Well team. The team works across 4 areas and ‘hubs’ in Calderdale. This role would support volunteers across all areas.
The role involves:
- Growing and retaining volunteers
- Exploring the future of the befriending scheme
- Setting up a Befriending Network with other local organisations, groups and partners offering similar support
It is essential that you have
- Experience of working with volunteers, including recruitment and training
- Experience of establishing and building relationships with external organisations
- Excellent communication skills
We are especially looking for someone who is passionate about reducing loneliness and isolation in communities as well as growing the strengths of volunteer programmes. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the motivations of volunteers and the issues effecting vulnerable people.
North Halifax Partnership is a community-led charity with a purpose to support individuals from cradle to grave, and to carry out activities which relieve poverty and disadvantage, promote health and wellbeing, and strengthen communities.
We deliver children’s centres and family support services; a Staying Well service to tackle loneliness and isolation; the Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative helps people into employment and training, provides youth and diversionary projects and delivers activities that make the community safer, cleaner, greener and more cohesive.
NHP supports the Calderdale ambition to be the most active borough in the North.
If you are interested and want to know more, we encourage you to get in touch and ask us about the role, all enquiries welcome.
Contact: Rachel Swaby on 01422 392708
For an application pack please visit our website Northhalifaxpartnershipworksupport
Wider information on Staying Well can be found at www.stayingwellhub.com.
If you have any problems, please contact our Core Services team on 01422 251090.
Closing date for applications is 6th October
Interviews will be held on the Friday 22nd October (provisional)
North Halifax Partnership LTD is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake a DBS Check.