• Corporate Volunteering Officer
  • Permanent
  • Bermondsey, London
  • Up to £34026 per annum USD / Year
  • Salary: Up to £34026 per annum
  • Consultant: Jen D'Souza
  • Expiry Date: 2024-07-26

Corporate Volunteering Officer

Community Southwark

London/Hybrid with a minimum of two days a week in the office in Bermondsey.

Full time, 35 hours per week with flexible working

Permanent

Salary £34,026 per annum

Excellent benefits including 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, 2 volunteering days, 5% pension contribution, annual training allowance, cycle to work scheme, employee assistance programme, and enhanced maternity and paternity pay

Are you an excellent relationship builder with a strong ability to create networks and connect others? Do you have an understanding of the VCS and corporate sector and the potential for partnerships?

Charity People are delighted to be supporting Community Southwark, the umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in Southwark, with their recruitment for a Corporate Volunteering Officer.

With 1,000 not-for profit group members and over 60 years’ experience of offering free services and making connections, Community Southwark supports charities, community groups and individuals through capacity building, networks and training. The charity has strong and productive links with funders, Southwark Council, businesses, and the local NHS, working in partnership to support thriving neighbourhoods and community led solutions to the borough’s deep-rooted inequalities. The 2022-2026 strategy will enable a more impactful and sustainable Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS), support the creation of a more inclusive and equal Southwark and a collaborative VCS able to influence change.

The Corporate Volunteering Officer will develop and grow Community Southwark’s Corporate Volunteering Programme bringing together community groups, charities, and businesses. This role is crucial in maximising opportunities to share pro bono skills and resources, supporting thriving communities and a more equal borough.

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver a skills-based pro bono corporate volunteering programme, working with corporate partners to identify opportunities with community partners.
  • Expand and develop the existing offer to corporate and community partners, engaging with the team and the wider Voluntary and Community Sector to gain a thorough understanding of the sector’s needs.
  • Audit existing corporate and business relationships with the VCS and develop and identify new partnerships, through the running of a corporate advice service.
  • Build and develop a programme of events and communications designed to connect corporates with the VCS.

Person specification

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed

  • An experienced relationship builder, creating networks and connecting others
  • An understanding and appreciation of the VCS and the corporate sector and the potential for partnerships
  • Strategic vision – able to think through opportunities and plan for the long term
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Desirable: An experience of dealing with community or corporate volunteers and/or coordination of projects/teams

Behavioural competencies

  • Confident with a range of audiences, including those in senior positions
  • High level listening, influencing and negotiating skills
  • Extremely well organised, flexible and proactive

The role is based in the office in Bermondsey for a minimum of two days per week. The postholder will also be required to work in the community and may work the rest of the week from home.

How to apply:

If you have the skills and experience for this role, Community Southwark would love to hear from you.

To apply, please visit the BeApplied website:

Corporate Volunteering Officer – Community Southwark – Applied (beapplied.com)

You will be asked as part of the process to upload your CV and answer 5 questions:

  • Why have you applied for this role and what skills will you bring?
  • How will you go about understanding the needs of the Voluntary and Community Sector in Southwark and the potential for supporting these through corporate partnerships?
  • Please give an example of where you have used your influencing skills to involve and engage others in a project.
  • How will you audit, map, and monitor corporate relationships?
  • A small community group has been offered some funding by a corporate partner. The corporate partner also wants to do some practical employee volunteering, but this isn’t what the group needs and they don’t have the capacity to manage the volunteers. What would you do to help?

The deadline is 11am on Friday 26 July 2024. If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Elizabeth Smith Volunteering Manager: elizabeth@communitysouthwark.org.

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