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Corporate Volunteering Officer

Are you the person to develop and grow Community Southwark’s Corporate Volunteering Programme? We are in a unique position to bring together community groups, charities, and businesses.

Community Southwark is the umbrella body for the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) in Southwark. We support charities, community groups and individuals through capacity building, networks and volunteering.

 

Team: Volunteering Team
Grade: Permanent
Salary: £34,026 per annum plus benefits
Location: Hybrid – in the office in Bermondsey for a minimum of two days per week
Closing: 11:00am, 26th Jul 2024 BST

 

Community Southwark

Community Southwark is the umbrella body for charities and community groups in Southwark.

We have 1,000 not-for profit group members and over 60 years’ experience of offering free services and making connections, including:

·        Advice and training (e.g. governance, funding, evaluation and impact)

·        Networks to bring groups together and influence decision makers

·        Tailored support for ethnic minority led groups

·        Information sharing through our e-bulletins, social media, venues and funding databases

·        Advertising, matching, and celebrating volunteers, including Healthwatch Ambassadors and corporate volunteers

We have strong and productive links with funders, Southwark Council, businesses, and the local NHS. We host Healthwatch and a network of Health Ambassadors. We work in partnership to support thriving neighbourhoods and community led solutions to the borough’s deep-rooted inequalities.

 

Our 2022-26 strategy

·        Enable a more impactful and sustainable Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS)

·        Support the creation of a more inclusive and equal Southwark

·        A collaborative VCS able to influence change

 

The Role

Are you the person to develop and grow Community Southwark’s Corporate Volunteering Programme? We are in a unique position to bring 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.

Main Purpose

The core objectives of the post are:

·        To run a skills-based pro bono corporate volunteering programme, working with corporate partners to identify opportunities with our community partners.

·        To expand and develop our existing offer to corporate and community partners, engaging with our team and the wider Voluntary and Community Sector to gain a thorough understanding of the sector’s needs.

·        To audit existing corporate and business relationships with the VCS and develop and identify new partnerships, through the running of a corporate advice service.

·        To build and develop a programme of events and communications designed to connect corporates with the VCS.

We welcome applications from all sectors and experience levels. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people and people from LGBTQ+ communities.

 

For more information about the job description and job specification for the role or to apply click HERE.