Volunteer Projects Coordinator, St James’s Church, Piccadilly
Volunteer Projects Coordinator (new role)
£35k pa – 5 days per week (days to be discussed at interview)
12 month employment contract
St James’s Piccadilly is a Church of England parish in the heart of London. In addition to the regular services, a large and dynamic congregation, and committed staff team, we run and support volunteer groups and outreach projects offering practical action and pastoral care alongside people experiencing homelessness and low incomes, going through the asylum system, returning to work having been in the prison system, and experiencing short or long-term challenges with mental and physical health.
This new role will be the prime focus for the recruitment, support, training, retention and growth of the volunteer teams at St James’s and in supporting all stages of the volunteer journey. The role will have line management responsibility for two part time roles of Food Hospitality Outreach Coordinator and Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support Worker. The role will manage all aspects of volunteer administration.
The successful candidate will have knowledge of recruiting, supervising and supporting volunteers; a commitment to social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion; flexibility and ability to thrive in a changing environment; proactive and collaborative in engaging with staff and volunteer teams. Excellent computer literacy is essential and confidence in use of Office 365 and Excel. Training will be given in St James’s database ChurchSuite.
St James’s actively welcomes applications from people who are currently underrepresented in our community including people with global majority heritage, people with lived experience of poverty and people who identify as LGBTQ+.
Candidates do not have to identify as Christian or belong to a religious faith, but the successful candidate will be in sympathy with, and actively promote St James’s ethos and values.
Full role description and application details can be downloaded at: www.sjp.org.uk/jobs
Closing date for applications: midday Friday 31st March 2023
Interviews: planned for Wednesday 5th April 2023
The Diocese of London is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce which represents our context and wider community. We are aware that those of Global Majority Heritage/United Kingdom Minority Ethnic (GMH/UKME), women, and disabled people are currently under-represented among our clergy and workforce, and we particularly encourage applications from those with the relevant skills and experience that will increase this representation.