This starting salary for this role is £35,382 per annum for 36 hours per week.
The Volunteer Manager will run all aspects of the Volunteer Team, therefore an understanding of either the fire service or the voluntary sector is essential. The areas of work are extensive, covering all demographics, for this reason you will need to be an excellent communicator with any age of person in the diverse community that we serve.
This role will be primarily based at Woodhatch HQ in Reigate and hours will include some evening and weekend work, especially during the summer months. A full clean driving license is essential as you will be expected to work in all areas of Surrey. You will also need to have proven IT skills and be able to use data bases as well as develop learning packages.
Welfare of the volunteers under your supervision is paramount, there are currently 80+ volunteers ranging from 17 to over 80 years old and you will need to keep in regular communication with all of them. Effective communication skills, using a full range of communication methods and channels will be essential as not all volunteers use computer based communication. The Volunteer Manager will be required to run the recruitment and retention of volunteers, which will include interviews.
You will be responsible for all areas of HR, a good understanding of volunteer law is essential although advice will be available through Surrey County Council, responsibilities will include DBS checks for volunteers carrying out regulated activities. You will also be responsible for ensuring volunteers driving licenses are up to date and any additional training is provided to ensure they are competent to drive allocated vehicles.
You will be responsible for all financial areas of the volunteer service, these include consolidating travel expenses and additional expenditure incurred through the daily running of the volunteers.
You will need good organisational skills to assist with and manage large scale safety campaigns.
You will be responsible for supporting the Junior citizen program run by the Children and Young People Team, delivering fire safety education to approximately 7000 year six students in seven locations across surrey.
As part of the voluntary sector, requests for assistance can come in a short notice and you will need to be prepared to work through the challenges this these can cause. Should large scale incidents occur, you will be required to be the coordinator for any volunteer organization’s that are involved.
You will be the liaison for the Rapid Relief Team (Plymouth Brethren) and be responsible for liaising between SFRS and the RRT.
K9 wildfire volunteers are an additional part of SFVS, and you will be required to work with the countryside partnership officers and Wildfire Managers to ensure the smooth running of this department.
You will also be responsible for providing Social Media updates and ensuring relevant messages and information are sent out on a regular basis abiding by SFRS policy. Keeping in touch with Surrey Volunteer hubs is essential.
You will be responsible for sourcing and delivering all training for the above mentioned activities, full support is available from Community Fire Safety and associated departments.
Volunteers bring tremendous value to our team and work in many capacities, giving their time, expertise, and enthusiasm to help Surrey’s residents and visitors stay safe. The Volunteer Manager will lead over 80 volunteers, of varying ability and age ranging from 17 to 80. You will motivate and run all aspects of the volunteer team; this includes the selecting, training, supervising, informing volunteers and matching their skills with the type of activity being undertaken.
Process For Application:
To be shortlisted for this role your CV and personal statement will need to provide evidence with examples (where appropriate) for the following points:
- A full clean driving license is as you will be expected to work in all areas of Surrey
- Good understanding of volunteer law is essential although advice will be available through Surrey County Council, responsibilities will include DBS checks for volunteers carrying out regulated activities
- You will need to have proven IT skills and be able to manipulate and interpret data as well as develop learning packages
- You will need good organisational skills to assist with and manage large scale safety campaigns. You will also be responsible for supporting the Junior Citizen program run in collaboration with partners working across Surrey: delivering fire safety education to approximately 7000 year six students.
- You will be responsible for providing social media updates to our Digital and Social Media Officer, ensuring timely information or messages are drafted for publication on a regular basis
- You will be responsible for keeping volunteers updated, sourcing training and dealing with short notice requests for assistance and work through the challenges this may cause, so excellent communication skills will be required
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 27th June 2021.
Interview dates to be confirmed.
For an informal discussion please contact AGC Tessa Schooling on 07968 834 181 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
A DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity is required for this role.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.