Exciting Opportunity – Volunteering Development Manager

Volunteering Development Manager

Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s ‘Resilience and Recovery’ funding stream over the next two years, BCA are looking to recruit a Volunteering Development Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team of an ambitious local charity, Buxton Civic Association, unique among Civic Associations, due to the number of assets it takes direct responsibility for. These not only include SSSI listed Poole’s Cavern, but also Grinlow Wood and Corbar Wood amongst others. BCA also campaigns actively within the town for high quality environmentally sensitive developments which encourage bio-diversity, whilst publishing a number of books and journals that celebrate the heritage of the town.

As Volunteer Development Manager you will take the lead in developing volunteering opportunities with Buxton Civic Association, facilitating openings to volunteers across our nine historic woodlands, Poole’s Cavern, our visitor centre and our Sensory Garden in Buxton town centre. Buxton Civic Association has a long and successful track record of volunteering, with community support at the heart of the organisation, which must be maintained as we approach our 60th anniversary. It is important however that we look to the future, fully embracing best-practice and current trends in engagement, and attract new supporters. This post will aim to significantly develop and increase the levels of volunteering throughout the organisation. You will ensure volunteering with BCA is a mutually beneficial and enjoyable experience open to everyone with something to offer, helping to make us the organisation of choice for local volunteers

Volunteering Development Manager

Salary: circa £30k depending upon experience

Duration: 2 years fixed term (Initially project funded with potential to extend)

Location: Poole’s Cavern Buxton, Derbyshire (Hybrid working)

Hours: 37.5 Responsible to: Chief Executive

To apply for the post please download the recruitment pack below and send your CV and a covering letter portraying your relevant experience and how you meet the person specification to David Green, Chief Executive, via dave.green@buxtoncivicassociation.org.uk

Please also include the equality monitoring form and include in your application letter where you saw the role advertised

Recruitment timetable

Applications close at 5pm on 28 January 2024.

Proposed interview date 9 February 2024.

Interviews will be in the format of a panel interview, presentation, and tour of the site, giving you an opportunity to meet members of our team, including trustees and staff.

Appointment will be subject to two satisfactory references, one of which should be your current or most recent employer.

While we are advertising the role as full time, we are open to suitable applicants who would be open to job sharing on a part time basis.

Volunteering Development Manager Recruitment Pack