Ambassador Volunteer Coordinator (Ref 4561)
- Multiple Locations
- Annualised Hours
- £35,411 - £39,493 per annum, pro rata
This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Ambassador Volunteer Programme, supporting a network of Ambassador Volunteers throughout Devon.
This role works closely with both Devon Information Advice and Support for SEND (DIAS) and Parent Carer Forum Devon (PCFD). DIAS are the statutory service providing impartial information advice and support for children and young people with SEND and their parents carers. PCFD promote participation of parent carers across the county to enable partnership working with the Local Authority and health services to ensure that services are focused on meeting the needs of children and their families.
Volunteer Ambassadors for parents and carers of children with SEND act as points of contact in schools, groups, or within a local area to collect and disseminate information for DIAS and PCFD. The AV coordinator is responsible for co-ordination of the programme, including training and induction of new volunteers and ongoing support and training for those within the team.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated coordinator to deliver the aims of the programme. Key elements of the role include developing and managing a team of volunteers, developing community networks, organising events, delivering presentations and training, disseminating key information from stakeholders, gathering feedback, and producing written reports to demonstrate impact. This will require excellent verbal, written and digital communication skills, the ability to develop strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, and excellent organisation and time-management. Experience with managing volunteers and project delivery will be an advantage.
The AV coordinator reports to DIAS and PCFD and is line managed by the DIAS Manager. The role requires an ability to work independently and flexibly including occasional evenings and weekends, with an ability to travel across Devon.
The role is part time, averaging 18.5 hours per week, but weekly hours may vary to cover peaks and troughs. The role requires the ability to work independently and flexibly including occasional evenings and weekends, with an ability to travel across Devon. A term time only arrangement could be considered.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 12th April 2023.
For further information or an informal conversation about the role, please contact Sue Brealey or Amy Jones: Sue.firstname.lastname@example.org or Amy.email@example.com
- We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
- DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. More information can be found on our Equality and Diversity webpages.
- The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc.
- This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.
- Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice.
- Happy to Talk Flexible Working.
- For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page.
- This role requires a DBS disclosure.
- OrganisationDevon County Council
- Work LocationExeterDevon
- Work Postcode
- Occupational GroupEducation Support
- Salary Details
£35,411 - £39,493 per annum, pro rata
- Job TermPermanent
- Appointment TypeAnnualised Hours
18.5 hours per week
- Closing Date
- DBS Check Required