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160 Dundee Street, EH11 1DQ
£26,398 - £28,539 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
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Volunteering Champions Co-Ordinator



Full Time - 35 Hours per week

Hybrid Working – 2 days per week in one of offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow or Dundee, 3 days per week home-working.

Fixed Term to 29.03.2024

Salary £26,398 - £28,539

We have an exciting opportunity for a Volunteering Champions Co-Ordinator to join our Peoplehood team. This key role supports the successful delivery of a new ground-breaking and unique project. 

As part of a ground-breaking £12.5 million government funded project, Blackwood is seeking to create neighbourhoods that support people as they age so they can live five more healthy, active years. 

Working with partners and co-designing with the local community, these neighbourhoods will combine technology, designing, products and services in a physical and digital environment.

The overall programme will operate across three demonstrator neighbourhoods in Scotland, with industry and academic partners. It addresses five themes:

 Sustaining Physical Activity

 Designing Age-Friendly Homes

 Managing the Common Complaints of Ageing

 Creating Healthy and Active Places

 Supporting Social Connections

The successful applicant will be responsible for the successful delivery of the volunteering programme within the Peoplehood Project across all three neighbourhoods - Charleston (Dundee), Cardonald (Glasgow) and Buckie (Moray). Working closely with the project team – the engagement team and the thematic leads in a Business Partner capacity, this is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking for a specialist, front facing, leading and dynamic person centric role right in the thick of things. Regular travel between neighbourhoods and our head office will be expected.  

Can you bring this to Blackwood…?

o Demonstratable experience of recruiting volunteers at scale?

o The ability to plan and manage volunteers to support multi-disciplinary teams but clearly define scope of volunteering support? 

o Knowledge of volunteering networks?

o Strong people and relationship building skills?

o Strong collaboration skills?

o A flexible approach to ever changing needs as the project evolves?

If you are saying yes, then you might be the candidate we are looking for!

You are a confident, proficient and forward-thinking professional who can motivate, lead and manage a project in this area of speciality.  

Also, you can demonstrate competency, experience and success in the areas of Volunteer management, planning and generation required for this role.

Our Employee Benefits package

Our people are our greatest assets and we have been in awe of the fantastic work all our teams have continued to provide to our customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, we provide:

o Fully paid induction and personal development opportunities

o Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period

o 34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours

o Company pension scheme and Death in Service Benefit

o Flexible and family-friendly policy and procedures

o Access to employee wellbeing support networks such as a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health First Aiders, Wellbeing Hub and employee engagement forum

Guidance for applicants

In accordance with the new immigration rules, employers must hold a licence of sponsorship to recruit all overseas candidates who do not have the right to work in the UK. It is with regret that this role does not meet the current suitability requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Therefore, we cannot progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK. 

We ask that all applicants read the Job Pack before completing the application form, available on the Careers section of our website. Successful candidates will be required to obtain a Basic Disclosure Certificate.

Blackwood is committed to diversity and inclusion and as an accredited Disability Confident Employer, we will interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum requirements for the post.  

Closing date for applications is Sunday 2nd October 2022, 10pm

Interviews will take place on Monday 10th October 2022.