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Volunteer and Events Coordinator

Background

If you have a love of the coast and a desire to help the community, this is the role for you!

 

Sea the Change is a Scottish Charity committed to connecting communities to coastlines. We do this by promoting accessibility for all at the beach via our Beach Wheelchairs service, encouraging sustainable lifestyles, and running events to raise awareness of the natural environment and our need to protect it.

Established in 2018, we began as a group of passionate and dedicated volunteers. As we developed, demand for our services increased to such an extent that we now employ a small team. This has enabled us to grow further and deliver more impactful projects.

Job Summary

We have recently received National Lottery funding, allowing us to expand our team by creating a brand new position of Volunteer and Events Coordinator. The main duties of the role will be to recruit, manage and coordinate our Beach Wheelchair Volunteers, and manage the delivery of Sea the Change community events and activities in Berwickshire.

Key Responsibilities

Hours: 16 hours per week (days negotiable)

Salary: £28,000 pro rata

Fixed Term: 3 years fixed term until 2026, with potential to extend

Location: Hybrid - Coldingham Beach/ Home Working 

Report to: Executive Officer

Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 26 May 2023

Interview Date: Thursday 1 June 2023 (online)

Management of Beach Wheelchair Volunteers

  • Recruit new volunteers

  • Deliver volunteer induction and training

  • Arrange the volunteer schedule / rota

  • Liaise with wheelchair users and volunteers to obtain feedback, ensuring the best possible service is provided

  • Collect relevant data and assist with impact assessment

  • Maintain contact with volunteers to support retention, ensuring volunteers have a positive and enjoyable experience

  • Keep policies and procedures for the service up to date

  • Work with staff and volunteers to ensure the sustainability of the beach wheelchair service

Management of Community Events & Activities

  • Lead and deliver on Sea the Change community events and engagement

  • Present updates to a variety of audiences and key stakeholders

  • Build connections to ensure a collaborative approach with stakeholders

  • Represent Sea the Change at meetings, activities and events as required

  • Support with branding, tone of voice and key messages positively, contributing towards raising Sea the Change’s profile

  • Maintain accurate records and undertake evaluation tasks as required

  • Help develop structure, systems and processes – including risk management

Required Skills and Experience

  • Experience in Volunteer Management

  • Experience in Events Planning

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Personable, friendly and helpful manner

  • Reliable, organised and punctual

  • Adaptable to change

  • Happy to work outdoors in variable weather conditions

  • Team player but can also work independently

  • Strong IT skills

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, contact Alice Fisher, Executive Officer alice@seathechange.org.uk

Huge thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund for supporting this project

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