Community Projects Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION
POST: Community Projects Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: Volunteer Programme
REPORTS TO: Volunteer Programme Manager
DIRECT REPORTS: N/A.
SALARY: £25-30k depending on experience
LOCATION: Hull
CONTRACT TYPE: Full-time until initially 31 March 2020.
PURPOSE:
Helping achieve our volunteering objectives the Community Projects Coordinator will work within the Volunteer Programme. Through innovative outreach, community engagement and partnership working the role will lead on linking new and existing volunteers to ground-breaking community empowerment initiatives.
We are looking for a passionate individual to energise a role that will bring about life-changing opportunities for individuals volunteering their time and skills that will continue to put people at the forefront of citywide projects that build on the successes of Hull 2017 and specifically its volunteer programme.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Research
Design and implement targeted and citywide:
Desktop studies of community assets.
Asset mapping plans that place volunteers at the forefront of community-level information
2.Engagement & Outreach
Develop innovative programmes of community engagement and outreach that will contribute to ongoing recruitment.
Lead work engaging, empowering and enrolling prospective volunteers from traditionally disenfranchised groups and communities.
Champion and translate where necessary the original arts/culture focus of volunteer roles, as well as promoting new roles across other sectors, e.g. sport, business, health and community empowerment.
Work with our partners to devise schemes to empower local residents to champion the volunteer programme.
Support the development and implementation of our engagement work across all our marketing, communications and online activity.
Support work that aims to embed a robust engagement and attrition plan across all stages including: Promotion; Recruitment; Interview; Offer; Training; Specialist Training; and handover to Deployment.
3. Community Project Delivery
Design and deliver a range of community-focused and volunteer empowering projects, including e.g.:
Random Acts of Kindness initiative.
Community-based social action projects.
High-profile city-wide projects.
Coordinate and support a suite of Volunteer-led social action projects that target the most disenfranchised areas of city communities.
Design and coordinate volunteer deployment across projects, including leading work through the Better Impact software deployment system.
4. Monitoring & Evaluation
Lead the monitoring and evaluation of volunteer engagement and dissolution, and impact on wider beneficiary groups.
Track and ensure effective progress of initiatives against funder milestones, particularly in relation to health and wellbeing and other core indicators
5. Working with Partners
Build relationships externally with community groups and other existing volunteer initiatives across Hull and East Yorkshire.
Support work embedding a long-term sustainability strategy for the volunteer programme.
6. Wider Responsibilities
Work with our Marketing and Communications providers to develop new ways to engage online.
Lead on shaping a diverse project-specific volunteer-focussed training strategy including elements of content, design and delivery.
Champion our access-for-all objectives across the work of the organisation.
Be a leading advocate of the programme’s commitment to create a best practice model for future volunteering in Hull, future Cities of Culture and other international events.
Proactively work towards the overall vision of the organisation as a member of both the Volunteer Programme and the wider Marketing, Communities and Legacy Team.
PERSON SPECIFICATION
REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Community engagement, with a proven understanding of barriers to proactive volunteering.
3+ years work in community or volunteer deployment, development or engagement roles.
Ability to take a strategic approach to volunteer development and community engagement.
Working knowledge of health & wellbeing as measures of project impact.
Management of multi-partner programmes of significant public exposure and accountability.
Demonstrable excellent internal and external relationship building skills.
Ability to act as a programme ambassador across diverse audiences and competing agendas.
Ability to confidently and articulately champion volunteers.
Budget management and financial accountability.
Education to degree standard or equivalent experience in a relevant sector.
IT literate in Microsoft Office applications.
Experience of programme monitoring and evaluation.
DESIRABLE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Knowledge and understanding of the context and characteristics of Hull and surrounding areas in terms of geographical, political, social and community landscapes.
An active interest in and an appreciation of volunteering across any sectors.
The ability to work outside of typical working hours.
Community-focussed training delivery.
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
Self-starter, with demonstrable motivation, commitment, focus, enthusiasm and energy to drive a programme within wider organisational goals.
Team player with a collaborative and inspirational people-focussed style with a proven ability to engage.
An independent thinker with the flexibility to adapt within an organisation experiencing constant growth and change.
An innovator – able to plan, implement and continually adapt to meet the changing requirements of an artistic programme.
Interest in contributing beyond areas of specialist responsibility.
Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send the following to recruitment@hull2017.co.uk:
Curriculum Vitae
Covering letter or supporting statement (no more than two sides of A4)
Current salary and any salary expectations
Completed equal opportunities monitoring form
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
CLOSING DATE: 9.00am Tuesday 29 May 2018
INTERVIEW DATES: Monday 4 to Wednesday 6 June 2018.
Hull 2017 is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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