Events & Community Engagement Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION
POST: Events & Community Engagement 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 Events & Community Engagement Coordinator will work within the Volunteer Programme. Through delivery of a proven suite of ongoing engagement events and innovative outreach and partnership working the role will lead on supporting the recruitment and ongoing empowerment of the programme’s volunteers and target communities.
We are looking for a passionate individual to energise a role that will bring about life-changing opportunities for communities and individual who 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
Work with the Programme Development Officer and Community Projects Coordinator on the implementation of targeted and citywide community asset mapping studies.
2 Events Coordination
Work with the wider volunteer programme staff team to deliver a range of high profile community and volunteer engagement and empowerment events, including:
Volunteer selection centres
Update sessions
Volunteer forums
In-person and digital mandatory training and master classes
Stakeholder networking occasions
Volunteer celebrations
3 Community Engagement & Outreach
Working in partnership with the Community Projects Coordinator, supporting events delivery across a range of community-focussed and volunteer empowering projects, including e.g.:
Be-spoke engagement activities
Random acts of kindness initiative.
Community-based social action projects.
High-profile city-wide projects.
A suite of Volunteer-led social action projects that target the most disenfranchised areas of city communities.
General work on engagement and outreach, including need to:
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 internal team and external partners to devise schemes to empower local residents to engage with volunteer activity.
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.
Design and coordinate volunteer deployment across project areas of responsibility, 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 for your projects.
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.
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
3+ years Event design and management.
Ability to take an event-specific approach to volunteer 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 and event objectives.
Budget management and financial accountability.
Education to degree standard or equivalent experience in a relevant sector.
IT literate in Microsoft Office applications.
The ability to work outside of typical working hours.
DESIRABLE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Community engagement, with an understanding of barriers to proactive volunteering.
Community or volunteer deployment, development or engagement work.
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.
Experience of programme monitoring and evaluation.
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.
A creative 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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