Senior Volunteer Coordinator (12175)

Role: Senior Volunteer Coordinator

Salary: £26,500 per annum plus £700 on call allowance - £27,200 per annum

Contract: Fixed Term Contract for 18 months (contract extension possible subject to funding)

Hours:  37 hours a week (Some evening and weekend work is required)

Homebased – there will be regular travel to the office and other locations in Dorset  - you will need a car and driving licence.

Location: Dorset – area covered by Dorset and BCP councils, Office located in Ferndown.


  • 29 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays, with up to 5 additional days for continuous service and option to buy or sell leave
  • Gain professional qualifications and excellent training/development opportunities
  • Flexible maternity, adoption, and paternity packages
  • Pension with up to 7% employer contribution with included life assurance cover
  • Staff discount portal and Blue Light Card eligibility with 15,000 national retailers discounts.

Closing Date: Midnight on Wednesday 19th June.

Vulnerable children in the UK need your help

Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you'll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.

Last year, we helped more than 671,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.

A bit about the role

Dorset Nightstop has provides safe, secure emergency accommodation for Dorset young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The Nightstop service, welcomes Young People into the home of a fully trained volunteer host providing them with a safe haven whilst more permanent solutions are found. The service has been running since 2008.

How you'll help to create brighter futures

As Dorset Nightstop Volunteer Coordinator you will Co-ordinate the safer recruitment, induction, training, and supervision of volunteers, ensuring they are well equipped to carry out their roles competently and confidently.

  • Recruitment training and ongoing support of volunteers.
  • Managing the referral assessing the risk and supporting young people whilst they stay with Nightstop volunteer hosts.
  • Liaising with service provides (housing and social care) to gain a longer-term solution for the young person's housing needs.
  • Promote the service using all forms of communication including social media to referrers and young people who could use the service.
  • Provide quarterly data to fundraisers and the Nightstop Board

Let's talk about you

  • NVQ Level 3 in health and social care or equivalent qualification
  • Experience of working with vulnerable young people and families
  • Experience of managing and supervising volunteers or other workers and delivering training
  • Skills in assessing and managing risk in relation to safeguarding and health and safety concerns
  • IT Literate including some knowledge of Excel.
  • Ability to travel around rural areas in Dorset

Good to know

Application Process

There are five sections to complete: Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration.

Talent Pool

We know talent when we see it. But sometimes we find the right person but not for the right job. We'd love to keep your details for when the right job comes up. Let us know if you'd rather we didn't.

Contact: Recruitment Partner Sarah Manderfield on 01923 361743 or sarah.manderfield@actionforchildren.org.uk if require any further information.

Diversity, equality, and inclusion

At Action for Children, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic, and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups in society and for Action for Children.

Don't meet every single requirement?

If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with the job description, we'd love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.

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Dorset Nightstop
Action for Children, Office B1 Arena Business Centre, 9 Nimrod Way, Ferndown, Dorset, UK, BH21 7UH
  • Salary:
    £27,200 per annum
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  • Contract Type:
    Fixed Term Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    19 June 2024
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