SKILLS & VOLUNTEERING CYMRU (SVC)
Equality, diversity & inclusion (EDI) representative & Project Coordinator
based at museum place, Cardiff (combined with home-working and project visits)
39 hours per week – 1 year (Fixed Term) £18,851- £20,602
Closing date: Sunday 3rd October
(Interviews will be held digitally on Thursday 7th October)
Skills & Volunteering Cymru (SVC) is a volunteer-led charity | SVC (svcymru.org) supporting 500+ individuals to volunteer across a variety of different projects in Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan and Rhondda Cynon Taff. Our projects aim to combat feelings of loneliness and isolation within our different beneficiary groups.
This role will provide an opportunity to work in the Third Sector, gain experience within Health & Social Care, and represent our charity with our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) developments and strategy.
The successful candidate will coordinate a variety of projects working in partnership with the NHS, and additionally supporting the homeless community. Our projects aim to enhance the lives of our beneficiaries, provide skill development and a rewarding experience to our dedicated volunteers, whilst creating stronger local communities.
Project Coordinators are the main point of contact and support for both our lead volunteers, and our project volunteers. The successful candidate will be instrumental in the training, supervision and vetting of our volunteers.
As the EDI Representative for SVC, the role will work alongside our EDI Committee, working together to expand our charity demographics, and ensure SVC continues to be representative and inclusive for all.
We are seeking an enthusiastic team player, who possesses a positive attitude towards disadvantaged and vulnerable people, excellent communication skills, flexibility and dedication.
The successful candidate will be supported and mentored by the SVC Manager. Due to government restrictions, it is anticipated that the role will involve a combination of home-working and office-based work, with additional travel to attend various volunteering projects.
An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this role.
To apply for this opportunity please send your CV, plus a covering letter to the SVC Manager, Adrienne A.Earls@SVCymru.org You are welcome to contact Adrienne by email to find out further information, prior to applying.
Your cover letter should detail why you think you are a good match for the role, and what attracted you to apply. Please consider the information provided in the Job Description and Person Specification when applying.
Aims – Skills & Volunteering Cymru (SVC)
- To provide opportunities to students from the three local Universities (Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan and the University of South Wales), and community members, to increase their awareness, experience and skills through a wide range of voluntary work.
- To enhance the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable members of the community.
- Research, apply and promote diversity initiatives and share best practice.
Main areas of work and duties:
- To supervise and coordinate a case-load of projects, supporting disabled adults – this might include adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health conditions.
- To provide supervision and support to volunteers of allocated projects.
- To provide upport to beneficiaries participating in allocated projects.
- To work with colleagues and volunteers to deliver a range of in-person, and digital projects, to combat feelings of loneliness and isolation in our beneficiary groups
- With the support of the SVC manager, to produce quarterly monitoring reports for allocated projects.
- To assist with the development and support of current projects.
- To work with colleagues and volunteers to design new projects.
- To liaise with the volunteers, beneficiaries and partner organisations SVC works with – in particular the NHS and the Huggard centre.
- To prepare and deliver volunteer informal interviews, introductory sessions, and appropriate volunteer training.
- To represent the SVC staff team within our development of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
- To organise and lead the EDI Committee at SVC. To work alongside the SVC EDI Committee, working together to expand our charity demographics, and ensure SVC continues to be representative and inclusive for all.
- To support in the organisation and delivery of SVC fundraising and marketing events.
- Promote good practice in volunteering.
- Work with the SVC team to identify volunteers, and develop systems and policies for recruitment.
- Work with the SVC team to recruit volunteers, obtain references including DBS checks, train and support volunteers.
- Work with the SVC team to organise effective meetings, training sessions and social activities to retain volunteers.
- Assist in promoting and publicising volunteering to potential volunteers.
- Work with Lead Volunteers and colleagues to maintain accurate records of volunteers and partner organisations.
- Prepare reports and information to deadlines for the SVC Manger.
- Maintain promotional information and publicity material - with a particular focus on EDI.
- To assist with all other project administration as directed by the SVC Manager.
- Assist with the production of publicity materials, to deadlines as directed by the SVC Manager.
- Assist with SVC social media and prepare information for the SVC website – with a particular focus on EDI.
- Ensure the availability and accessibility of information within SVC - with a particular focus on EDI.
- To prepare for, attend and engage in supervision, appraisal and performance reviews, accepting and learning from constructive feedback.
- To attend and participate in training as agreed by the SVC Manager.
- To be an active member of the staff team, responding to staff commitments and priorities in the office as required.
- To attend staff meetings and keep accurate records of time keeping.
Support to volunteers:
- Give advice, information and practical support to volunteers and to be generally available to the volunteers on a day to day basis.
- Oversee the implementation of SVC Policies and Procedures, making regular visits to projects, where deemed necessary.
- Ensure the development of good practice in each project and SVC as a whole in conjunction with the SVC Manager (or their nominee in their absence).
- Implement and upkeep necessary systems and Codes of Practice (adhering to GDPR legislation).
- With the SVC Manager and SVC Board of Trustees, implement and promote all SVC’s and Innovate Trust’s policies, including Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities.
- Work with colleagues and Lead Volunteers on all aspects of project management and monitoring.
The preceding duties are neither exhaustive nor exclusive and you may be required to carry out other duties that are deemed necessary and reasonably fall within the scope of this post. All Staff should be aware that although they may be appointed to a specific project, scheme or development they must be willing to undertake similar duties in other INNOVATE TRUST’S services either on a temporary or permanent basis. (All staff will be fully consulted about any proposed change.)