Volunteer Engagement Officer
Salary: £20,000-£23,000 per annum (35 hour week) plus 7% pension contribution
Location: Chesham, Buckinghamshire
[NB Home working might be an option if the successful applicant has the right experience and waterways knowledge – please call to discuss]
Exciting opportunity to work for one of the leading waterway charities
Overall purpose of the job:
For more than 70 years, we have campaigned to keep Britain’s waterways alive. Over the next 5 years we have clear objectives to increase IWA’s visibility across the waterways network and expand the range and depth of activities our volunteers are engaged in at branch level. We want to inject new pride in the work of IWA, to broaden the number of volunteers working with the Association and embed a brand new campaign to stir the nation to Love our Waterways - an exciting new theme.
We are looking for someone to join us on this journey who is passionate about effectively engaging, involving and supporting our members and volunteers at a grassroots level.
The successful candidate’s main focus will be to support our network of 33 branches, grow our volunteer engagement and encourage more of our 10,000 waterways supporters to get involved. You will be expected to help branches organise volunteering activities that will increase the amount of activity IWA delivers and help us ignite a fresh passion and connection to the waterways.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an energetic and experienced professional to work with IWA to help us re-energise our branch network and implement our 5 year plan. This position would suit someone who has excellent written and verbal communication skills, lots of initiative and who wants to learn and take responsibility quickly.
The role will involve travelling and some out of office hours work (evenings and weekends).
The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 9am on Monday 6th February.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 16th February at our Chesham office.
Download full vacancy pack and application form.