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Volunteer Coordinator role with CPRE Hampshire

Who is this for?

A special volunteering opportunity with CPRE Hampshire.

 

CPRE fights for a better future for the English Countryside. They  work locally and nationally to protect, shape and enhance our beautiful, thriving countryside for everyone to value and enjoy.
CPRE Hampshire is an independent charity which is part of the CPRE family. Their National Office is supported by county branches who campaign locally to influence decision making on a range of environmental and land-use issues.


They will be launching a new campaign to protect the vulnerable countryside between Portsmouth, Southampton, and Winchester in 2018. Having an active base of well supported volunteers is integral to the success of this campaign and they hope to find someone who is passionate about working with people and creating change.


Activities will include but are not limited to:


• Completing a skills audit of existing CPRE Hampshire volunteers

• Helping to identify gaps in current skills and develop volunteer roles to meetorganisational needs

• Helping to develop plans to recruit volunteers to their District Groups and to work with the branch office

• Being a point of contact for all volunteers and help to manage the activity of volunteers

• Promoting volunteer roles through recruitment and publicity plans

• Identifying opportunities to reward and recognise volunteers

• Helping to develop an induction process for new volunteers joining the organisation

• Helping to build the capacity of their volunteers by identifying and organise training

• Supporting the development and delivery of voluntary activities in communities

• Working closely with the office team to identify areas where volunteers can support their work


Working Arrangements


This is a flexible role that can be designed to fit around you and your current commitments. They hope that you will be able to commit between 10-15 hours a week although this may vary depending on the time of year.We have an office in Winchester that you will be welcome to work in, we support home and remote working too. They will keep in regular contact via phone and/or email to discuss progress and to provide support. They hope that you will be able to join them for team meetings that take place fortnightly on a Wednesday. 

Person Specification


They are looking for someone who meets most of the criteria as outlined below.

 

Essential:

 

• Excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for working with people

• Ability to work in a methodical way with attention to detail

• Good verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to communicate and work with a wide range of people

• Ability to enthuse and motivate people

• Ability to work alone with a proactive approach to work

• Competence with various IT applications and use of email/internet

• Working knowledge of social media platforms, especially Facebook


Desirable:


• Experience of managing volunteers

• An interest in the countryside

• An understanding of or interest in campaigning

• Access to own vehicle


What’s in it for you?


CPRE volunteers are motivated to help for a range of reasons, but normally they have astrong interest in protecting and enhancing the environment, as well as encouragingpeople to enjoy the countryside and all it has to offer.


Benefits include:


• Personal satisfaction and enjoyment through your volunteering role

• A great opportunity to use your existing experience and to develop new skills

• Working with others to make a difference both locally and nationally

• The potential to meet and discuss issues with a wide range of like-minded people

• Opportunities to attend local and national CPRE activities, events and workshops

• Becoming a key member of a well-respected and active charity in Hampshire


How they will support you


You will receive full training and support in your role. Your contact for the role willprovide day by day support, guidance and direction and will ensure you have a goodexperience working with the branch.The role is voluntary although they will pay all out-of-pocket expenses with prioragreement, in line with their Volunteers Policy.


Contact details:

For more information on this role or others like it, please contact:

Charlee Bennett : Charlee.bennett@cprehampshire.org.uk

Event details:

contact: Charlee.bennett@cprehampshire.org.uk where: CPRE Hampshire, 89a St Cross Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9RJ when: 14/11/2017 at 9:50 pm to 15/12/2017 at 5:00 pm

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