Sustainable Communities Volunteer Coordinator (Part time/Job share)

Home based, Leicestershire
14 hrs a wk (flexible)
Holiday Entitlement: 
25 days (pro rata P/T)

Garden Organic are currently looking for a part-time Volunteer Co-Coordinator (job share) to join our friendly and dedicated Sustainable Communities team. This is a fixed term contract until 31st March 2020 for 14 hours a week. The role is home-based to cover the Leicestershire area working to plan and co-ordinate all project activities for the Master Gardeners project volunteers in this area.
As Volunteer Co-Coordinator you'll be covering the location of Leicestershire with specific project areas of: Districts/Boroughs of Melton, Oadby & Wigston and Harborough.
Some evening, weekend and bank holiday working will be required. There are no set days of the week as this is flexible to suit requirements. This post may be subject to a DBS check and will require the successful candidate to undergo safeguarding training.
It is the nature of work of Garden Organic that tasks and responsibilities are, in many circumstances, unpredictable and varied. All staff are expected to work in a flexible way when the occasion arises where tasks are not specifically covered in the Job Description and have to be undertaken.  Garden Organic actively encourages employees to spend time volunteering with other departments within the Charity.
In return, Garden Organic offers its employees many benefits including:
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • 8% employer pension for a 4% employee contribution
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Life assurance (x 2 salary)
  • Employee Assistance helpline
  • Free parking
  • Membership of Garden Organic which includes free or discounted entry to partner gardens around the country
  • On-going training and career development
  • Free access to all Garden Organic’s public courses (certain conditions apply)
In addition to these more tangible benefits Garden Organic also offers a relaxed, supportive and inclusive culture with a strong commitment to equal opportunities for all.
Applications are to be submitted via application form and full covering letter explaining why you feel you are suitable for the position.  Any applications received without a full covering letter will not be considered.
We are a disability confident employer. If you are classed as disabled under the Equality Act 2010 (i.e. you have a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long term effect on your ability to carry out normal day to day activities) and would like to be considered for an interview under our disability confident scheme please indicate this in your covering letter.
We welcome informal discussion about the role prior to application, please contact Human Resources on 024 7630 8237.
*The salary for this role £18,900 – £19,500 pro-rata (0.4 FTE)
Application Closing Date: 
Monday, 18 February 2019
Interview Date: 
Monday, 25 February 2019