Kirknewton Volunteer Co-ordinator (Paid role) – working with senior citizens & volunteer groups

Job opportunity

We would like to hire a volunteer co-ordinator who would lead by example and recruit and arrange to train a number of volunteers to go to people’s houses and do the tasks that they struggle to do, to provide some company and to keep them up to date on events happening in the village. 

This role will also support our Youth Work and Volunteer PVGs.

Application is by CV and covering letter.  In the letter please explain why the role is of interest to you and why you feel your skills align with the job.  Please send in your application by Monday 16th December, 5pm indicating when you may be able to start if offered the role.

The vision of the Kirknewton Community Development Trust is to provide a sustainable and improved quality of life for everyone that lives and works in Kirknewton. Our mission is to engage everyone who lives and works in the village and be an inclusive and vibrant community that invests in the future of the village.
To help achieve this we are looking for a new Volunteer Co-ordinator.
You will be co-ordinating, supporting and encouraging all volunteering activity in Kirknewton and ensuring communications with all relevant stakeholders, particular focusing on the elderly.
Flexible working hours essential as these posts require some evening work.  Salary is circa £12,000 for 21 hours a week.  A work place pension is also available.  This role is funded for 24 months.
For further information about the community go to and the Development Trust
If you have any question about the role contact CEO Tony Foster at or call 01506 883988.
Application is by covering letter why you would like the role and CV.   CVs should be e mailed to or posted to KCDT Green Room, 12 Main Street, Kirknewton, EH27 8AH.
Further particulars for the role are below.
Responsible to: KCDT CEO
Responsible for: Kirknewton Volunteers
Hours of work: 21 hours per week
Holidays: 28 days pa/pro rata
KCDT has an opt in pension plan
Funded for 24 months
Broad Tasks
  • Co-ordinating of all volunteering activity in Kirknewton and ensuring communications with all relevant stakeholders, particular focusing on our elderly residents. Supporting and encouraging volunteers in current and developing groups.
  • Evaluate and Monitor and report on outcomes and objectives of the volunteer programme.
  • Grant Funding applications for specific projects.
  • Conducting and maintaining our skills and volunteer audit and data, matching skills to relevant activities in the Kirknewton Development Plan
  • Standardising and implementing Policies and Procedures in relation to volunteers
  • Ensuring Good Practice is adopted in relation to planning for volunteer involvement, recruitment, support and supervision and training and development of volunteers
  • Developing and organising delivery of Volunteer Management Training for key staff and support volunteers
  • Volunteering opportunities with role descriptions to support social enterprise
    development and employability skills
  • Developing methods of recognising and celebrating volunteer involvement and organising the Kirknewton Volunteer Awards.
  • Liaising with the Chief Executive and Directors of the Trust
  • Undertaking any other task as may occasionally be required
  • Attend supervision and support meetings as agreed
Person Specification
Experience and knowledge:
  • Experience of community volunteering
  • Experience of community based projects
  • Experience of managing volunteers.
  • Experience and understanding developing a volunteer policy
  • Knowledge of grant funding for volunteers, Experience of working with the elderly would be preferable.
Skills and abilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to communicate to individuals, different age groups and small and large groups.

Looking after volunteers

  • KCDT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers interacting with these groups to share this commitment. This position will be subject to a satisfactory reference check


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