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Volunteering Development Manager

  • Organisation:Imperial War Museum
  • Location:IWM London
  • Salary: £31,000 per annum
  • Contract type:Permanent / Full-Time

You will be expected to work both independently and part of the volunteer engagement team across all of our five branches. You will line manage Volunteer Team Leaders and support approx. 70 members of staff from across different departments who involve volunteers. You will also coordinate communications both up and down in order to achieve quarterly milestones and deliver key priorities of the Volunteer Engagement Strategy.

You will manage all elements of the Volunteer Programme across London Branches: Churchill War Rooms. HMS Belfast and Lambeth Road, driving the delivery and development of all services at these sites You will be responsible for all volunteer led activities as well as building a positive volunteer culture internally and externally. You will be expected to build partnerships within the community to explore new roles, offers and approaches to inclusive volunteering to achieve IWM’s aims and goals by involving volunteers in all we do.

You will work with both staff and volunteers, to improve skills and confidence and ensure that they are fully trained and prepared for their role. As a champion of values and behaviours, you will promote an open and professional culture. We’re looking for someone who has experience in developing others. Grounded in the best volunteering practices, you will bring experience and a willingness to innovate.

You will use your imagination and creativity to support the Head of Volunteering & Engagement in the development and delivery of the Volunteer & Engagement Strategy and Activity plan to meet the needs of IWM.

For a full job specification, which your application will be marked against, please see attached person specification. 

The closing date for applications is 9am, Friday 12th August 2022. Interviews will be held on Friday 19th August and Monday 22nd of August 2022.

2022.07.08 Volunteering Development Manager, IWM London JD.pdf – 349KB 

The benefits listed below are discretionary and IWM reserves the right, with due notice, to vary or withdraw them at any time. All such benefits apply during the course of your employment only.

  • Our generous full-time equivalent annual leave allowance is 25 days per annum plus public holidays rising to 30 days after 5 years.
  • Access to our Company Group Pension Plan with competitive Employer Contributions.
  • 20% discount in all IWM’s on-site shops.
  • A 25% discount in IWM’s cafes.
  • Free entry to all IWM Air shows at IWM Duxford.
  • Free entry to a large number of other museums & galleries and their exhibitions which we have reciprocal arrangements with.
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity benefits dependent on length of service.
  • Access to our in-house training programmes and development
  • Access to an interest free season ticket loan scheme after three months service.
  • Access to a Ride 2 Work Scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme, and Career Development Advice.
  • IWM staff also have access to The Charity for Civil Servants services and support.
  • IWM staff are entitled to membership of the Benenden Healthcare Society (subject to their terms & conditions.
  • Eligibility to join the Civil Service Sports Club, securing additional discounts and benefits.
  • Access to social events run by groups with IWM.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. This role is subject to:A basic check, which shows unspent convictions and conditional cautions.

IWM is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunities.

We miss out when people feel IWM isn’t for them, and are committed to removing and reducing barriers to make IWM open to everyone.

Our Access and Inclusion strategy has been developed to promote openness, equal opportunities to access, inclusivity and encourage diversity in everything that we do, from employment practices, the services we provide to our visitors to the facilities we make available to public.

At IWM we seek to address the need for greater diversity within our workforce as well as the wider museum and heritage sector. In all our practices we embrace diversity and promote equality of opportunity and we welcome applications from suitable candidates of all backgrounds.

August 2022, 9:00 AM

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