Job Title: Community Volunteers Officer

Office Base: Sligo Town

Reporting to: The Centre Manager

Hours of Work: P/T Position (15 hour week)

Overall Purpose of the Job:

The Community Volunteers Officer will coordinate and chaperone a cohort of volunteers in the delivery of event support to community organisations and festivals on behalf of Sligo Volunteer Centre.

Stakeholder collaboration and strength in relationship building is central to this role and is excellent administration skills.

The role will focus on generating a greater number of volunteer roles and opportunities as part of rollout of Community Volunteers programme. This programme focuses on once-off or short-term roles that support community events such as community festivals, parades, concerts, matches, sporting events, environmental events, or clean-ups etc. Volunteers can get involved as often or as little as they like, when it suits their schedule, rather than committing to more regular volunteering. Community Volunteers will be supported by the Community Volunteers Officer and by Sligo Volunteer Centre to ensure that they have a good volunteering experience.

The Community Volunteers Officer will support the Sligo Volunteer Centre team to deliver the Community Volunteer programme by:

  • Being on-site with volunteers during event will require weekend or evening work depending on event
  • Work with organisations and events in Sligo who require a cohort of volunteers
  • Promote the volunteer roles locally where the event is taking place and follow up with volunteers who register their interest;
  • Sign up the registered volunteers as Community Volunteers and inform them about the programme;
  • Set up and deliver the relevant training support needed for the volunteers, both online and face-to-face;
  • Monitor events to ensure that the volunteers are assigned and briefed properly;
  • Attend a selection of the events;
  • Set up feedback, recognition, and support sessions for the volunteers to retain engagement.

Salary:  €32,544 p/a/ pro rata.

Type of Contract:  Special purpose contract for 6 months

Annual Leave: 25 days per annum (pro rata).

How to Apply: Send CV and Cover Letter/Personal Statement outlining your suitability for the post to jobs@volunteersligo.ie by 5:00 pm on Friday, 5th April 2023.

Selection Process: Short listing will be conducted based on information supplied in your curriculum vitae and letter of application at the closing date.

Sligo Volunteer Centre is an Equal Opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify. Shortlisting will apply and a panel may be formed from which future similar posts will be filled.

Community Volunteers Officer – Job Description

Community Volunteers Officer – Person Specification