“I'd always wanted a role where I could make a real difference, so the position at Bluebell Wood just seemed perfect. Now, when I see the children's smiling faces...I feel an incredible sense of pride."
Rob, Communications Officer

Volunteer Coordinator

£22,027 pa FTE (£14,097 pro rata)

24 hours per week

About us:

At Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice we care for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions. We are currently supporting around 300 families both in our hospice and in family homes.

Our support services are wide ranging and bespoke to each family including end of life treatment and care, respite short breaks, counselling, sibling support groups, music therapy, home visits and much much more.  It costs more than £5m to keep our doors open for families across South Yorkshire and beyond. We receive around 15% of our funding from government sources.

The role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join our HR and Volunteering team as a Volunteer Co-ordinator, working in a life-changing charity which provides outstanding care for local families.

This role will be varied, challenging and interesting. It’s ideal for someone with a passion for volunteering and previous experience of recruiting, training and supporting volunteers.

The requirements:

To fulfil the role effectively you will have professional or personal experience of volunteering or working with communities.

You will have exemplary interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a diverse range of people and be able to quickly develop positive and trustworthy relationships.

You’ll be a confident and credible communicator with a positive attitude and experience of working with vulnerable people or in a confidential, sensitive environment.

You’ll be a confident user of Microsoft products and databases, with strong and effective planning and organisational skills, and an excellent attention to detail.

You should also be committed to your own continuous personal and professional development.

In return, we can offer you a fantastic working environment and the following benefits:

  • 33 days’ annual leave with the option to buy and sell
  • Sick pay
  • Health Care Cash Back Scheme
  • Free counselling sessions
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Enhanced paternity pay
  • Enhanced parental bereavement leave
  • Compassionate leave
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Training & Development
  • Investment in your wellbeing
  • Volunteering & shadowing days
  • Free parking on main site
  • Free drinks and subsidised meals
  • Time off in lieu
  • Uniform

At Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice we value everyone who works with us, embrace individual differences and recognise that great things happen when we work together.

How to apply:

For informal enquiries please contact Rebecca Lund on 01909 517360 or email [email protected]

Download the job description and person specification here

Download your application form here

Please download the job description and person specification for more information and if you think you have what we are looking for, download and complete the application form above and return it to [email protected]

Closing date:      20th March 2022

Interviews:         8th April 2022

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