£26,804 pro rata for 22.5 hours per week (0.61 FTE)

Maternity cover for approximately 6 months starting in October 2017

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check

Closing Date: Noon on Monday, 31 July 2017


North Tyneside Voluntary Organisations Development Agency (VODA) supports volunteers and the voluntary and community sector within the borough. Their Volunteer Centre Manager will be covering maternity leave from October and, consequently, they will require someone to backfill his post.


Our NCVO Quality Accredited Volunteer Centre is one of the region’s leading brokerage services for people wishing to volunteer with charities and voluntary organisations within North Tyneside and adjacent boroughs. We pride ourselves on being a fully inclusive service for potential volunteers of all ages from 15 years onwards and have seen continuous growth in volunteering for more than a decade. Working with a range of partner organisations we have a small but dedicated staff team of who have a reputation for going the extra mile. 

The Volunteer Centre Manager provides effective and efficient management of the Volunteer Centre, ensuring a co-ordinated approach delivers positive outcomes for volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. Key objectives are to increase the quality, quantity and diversity of volunteers and volunteering opportunities across North Tyneside. There are three elements to this position centring on strategic work, operational matters and the general management of the Volunteer Centre and its staff.

To be considered for the post you must have a clear, in-depth understanding of strategic policy issues relating to volunteering at a local, regional and national level and be able to co-ordinate effective responses that adhere to good practice. You will have several years’ experience of working with a range of volunteers during which you will have delivered training and presentations and been instrumental in developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation methods. Being able to manage all aspects of a project, including staff and budgets, is essential to the smooth running of the Volunteer Centre.

This role requires you to be adept at multi-tasking and being able to manage several projects each with its own unique demands. You will use all you communication, organisational and financial management skills to co-ordinate the effective and efficient operation of the Volunteer Centre and its pivotal role within VODA as a whole. 

If you feel you have the right blend of skills, knowledge and experience to make a success of this role then please download an application pack or contact us to be sent a pack.

You can also write to us at VODA, Queen Alexandra Campus, Hawkeys Lane, North Shields NE29 9BZ. Please do not submit a CV as it will not be considered.

Deadline for completed applications: Noon on Monday, 31 July 2017. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS criminal records check.