• Kendal
  • June 23, 2024

Website Lake District National Park Authority

Permanent, part time (22.2 hours per week)

About us
The Lake District National Park Authority looks after this unique corner of England, encouraging people to enjoy and understand its beauty and helping those who live and work here. Our staff include rangers and field workers, advisers at our visitor centres, planners and more. We also host around 500 volunteers who make a vital contribution to the work of looking after the National Park in a large variety of roles. We’re looking for someone to join the small friendly team who support and enable those volunteers.

About the role
In this role you will coordinate recruitment to our volunteer programmes and manage training opportunities and records. Staff across the organisation will benefit from your support matching volunteers to opportunities, administrating the on-board processes and ensuring volunteers are appropriately inducted and trained for their role.

As a first point of contact for speculative enquiries about volunteering and applicants for specific volunteer roles you will support them into the right role and help make their volunteering experience smooth and enjoyable.

The main duties and responsibilities will be:
• Working with staff across the organisation, supporting them to recruit to their volunteer roles and to develop new volunteering opportunities.
• Ensuring a friendly yet efficient and consistent experience for volunteers joining our programmes.
• Plan and deliver induction training which helps volunteers understand the organisation and their part in it.
• Managing a programme of core training opportunities including first aid and navigation and maintaining volunteer training records.
• Developing other opportunities for volunteer training and development
• Contributing to the efficient running of the Volunteer Coordination Team

About you
We’re looking for someone who can effectively plan and prioritise their own varied workload and contribute to our small and busy team.
You’ll have experience managing volunteers and confidence to communicate with and support people from a wide range of backgrounds.
As you will be working with our team of volunteer trainers to manage our in-house navigation training programme, some knowledge of the Lake District and outdoor training is desirable.

Please read the role profile for the full job description and person specification on this post.

Working with us, you’ll enjoy:
· Generous Pension Scheme
· Electric car and Cycle to Work schemes
· Paid time off so you can volunteer
· Subsidised healthcare scheme

See our website for a complete list of our employee benefits.

Happy to talk flexible working
The role will be based at our offices, Wayfaring House, Murley Moss Business Park in Kendal but we’re set up for hybrid working and can accommodate some working from home and from other locations across the National Park. You’ll be provided with a laptop to enable you to access our secure IT network when working remotely. Whilst mostly within office hours there are some weekend and evening events to attend. We’re also happy to talk flexible patterns of work.

For an informal discussion about the position please contact Kathryn Jackson, Volunteer Coordination Team Leader on Kathryn.jackson@lakedistrict.gov.uk or 01539724555 ext. 2893

Closing date for applications is midday Sunday 23 June 2024.
We reserve the right to close this advert early should we receive sufficient applications, so please apply early to avoid missing this opportunity.

Please note that CVs won’t be accepted.

Diversity and Inclusion
As an equal opportunities employer, the Lake District National Park Authority is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. These groups are under-represented at the LDNPA, particularly at senior level.

Disability Confident Employer
We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide evidence in your application which demonstrates that you meet the level of competence required under each of the essential criteria, as well as meeting any of the qualification, skills or experience defined as essential.

To apply for this job please visit www.lakedistrict.gov.uk.