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Volunteer Development Officer - Surrey Downs National Park


Salary/rate of pay: £28,564 to £35,806

Location: South Downs Centre Midhurst

Job Type: Permanent- 37 hours per week


Across the Surrey Downs National Park volunteers from over 170 organisations contribute approximately 95,120 volunteer days of work per year, with the South Downs Volunteer Ranger Service contributing over 6,000 of these days. Volunteers make an enormous contribution to conserving and enhancing the South Downs enabling better access, understanding and enjoyment of the National Park and supporting work in our work in local communities.


We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with experience of recruiting, inducting, training and supporting volunteers, to lead our volunteer programme. You will be dynamic, motivated and have excellent communication skills. Partnership working will also be a very important part of this exciting role, with key responsibilities including:


       Delivering exciting projects and activities to develop volunteering across the South Downs National Park

       Working with and supporting the South Downs Volunteer Ranger Service

       Developing and maintaining a strong volunteering network across the National Park

       Increasing diversity of volunteers and volunteering roles

       Identifying and implementing best practice in volunteering


Sound like something that interests you? Think you can really add value to the role? Meet the person specification? Then please apply!


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Please an application form and monitoring form, specifying which role you are applying for, and email the completed forms back to

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PROJECT ASSISTANT To work with the Macmillan Welfare Benefits Team.- Part-time Project Assistant (20 hours p.w. @£10 p.h.)


Citizens Advice Guildford has had a Macmillan funded Welfare Benefits service since 2008 and operates across Surrey. Our team delivers excellent outcomes – Macmillan Welfare Rights Service Annual report 2016-17 and we expect the service to continue after our current funding period ends in September 2018.


The service runs from the local Citizens Advice office in Guildford across 5 days a week and benefits from an experienced lead, well established procedures and good working relationships and networks with clinical teams such that a lot of the work can be done over the phone and at the clients’ own pace.


Project Assistant (20 hours) will have strong IT and administration skills to support project caseworkers and a sensitive telephone manner to be the first point of contact for people affected by cancer. They will ideally have experience of working with vulnerable or end of life clients.


Preferred hours will be 10.00 am-3.30pm (including a 30 minute lunch break) Monday to Thursday which can be negotiated, and the salary is £10 per hour.


Application information -


Closing date for applications: 22nd January 2018


Proposed interview date: 1st February 2018


All posts are funded by Macmillan Cancer Support.

EVENT ASSISTANT - Cancer Research UK

Want experience with the UK’s leading Event’s team? Work as second-in-command on events day.

If you want to gain invaluable experience and help support our Event Managers in delivering mass participation events then look no further ….

Our Events team are looking for Events Assistants for 2018 event series. You can help make this happen!

•Experience event management & logistics

•Be part of a dedicated team in the community

•Manage large numbers of volunteers

•Support communication & marketing activity

•Manage course & start/finish lines

•Build knowledge of stakeholders

•Building local relationships

•Support event delivery

You will be provided with a robust Cancer Research UK Induction

You will be provided with specific Event Management and Logistics training

You will be supported by an Area Event Manager or Senior Area Events Manager who will act as your supervisor and mentor to ensure you get the best of this experience

From May through to July 2018. £7.83 per hour.

Events are on Saturdays and Sundays with the odd Friday but this is not essential.

Contact for further details.

Assistant Programme Manager (National Citizens Service )  The Challenge                                      


Start date:         December 2017

Location:          London (Waterloo and Kentish Town), Surrey (Epsom) and Yorkshire (Leeds).


The Challenge’s vision is a more integrated society where there is understanding and appreciation of each other’s differences. We design and deliver programmes that bring different people together to develop their confidence and skills in understanding and connecting with others. We believe everyone benefits when people from all walks of life come together to better know, understand and trust each other. This also applies to the people we employ to work with us. As an equal opportunities employer our aim is to have a diverse workforce to reflect the communities we work in.


This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic, rapidly growing organisation, working with young people and local communities across the country. For more information about what The Challenge does and what its values are, please visit our website


About the role


The Assistant Programme Manager (APM) will work as part of a dedicated team to set up and deliver the NCS with The Challenge programme in a geographical area focussing on the Discovery and Social Action phases. APMs are responsible for managing relationships with local community partners, overseeing the logistics of the programme and ensuring delivery of a high quality and safe programme.




   Set-up and develop relationships with local venues to host the programme.

   Work with local community organisations to develop high quality community and social action projects for young people.

   Oversee the management of logistics and planning, including liaising with transport providers and residential accommodation providers.

   Provide effective and inspiring leadership to seasonal staff and young people

   Manage programme administration including finances, attendance records, risk assessments, bookings and young people’s records.

   Assist with direct delivery of aspects of the programme as required including leading community and social action projects with young people.

   Ensure that all activities and provision is delivered safely and in line with organisational policies.


Skills and experience




   Social Action: A passion for, and understanding of, building better communities and commitment to the aims of NCS

   Project Management and Logistics: Experience coordinating events or projects

   Youth-work: Experience working with groups of young people either paid or as a volunteer; confident in speaking to large groups of young people; commitment to safeguarding young people

   People Skills: Ability to form good relationships with partners; able to work collaboratively with people on projects across various departments, zone and locations

    People Management: Experience in leading, coaching and motivating people and teams

   Character: Strikingly positive attitude and integrity; ability to strive for continuous improvement by seeking and sharing feedback appropriately and respectfully, whilst performing at their best

   Resilience: Able to work in a fast paced and demanding environment; adaptable and responsive to changing to situations

   Education: A strong academic record or relevant equivalent experience


The Challenge is a fulfilling but demanding place to work.  Two-day weekend working will be required on a number of occasions during the year. Early mornings and late evenings will be required at different times throughout the year and you will be expected to take a majority of your leave outside of delivery periods.


    Status: There are Full-time and Part-time (3 days- London only), permanent and fixed term contracts available.

   Salary: £20,000 - £22,000 per annum depending on location

   To apply: Please apply by sending your CV and cover letter to by noon on Monday 22nd January 2018.

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