Volunteer Development Officer

Butterfly Conservation

Home-based with occasional travel within the UK
£28,148 - £32,519 depending upon experience plus 8% employer pension contribution

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 21st July 2024   5 days left

Location: Home-based with occasional travel within the UK
Contract: Permanent, Full time
Salary: Grade C, £28,148 - £32,519 depending upon experience plus 8% employer pension contribution

Butterfly Conservation is incredibly lucky to have thousands of volunteers who play a critical role in our work, and we want to give them the support they deserve. At the same time, we need to take steps to ensure we have the right volunteer in the right place to deliver our ambitious organisational goals.

We are looking for a Volunteer Development Officer to help us improve the support we offer our existing volunteers, whilst also seeking to increase the diversity of our volunteer supporter base. You will be passionate about helping people to take action for the environment, highly organised and comfortable with both managing routine tasks as well as developing new initiatives.

You will assist in achieving Butterfly Conservation’s Volunteering strategic goals, with a specific emphasis on recruiting, training, communicating with, and celebrating volunteers from diverse backgrounds. Additionally, you will aim to inspire and empower more individuals to take action for butterflies and moths.

This is a remote working role, with occasional travel within the UK as required. You will need to be self-motivated, well organised and able to work independently, as part of a virtual team, and under pressure to meet challenging deadlines.

If you are excited about the prospect of working for a leading wildlife charity and you have a passion for nature, the ability to engage and inspire others and experience in managing and working with volunteers we look forward to hearing from you. Please read through the job description and person specification, to see if you have the right skills to join the team.

Butterfly Conservation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. We are dedicated to encouraging a supportive and inclusive culture. Please tell us if there are any reasonable adjustments, we can make to help you in your application or with our recruitment process.

Candidates must have the right to work and be resident in the UK.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early before the advertised closing date and time.

No Agencies please.

Closing date for applications: 21 July 2024 23:59

Interviews will take place on: 14 August 2024 (Interviews will take place online)

We believe our work has never been more important.

Wildlife is in steep decline across the UK and over three-quarters of butterflies and two-thirds of moths are declining. We recognise it needs a great team with a wide variety of skills to tackle the problems facing butterflies, moths and the environment.

Our staff and volunteers are proud to be part of Butterfly Conservation and are dedicated to making a difference to the environment we live in. We understand the importance of maintaining and expanding our expert and valued team of people and offer a range of roles located all over the UK, from the peat bogs in Scotland to the post room in Dorset.


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