Volunteer Coordinator Officer

Somerset County Council

Broomfield, Somerset and Hemyock, Devon
£19,171 - £21,166 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Thursday, 25th April 2019   4 days left

Economic & Community Infrastructure Commissioning
Community Infrastructure - AONB

Volunteer Coordinator Officer
37 hours per week
Salary: £19,171 to £21,166 per annum

About us

We are looking for a confident, enthusiastic person to join the Quantock Hills and Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) teams. The AONB teams work to protect and enhance the landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage encourage public enjoyment and understanding and support the rural economy of these nationally protected areas.

About the job

The role will be to co-ordinate the volunteering and outreach opportunities offered through the teams and their partners. You will be responsible for organising tasks in consultation with other members of the AONB teams as well as developing ways to promote volunteering. The post is based at the Quantock Office, Fyne Court, Broomfield on the Quantock Hills and St Ivel House, Hemyock in the Blackdown Hills.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Iain Porter, Development Officer, Quantock Hills AONB on 01823 451884 or Lisa Turner, Planning Officer, Blackdown Hills AONB on 01823 681931.

What we’ll offer in return

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:

  • We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including working from home.
  • Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave.
  • Staff discounts in gyms.
  • Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.
  • Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
  • A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work, computers, mobile phones and health screenings.
  • My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more.

Somerset County Council is subject to Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English will be an essential requirement for customer-facing roles.

Please note if an internal applicant who is at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment has applied for this role and passed the selection process they will be offered the role over remaining internal and external applicants.

Apply online here.

Closing date: 25 April 2019 Interview date: 1 May 2019

This job requires a criminal background check (DBS) via the disclosure procedure.

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