Volunteer Coordinator

Bradgate Park Trust

Newtown Linford, Leicestershire
£21,302 - £22,606 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent


Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 25th May 2022   5 days left

Bradgate Park was first enclosed as a deer park around 800 years ago. It provides 830 acres of publicly accessible countryside close to Leicester City Centre with another 146 acres at Swithland Woods. Most of the park is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and offers a wild and rugged landscape with dramatic rocky outcrops and ancient trees. The landscape is home to herds of red and fallow deer, some of the oldest in-situ fossils in the UK, the ruins of one of the most important country houses of Tudor England and many species of locally scarce wildlife. The Charity’s office is at the Deer Barn in the heart of Bradgate Park, also the location of the Visitor Centre and Deer Barn café. 

With around 750,000 visitors a year, Bradgate Park and Swithland Woods is very much about people as well as wildlife – our team of nearly 200 volunteers gave over 17,000 hours to the site in 2021/22 to help keep the site in great condition as well as engaging with visitors. This comprised nearly 700 volunteer sessions and over 1,000 litter picking / patrol shifts! This role is absolutely key to coordinating this incredible resource.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with excellent organisation skills who can coordinate and administrate our volunteer sessions. You will need to be able to work closely with the rest of the Bradgate team to ensure tasks run smoothly and build strong relationships with volunteers to ensure they are motivated, engaged and feel like part of the team.

With 1,200 acres of incredible green space, a Visitor Centre, amazing ruins and monuments, a café and Ranger and volunteer teams on site, we are looking for a motivated, skilled individual to join the team. Ideally you will have some or all of the following skills:

  • Knowledge of the voluntary sector;
  • Experience of working with volunteers;
  • Ability to build strong relationships;
  • Strong organisation, administration and IT skills;
  • Ability to deliver clear and concise communication;
  • Experienced in monitoring and evaluation;
  • Able to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team.

For enquiries, please call our Estate Office on 0116 236 2713.

To apply, please download the Job Description and Person Specification from our website.

Your application should outline clearly and will be assessed against how you meet the items on the first page of the Person Specification. CVs submitted on their own without a completed application form will not be assessed.

Closing date: midnight on Wednesday 25th May 2022.

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