Volunteer & Schools Coordinator - Project Trust

Volunteer & Schools Coordinator - Project Trust

Location: Project Trust Office, Isle of Coll, Scotland

Salary: Competitive 


About the Organisation 

Project Trust is an educational charity based on the Hebridean Isle of Coll. Since 1967 Project Trust has sent over 7,000 Volunteers to Africa, Asia and the Americas to a wide range of long-term volunteering projects including teaching, social care work, outward bound instructing and community development.

All Project Trust’s Volunteers are 17-19 year-old school leavers, with around 260 Volunteers from across the UK and Europe going overseas annually. The projects are carefully selected, and rigorously vetted, to ensure the Volunteers’ existing skills can be put to good use in their host communities and that our Volunteers do not take work away from local people.

Extensive training and support before, during and after their time overseas is provided to all Volunteers, to maximise both the educational value of their experience and the positive impact they have in their projects. Staff on Coll, project Hosts and Overseas Representatives support the Volunteers during their placements, and Volunteers return to Coll for a Debriefing course at the end of their year.

Project Trust is widely regarded as the leader in the field of international volunteering and is highly respected.


Job Purpose

To work within the Volunteer & Schools Engagement Team to raise Project Trust’s profile with the aim of recruiting a target of up to 300 volunteers each year.


Role and Responsibilities 

  • To assist the Head of Volunteer & Schools Engagement with the development and implementation of a recruitment strategy for Project Trust.
  • To take on responsibility for the recruitment of potential volunteers from specific regions of the UK.
  •  To devise and implement a school talk training schedule for Returned Volunteers, including all liaison and retention.
  • To develop strong links with schools and youth organisations.
  • To assist the department in meeting agreed targets for recruitment.
  • To develop partnerships with the appropriate education and youth sectors.
  • To conduct a regular programme of school and youth organisation presentations.
  • To represent the Volunteer & Schools Engagement Team at the appropriate Careers Fairs or equivalent.
  • Attend staff team meetings and other meetings as required.
  • To work on Volunteer courses – Selection, Training and Debriefing.
  • To take on responsibility for Volunteer & School Engagement administration associated with the above tasks.
  • Within the job holder’s skills and abilities, support the Director and Head of Volunteer & Schools Engagement as required in other tasks or activities which contribute to the achievement of Project Trust’s objectives and its development.

Other duties 

  • Other reasonable duties as may be requested by the Head of Volunteer & Schools Engagement.

Conditions of Service 

The appointment will be made subject to Project Trust’s detailed terms and conditions of employment. Candidates should be aware that:

a) This is a temporary post anticipated to end in March 2019, subject to continued funding of Project Trust.

b) The offer of appointment will be made subject to the receipt of satisfactory references.

c) The post holder will be expected to obtain an enhanced Disclosure Scotland check (PVG).

d) A full driving licence is essential.


How to Apply 

Read more and apply via Project Trust's website here. 

Closing date: 16th of April 

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