Published: 15th Jan 2020

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Brent: London Borough of Culture 2020  

Brent Council won the bid to be London Borough of Culture for 2020. The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture award is a new initiative by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to celebrate the wealth of creativity across every corner of London.

The London Borough of Culture title will put Brent on London’s centre stage in 2020. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate life in Brent, showcase what Brent is about to other Londoners and create a cultural programme which will leave a lasting legacy. See the website for more info at:

We want people who don’t know Brent to discover it in 2020, and those who do to enjoy celebrating everything that’s special, intriguing and ground-breaking about their incredible corner of London.

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

The Post 

As the Volunteer Manager you will manage the delivery of the Brent 2020 volunteer programme, ensuring high-quality volunteering opportunities are developed and delivered and that a diverse range of Brent residents can access them. You will help develop policies and processes for the recruitment and management of volunteers, as well as identify and scope a range of volunteering opportunities, while measuring and evaluating their contribution and engagement.

You will promote the Brent 2020 volunteer programme through attending volunteering fairs and community events and building relationships with community groups, existing volunteering initiatives and external agencies and partners. The role will also be responsible for training and managing a group of ‘Trailblazer’ volunteers who will help with the overall management of the volunteer programme and with the recruitment of other volunteers.

The Person

You are highly experienced in managing a volunteer programme, ideally within an arts, cultural or heritage context, with a proven understanding of the barriers to proactive volunteering.

You have a proven track record of building and maintaining diverse stakeholder relationships, as well as experience of developing and delivering training.

With strong time-management, organisation, planning and problem solving skills, you have ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Ideally, you will be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, Outlook and social media.

Closing Date: 29 January 2020 (23:00)

Assessment & Interview Date: tbc

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.  We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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