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Volunteer Coordinator for Brent 2020 London Borough of Culture programme
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: https://www.brent2020.co.uk
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.
As the Volunteer Coordinator you will support 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. Through innovative outreach, engagement and partnership working, the role will facilitate all stages of the volunteer programme including: volunteer engagement; recruitment; training; deployment; support; monitoring and evaluation.
You will carry out the day to day administration and supervision of volunteers and their activities including: maintaining the online volunteer management system, ensuring DBS checks and references are processed as appropriate, managing communications with volunteers, and managing a volunteer rota across the Brent 2020 programme.
As the Volunteer Coordinator you will have an active interest in arts and culture and an understanding of the role it can play in personal and community development. You will have an understanding of the context and characteristics of Brent in terms of geographical, political, social and community landscapes and the ability to act as a programme ambassador and communicate with diverse audiences.
You will have excellent numeracy and literacy skills, strong time-management, organisation, planning and problem solving skills and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.
Closing Date: 26 January 2020 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: tbc
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.
To apply for this job please visit lbbrent.referrals.selectminds.com.