Hours: 20 hours per week (to be worked flexibly, in agreement with the line manager)

Weeks: 39 weeks per year (term-time only)

Area: This role primarily covers Barnet so the ideal applicant would be based from or have easy access to this area. Access to and use of a car is essential for this role ( mileage expenses paid) 

Office: linked to the Finchley office 

Salary: £8,843 per annum 

Proposed start date: 5th September 2016 

Closing date: 4th July 2016. Candidates must be available for interview on 8th July 2016. 


About the role 

As a Volunteer Coordinator you will have the ability to match the skills and energy of your volunteers with primary school children who are struggling with their reading.

You must be professional and inspiring and have a pro-active attitude. We are looking for someone to drive forward volunteer recruitment for the charity across Barnet and the surrounding areas, as well as support these volunteers in their school placements. You will need to be an effective communicator, who can build trust within the school environment and provide ongoing support for volunteers so they can work confidently with local children.

The Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for;

• Targeted volunteer recruitment 

• Volunteer placements and observations

• Volunteer retention and recognition

• Volunteer and school relationship liaison

• Building relationships with external partners

As a natural problem solver, you will enjoy the challenges that this role presents because your support will make a direct impact for the children, the schools and the volunteers you come into contact with every day.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for a more detailed description of the role. 

This is an exciting time for the organisation as we partner with Save The Children to help many more children to read, so flexibility and determination is essential in order to be part of this ambitious team. 

We are looking for an exceptional person, who is ready to make a difference!

To Apply

Applicants should submit a CV and a supporting statement (maximum 1000 words) stating why you are interested in the role and how you meet each of the criteria in the person specification to recruitment@beanstalkcharity.org.uk Please quote reference, BWVCBAR0616- BARNET  in the subject line of your email.  

Please also complete the Beanstalk Monitoring Form and include alongside your email application. 

The deadline for applications is: 12 noon on 4th July 2016

Interview Date and Location: 08/07/2016, Finchley

For more information please call Nataly on 0207 749 7970. NO AGENCIES PLEASE

Beanstalk is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS disclosure will be requested for the successful candidate.