VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR

£11.00 per hour

18 hours per week (3 year fixed term contract)

Responsible to Chief Officer

Based at: Wood End Centre, Judge Heath Lane, Hayes, UB3 2PB

Main purpose of the job:


The post holder will be an integral member of the DASH team and will be responsible for the recruitment, training, support and retention of volunteers to fulfil a diverse range of interesting roles to support DASH clients.


The role:


To liaise with colleagues to identify the need for volunteers for specific projects


To develop volunteer role descriptions


To promote volunteering for DASH through as wide a range of media as possible within the London Borough of Hillingdon, for example through local community organisations, social media etc


To coordinate outreach activity, attend public events and volunteering fairs to proactively seek new recruits and to identify innovative new ways of attracting volunteers, such as improved use of social media and capitalising on the corporate social responsibility of local businesses


To identify potential new sources for volunteer recruitment and publicise all opportunities extensively


To oversee the development and circulation of literature and materials to promote volunteering with DASH


To co-ordinate the day-to-day running of DASH recruitment of volunteers


To oversee the receipt and processing of applications for volunteering


 To support the administration of DBS applications for DASH volunteers


To arrange and deliver core induction training for new volunteers


To ensure that Risk Management, Health and Safety, and fire regulations and procedures are adhered to in accordance with the Health and Safety Policies


To ensure that effective operational policies and procedures, in relation to volunteering, are implemented and reviewed annually


 To maintain good working relationships with statutory services and other community and voluntary organisations


 To monitor the views of participants and stakeholders regarding the effectiveness and quality of the volunteering service


To complete monitoring and evaluation records


 To take responsibility for professional learning and development and participate in learning and development opportunities as required


 To work flexibly around the needs of the job including occasional evening and weekend working; ‘time off in lieu’ arrangements are offered

To apply please email vanessa@dash.org.uk or call 02088488319 (option 5) to request an application pack.

The closing date for applications is Friday 19th Nov.

 

PART TIME DISABILITY ACTIVITY LEADER - SUNDAYS (TWO ROLES AVAILABLE)

£10.00 per hour

3 hours per week (with possibility of extra ad hoc)

DASH is a registered charity (1093818) delivering high quality advice and support to disabled people and their support networks in Hillingdon

We are looking for a motivated, team player to join our activity team who are responsibility for the day-to-day running and development of the DASH activity programme, with support from the wider team at DASH.

The exciting role, as part of a team, offers sport and recreational activities for disabled people living in Hillingdon and the surrounding area.

What will the role involve?

Leading sport and recreational activities, working with other activity leaders and volunteers

Managing the running of the Sunday Session including; tidying, light cleaning, setting up at the start of the session, health and safety, etc.

Individual support to help service users achieve their goals

Developing activities to reflect interests of service users 

Completing register and taking money

We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual who has excellent interpersonal skills, a proven track record with leading activities to a high level, however this may be in either sport or recreational sessions. Knowledge of the issues faced by disabled people would be advantageous.

This role is subject the completion of a 3 month probationary period and will start on a 6 month fixed term contract.

An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for this post and there will be occasional evening or weekend work for which time off in lieu will be given. The post is based in Uxbridge with possible Hillingdon borough-wide travel.

To apply please email ben@dash.org.uk to request an application pack.

The closing date for applications is Monday 8th Nov 4.30pm.

 

TRUSTEE VACANCIES
(VOLUNTARY POSITIONS)

We are currently looking to recruit Trustees with the following skills and knowledge:


Personal experience of disability


Experience of fundraising for, or in, a third sector organisation.


Financial management


Human resources


Strategic Planning and organisational development.


Charity law.


Knowledge and experience of marketing or public relations in the third sector.


Information Technology



Our Trustees have the ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of DASH, and ensuring that the organisation is solvent, well-run and delivers its charitable outcomes for the benefit of disabled people in Hillingdon. 


Previous Board/Trustee experience is not necessary and we recognise the benefits of a diverse Trustee Board. We are committed to eliminating discrimination on the basis of gender, age, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality or social class and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Trustees currently commit to attending monthly meetings of approx. an hour and a half (held remotely at present).


If you meet one or more of the criteria listed above and would be interested in giving your time please contact:

Vanessa Bonner, Chief Officer on 0208 848 8319 or vanessa@dash.org.uk for further information.

 
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