Projects and Volunteer Co-ordinator

Location:Brighton Peace & Environment Centre (BPEC) - Brighton

Reports to: BPEC Trustee

Date: October 2017

Employment type: 1 Year – with the potential to extend    

Hours: 21 per week (3 days) to include some evenings and weekends exact schedule to be agreed with successful candidate

Salary: £11,500

 About the role:

BPEC is a Development Education Centre and charity based in the heart of Brighton. We are at an exciting stage with three new projects underway at the moment plus the proposed continuation of current projects and education work.

 Our newest projects include:


Refill Brighton is our project to reduce/eliminate disposable plastic water bottle use in the city

Energywise is our new affordable warmth project that will engage those most at risk from fuel poverty

Volunteers are key to our organisation and play a central role in both the initiation and delivery of projects. Consequently, the roles that volunteers undertake vary considerably.    


Given the importance of volunteers to the success of the charity, we are looking to recruit a Projects and Volunteer Coordinator to take responsibility for both recruiting and managing BPEC’s diverse pool of volunteers (50%) and to oversee and guide the charity’s projects (50%).      


As BPEC’s Projects and Volunteer Coordinator, you will develop innovative ideas to recruit, induct, train, and retain volunteers.  You will manage the full development of a volunteering strategy and support the recruitment and management of volunteers’ teams across the charity.


You will also oversee all projects to ensure that key outcomes are achieved.   


What you will be doing

Volunteer Co-ordination (50%)  

  • Identifying organisational needs and developing volunteer role descriptions to suit those needs

  • Advertising ongoing and new volunteer roles

  • Recruiting new volunteers and responding to volunteer enquiries

  • Monitoring the charity’s progress against equalities and diversities legislation

  • Inducting new volunteers  

  • Providing all volunteers with ongoing supervision

  • Communicating with volunteers on a regular basis, supervising their work and supporting their development

  • Identifying relevant training opportunities for volunteers

  • Organising volunteer meetings and socials  

  • Liaising with other BPEC staff and Trustees on a regular basis

  • Ensuring that volunteer groups are kept upto date with each other’s work


Project Co-ordination (50%)

  • Work closely with project partners, Trustees and BPEC volunteers to develop and deliver all projects in accordance with project plans and budgets    

  • Support the development of funding bids and presentations to potential funders for future activity

  • Ensure good communications between project partners and BPEC; writing reports, tracking delivery of outcomes and providing feedback on progress.  

  • Ensure all delivery and funder requirements are complied with and that income opportunities are maximised.

  • Keeping accurate and up-to-date records of project work in line with BPEC’s data protection policy  

  • Carry out any other duties as may reasonably be required by BPEC


What you will bring to the team:

  • The ability to recruit and manage volunteers

  • Experience of working directly with volunteers

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience of delivering and managing projects

  • Computer literacy and a willingness to learn new computer skills

  • A flexible, self-motivated and enthusiastic approach with an ability to work independently

  • The ability to manage multiple priorities

  • The ability to project manage and achieve outcomes

  • An enthusiasm for creating and nurturing positive relationships with project partners   


It is desirable (but not essential) that you have…

  • Experience of working for a charity

  • Experience of managing volunteers

  • Familiarity with best practice in volunteer management

  • Experience of managing change in an organisation or team

  • Experience of monitoring, evaluating and producing reports

  • An understanding of the legal requirements surrounding the recruiting and managing volunteers

  • Knowledge of processes for monitoring and evaluation


Additional information:

This role is subject to a DBS basic criminal record check.   


To apply for this role, please download and return the application form including a short covering letter to Mike Butler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

The Job description is available to download  here

The deadline for applications is Monday 6th November   

Interviews will take place on Monday 13th November

Opening times

The office is normally open to the public at the following times:

Tues 12:30 - 3:30

Wed 12:30 - 5:30

Outside of these hours please leave a message on 01273-766610 or email and we will contact you as soon as possible. 

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