• 31May

    Job advert: Volunteer Development Manager, Crohn’s and Colitis UK

    Thank you for your interest in Crohn’s and Colitis UK. We are a national charity whose purpose is to improve life for everyone affected by Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis (collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD). These lifelong and debilitating conditions affect over 300,000 people in the UK with nearly half of those being diagnosed each year under the age of 29. Our work covers a broad range of activities designed to achieve a better quality of life, improve support and services and, ultimately, find a cure.

    The Volunteer Development Manager and team oversee 50 Local Networks across the UK whose primary purpose is to inform and empower people with IBD and those who are close to them. The networks also raise money that results in grants by the charity to improve local services. The manager leads and supports three Volunteer Development Officers, a Volunteering Team Assistant and administrative support, helping the team build more robust, active networks across the country. The manager is responsible for innovatively building bigger, stronger networks, and for ensuring that we are driving – and measuring – positive outcomes.

    The Volunteer Development Manager also manages our provision of volunteers for national events, and ensures that volunteers and Local Network leaders are trained and follow procedures and regulations. This is a key position in the charity, overseeing a growing and changing area. The manager also plays a role in our Joint Leadership Team, with opportunities to work on initiatives that cross other areas of the charity.

    This is a truly exciting opportunity to join a team that is building more meaningful volunteer-led efforts that help anyone affected by Crohn’s or Colitis. In some areas, the efforts involve working with healthcare professionals to provide the best efforts.

    We have a supportive, ambitious and friendly working culture.  We are based in St. Albans and are moving in August to lovely brand-new offices in Hatfield – both of which are quickly accessible by road and rail from the local area and from London. We offer free car parking, along with a range of other employee benefits.

    Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:  As a charity we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we do not accept discrimination of any kind. We are keen to recruit colleagues with a range of experience, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender re-assignment, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status or maternity status. 


    If you have questions after reading the role profile and want to have a conversation before applying, contact David Risser at david.risser@crohnsandcolitis.org.uk to set up a phone call. We look forward to hearing from you.

    To apply, please email your CV and supporting statement along with our equal opportunities monitoring form to jobs@crohnsandcolitis.org.uk ensuring that your application fully addresses the criteria outlined in the job description and person specification.

    Or post your application to:

    Della McDonagh HR
    Crohns and Colitis UK
    45 Grosvenor Road
    St Albans
    AL1 3AW

    Closing date for applications: Monday 04 June 2018.

    First Interview: Week Commencing 11 June 2018

    Further information: https://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/about-us/work-for-us/latest-jobs/volunteer-development-manager