Regional Coordinator – Scotland
This is a fixed-term contract position for 18 months, with the potential to extend, depending on funding.
- Salary: £23,500 per annum pro rata
- Location: Scotland
- Period: Part time (flexible working arrangements of 12 hours per week)
- Closing date: 23:59 on Friday 13th May 2022
- Interviews will be scheduled as and when suitable candidates apply.
How to apply
Submit your CV and a personal statement, maximum 500 words stating how you meet the role description and person specification.
As a Regional Coordinator you will provide high-quality support to the branches within your region to ensure our plans, volunteers numbers and capabilities are sustainable. You will be involved in a wide range of tasks from taking the lead on developing new branches, supporting the recruitment of volunteers, building strong relationships with existing branches, their members, and the wider local organisations that can support our work.
The Regional Coordinator is responsible for building relationships with key stakeholders and will represent the charity at external events. As part of a national team of Regional Coordinators you will be responsible for ensuring a consistent approach is maintained in the delivery of the charity’s objectives and values.
Each Regional Coordinator will, develop and drive the Reaching Out Programme, based on need, in a specific geographical location.
Remap is a unique national charity founded in 1964, which brings together two sets of people: volunteers who are skilled at making things, and people with a disability that could be eased by a piece of specialist equipment. The result each year is over 3,000 pieces of custom-made equipment that help transform the lives of disabled people.
Remap’s army of ingenious inventor’s design and make equipment for young and old alike and these are then provided free of charge. The aim is always to help people achieve independence and quality of life, filling the gap where no suitable equipment is available commercially.
Remap is currently expanding its service across more areas of the UK, through its Reaching Out Programme funded by the National Lottery.
To be considered for this role you will have demonstrable experience in a similar position and be comfortable working with a diverse range of volunteers. A self-starter, you will have a natural ability to put people at ease and a true enjoyment of developing strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to coordinate multiple tasks / activities and have the flexibility to respond to changing demands. Along with, good IT skills and some experience of using CRM systems; to support the day-to-day activities of your branches.
The role requires some flexibility in the working hours and willingness to travel within the specific project location.
Applicants would benefit from living locally due to the travel requirement for the role.
You will be proactive, enthusiastic, and excited about becoming part of a organisation with ambitious plans to future proof its services and reach more disabled people. You will have proven experience of working with volunteer led organisations and be committed to promoting the charities values and policies.
We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
Regional skill and capacity building
- To support the recruitment, management, training of volunteers in start-up branches, alongside our existing local branches.
- To proactively support branch Chairs to build and sustain their team – helping to identify and respond to gaps, recruit to specific roles, and ensure branches are trained and have the support to operate locally.
- To support succession planning for key roles within branches in the region.
- To bring branches together across the region to create wider networks and promote peer to peer learning.
- To ensure that the work of the branches is integrated with other Remap initiatives including the Reaching Out and Our Future Programmes.
- To undertake any other duties commensurate with the role.
- To undertake work in various parts of the United Kingdom as required, with an occasional overnight stay.
- To participate with the staff team in organisational events, activities, and forums, as required
- Proven experience of building, supporting, and working with teams of volunteers.
- Experience of and commitment to working with volunteer led organisations.
- Ability to both work as part of a successful team and to build teams of volunteers who are committed to the objectives of the charity.
- Knowledge of best practice in relation to volunteering and a commitment to improving the volunteer experience.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent knowledge of Office 365 and related packages.
- Able to manage competing priorities and a busy workload.
- Organised and systematic with good organisational, administrative, and time-management skills. A self-starter by nature.
- A positive, solution-focused mindset with a ‘can do’ attitude, flexible and willing to undertake tasks at short notice.
- Ability and willingness to travel across a regional area of the United Kingdom.
To apply please send a current CV and supporting statement (no more than 500 words) explaining how you meet the criteria for this role, to Sue Boyes, General Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be interviewing candidates, as suitable applications come in. The closing date for this role is Friday 13th May 2022.