Somerset Wildlife Trust

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Volunteer Coordinator 

Based in Taunton. 

£22,000-28,000 per year  (based on experience).  5 (or 4 paid pro rata) days per week

Are you ready to make your mark on the world of volunteer management supporting vital conservation work across Somerset?  Do you also have a passion for wildlife and conservation and want to help a local charity achieve its ambitious growth plan? Do you want to spread the word about Somerset’s wonderful wildlife and glorious landscapes and why we need to protect them in the future?

Somerset Wildlife Trust is looking for a self-motivated, organised and committed individual to get fully immersed in a role that will develop our volunteering strategy across all of the departments in the Trust, coordinate, and help manage, our various volunteers and volunteer groups and champion the volunteer work across a number of disciplines including practical conservation work, wildlife monitoring and recording as well as our office volunteers.   One key element to working with volunteers will be an element of occasional evening and weekend working for which we operate a time off in lieu policy.  You will be closely involved with recruiting new volunteers through a variety of mediums including digital and printed material.  You will be filling a Nominated Safeguarding position within the Trust for which training will be provided.

The successful candidate will be involved in championing our volunteer activities across the Trust: supporting our existing volunteer groups and volunteers, revitalising our volunteer strategy, whilst creating new volunteer opportunities and activities.  You will be working closely with existing staff and departments to take volunteering to a new level within the Trust and put it at the heart of our organisation’s work.

Ideally you will have a proven track record in volunteer management, an interest in Somerset wildlife and the environment and be a real people-person full of motivation and a desire to make your mark on the volunteering achievements within the Trust.


You'll have:

  • Experience of working with and managing volunteers
  • Lots of energy, dedication and willingness to work hard
  • High level of self-motivation and proactive attitude
  • You'll need to be very well organised and disciplined with great time management skills
  • A positive nature with good initiative and drive
  • Excellent communications skills with an ability to build relationships
  • Punctual, reliable and able to work to deadlines
  • You'll love getting to know different groups of people from all over the organisation  


All applications comprising your covering letter and your completed application form, must be received at by 9 a.m. Monday 4th February 2019.

Interview date: The interviews with take place on Tuesday 12th February 2019 in our Taunton offices.

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