PAB is recruiting for a part time Volunteer Coordinator for our small charity which supports people in Peterborough with serious sight problems.

Job Title: Volunteer Co-Ordinator

Hours: 20 hours per week

Salary: £11 per hour

Annual Leave: 26 days per annum (Pro rata)


  • To recruit, support and retain volunteers to support our service delivery and expansion.
  • Manage and coordinate volunteers, ensuring their training needs are met.
  • To ensure PAB’s staff, trustees, and volunteers are kept aware of good practice in volunteering and of any changes in legislation that might impact on volunteering
  • Promote and champion the role of volunteers, both internally and externally, so that they are respected and valued for their contribution
  • To coordinate the Befriending Project, matching volunteers with clients and supporting home visiting volunteers.


  • To develop a programme for recruiting, training and placing volunteers across the organisation
  • To maintain an up-to-date, accessible, volunteer database
  • To interview, assess and place volunteers and co-ordinate a comprehensive volunteer induction programme for new volunteers
  • To identify volunteer’s training and development needs, and meet prioritised needs through a well-structured, planned programme of coaching and on-the-job learning, providing appropriate training opportunities both formal and informal
  • To co-ordinate volunteers’ meetings, publish newsletters, organise events and disseminate information of interest to volunteers
  • To organise the payment of volunteer expenses
  • To keep up to date with changes in legislation, policy and practice as they affect the work of PAB and PAB ’s volunteers
  • To support and encourage feedback from  volunteers  and service usersTo strengthen and develop links with a wide range of media to promote volunteering with PAB
  • To establish and maintain links with a wide range of organisations and businesses across all sectors to further volunteer recruitment
  • To compile regular reports on the number of volunteer hours and the financial benefits of volunteer activity
  • The post may involve occasional evening or weekend work, for which time off in lieu can be claimed


  • Experience of recruiting, supporting and developing volunteers with the ability to motivate volunteers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including good listening skills and the ability to influence and motivate volunteers with enthusiasm and a positive, outgoing attitude
  • Organisational skills with the ability to manage and prioritise workload and meet deadlines
  • Computer literate, with proven experience of word processing and database management
  • Highly motivated and flexible
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to give presentations to large and small groups of people across all sectors
  • Ability to use initiative and solve problems creatively
  • Reliable, good team player with the ability to work independently
  • Be administratively self-supporting and maintain effective electronic and paper based information systems
  • An interest in working with people with serious sight problems and making a difference
  • Commitment to Equal and diversity principles and practice and understanding of the issues involved in implementing and monitoring effective equalities policies in service delivery and working with volunteers

An application form (available below) should be returned to us by 5pm Monday 26 February 2018. Please note that CVs alone will not be considered.

Completed application forms should be marked confidential and for the attention of or sent to:

Mandy Thompson, Peterborough Association for the Blind, 68b Westgate, Peterborough PE1 1RG

Interviews will be held the week beginning 12th March 2018