Volunteering and Participation Coordinator

Pancreatic Cancer UK

Volunteering and Participation Coordinator


Pancreatic Cancer UK, City of Westminster

  • Part time
  • Permanent
  • Remote working

Posted 3 weeks ago, 23 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 31e208dc82694bf1a58e5ad2d8f0fcc9

Full Job Description

We're seeking a Volunteering and Participation Coordinator to join our fantastic Volunteering and Participation team!

As our organisation grows we want to ensure we are consistently providing a great experience for volunteers and lived experience
participants, right through from recruitment and onboarding, to providing support and enabling them to be ambassadors for the
charity once they move on.

We have brought the areas of volunteering and participation of people with lived experience in our work, together in this role and
team. We see these areas as having some points of distinctions, and also that many of the approaches and policies underpinning
them are the same. We want to prioritise the same enabling and impactful approach, which values diversity, in both.

PCUK has made a commitment to diversifying and building the participation of people with lived experience across all levels of our
work. We already do lots of great things, but we are committed to doing more and to ensuring that people with lived experience are
regularly involved from the start in shaping projects and working alongside staff with learnt experience and in meaningful ways.

We are a new team and you will work closely with the Volunteering and Participation Manager to introduce new processes and
resources, and the People and Culture Administrator who handles volunteer and participation enquiries. This is an exciting time to
join, with lots of opportunity to grow the diversity of the volunteers and participants involved, as well as the range of
opportunities they are involved with. You will recruit and onboard volunteers and participants directly and create new ways to
keep them engaged and updated with the charities work and further opportunities. As well as work with colleagues across different
teams to develop new roles and opportunities for volunteers and participants.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates who consider themselves to be from backgrounds which are under-represented in
the charity sector.

This is a part time role (17.5 hours per week) which can be worked across 3 or 4 days, working from home and from our office in
central London. There will be the opportunity to discuss working hours and hybrid working at interview and we can be flexible
according to your preferences, as long as the needs of the role are met.

About You

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is passionate about making a difference for volunteers and those affected by Pancreatic Cancer who want to participate in our

  • work and supporting them to have a positive experience
  • Has experience of either developing and/or supporting volunteering or participation programmes and is keen to develop their

  • knowledge in the area (volunteering or participation) they have less experience in.
  • Is excited by the opportunity to find new ways to engage different people with our volunteering and participation opportunities

  • and to welcome and support them in an inclusive way.

    If this sounds like you - we'd love to hear from you!

    About Working for Us

    This is a fast-paced and growing organisation that is really committed to making a difference. Being a part of our team is being
    part of a thriving, positive, dynamic, successful, and welcoming community that is making an impact. We will support you and
    develop you should you wish this, and you get the opportunity to be involved in activities outside the scope of your immediate
    role. We care about your health and well-being and your work-life balance, and you will feel that your contribution is valued and
  • You will need to have the right to work in the UK as we are not able to provide sponsorship for this role.

  • Interviews will take place on 23rd and 24th July at our office. If you are unable to attend an in-person interview,

  • arrangements can be made for a video call.

    Pancreatic cancer is a tough one but we're taking it on. It is tough to diagnose, tough to treat, and tough to research. For too
    long this disease has been side-lined. We want to make sure that everyone affected by it gets all the help they need. Together we
    are taking on pancreatic cancer. Underpinning this vision are our three values:

  • Courageous

  • Collaborative

  • Compassionate

  • We cannot achieve our vision without employing people who are committed to our vision, strategy, and values.

    At PCUK our ambition is to create an inclusive working environment that reflects the communities and audiences that we engage with
    and where everyone can be their true selves, where they feel respected, championed, heard, and supported. We want our workforce
    to achieve their potential, understand their contribution and feel proud of their impact by creating a culture and organisation
    that is genuinely inclusive by advancing equality, diversity, inclusion, and belonging through our policies and practices.

    We believe diversity drives great outcomes by encouraging the different points of view that come from a diverse workforce. We want
    to hear from and engage with people whose experience of dealing with this disease may be very different depending on their
    individual circumstances and background can think of no better way to do this than by ensuring that this role fully represents