Brighter Living Partnership: Volunteer Development Officer – Closing Thursday 20 June 2024

Job Title: Brighter Living Partnership Volunteer Development Officer 
Salary: £23,541 per annum
Location: Southport Community Centre, Norwood Road and community based.
Hours: 35 hours full time
Responsible to: Brighter Living Partnership Manager

Benefits include: 26 days annual leave (29 after 5 years’ service) plus bank holidays (pro rata), Company pension scheme with contributions of 6%., 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance of 2 x annual salary and Income protection scheme.

Job Purpose:

  • To support Brighter Living Partnership in developing informal and formal volunteering opportunities, responding to the needs of local areas and residents within the borough of Sefton.
  • To provide a range of support and development interventions through the utilisation of a variety of platforms, and take the lead within Brighter Living Partnership in recruiting, deploying and retaining volunteers working to national best practice standards.
  • To coordinate Brighter Living Partnership services that utilise volunteers such as shopping and befriending services, linking clients with volunteers and supporting the smooth operation of these projects.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and support volunteers to contribute to the running of different activities within Brighter Living Partnership such as our shopping service, men’s befriending project and community groups and activities within Southport Community Centre.
  • To take the lead in the development of recruiting, deploying and retaining volunteers, including delivering training, sharing best practice manuals, policies, role descriptions etc.
  • To identify, develop and support new areas of volunteering and social action at Brighter Living Partnership, that contributes towards local priorities and that has demonstrable impact.
  • To produce content and update the Brighter Living Partnership website and social media channels to promote current volunteer vacancies and priorities.
  • Host regular development sessions with volunteers including drop in support sessions, development workshops, training courses and volunteer forums, as appropriate to the needs of the organisation and the volunteers we support.
  • To share opportunities on the local volunteering brokerage system, promote its use in marketing volunteer opportunities, and provide support to volunteers and individuals wishing to use this platform.
  • To support the Brighter Living Partnership Manager and other colleagues in developing and implementing project development plans that require the use of volunteers.
  • Liaise with other organisations to provide support and guidance around volunteering best practice and ensuring groups and activities within the community have a steady supply of volunteers. 
  • Work proactively with Brighter Living Partnership colleagues and other key partners in identifying emergent local priorities and developing resilient services to meet needs of local people.
  • Prepare monitoring and performance reports in line with requirements from Brighter Living Partnership and our funders.

For more information regarding the role, download the Job Description and Personal Specification below;

Job Pack (Downloads)

Job Description & Person Specification
Application Form
Guidance Notes
Diversity Monitoring Form
Criminal Convictions Declaration

The closing date for applications is 11:59pm, Thursday 20 June 2024.
Interviews will take place week commencing Tuesday 25 June 2024.

All completed applications and any enquiries to be sent to