Volunteering Recruitment Administrator

Reference number: 43582

Title: Volunteering Recruitment Administrator

Hours: 22.5 hours per week

Location: Birmingham

Contract type: Fixed Term

Closing date: Sunday 22 September 2019

Salary: Circa £17,000 per annum, pro-rata

Interview date: Monday 7 October 2019

Job advert:

About the role

Sense Volunteering is about bringing people together to make a big difference to individuals, to groups and to the wider community. Volunteers support Sense in a variety of different ways, and play a key role in the delivery of our new strategy.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of shaping and setting up the administration processes to support the recruitment of volunteers as well as putting them into practice. You’ll get involved in a variety of different aspects of recruitment from; responding to enquiries from potential volunteers, through to placing adverts and carrying out screening checks.

We want all potential volunteers to have a great experience of Sense, from point of initial enquiry through to starting their volunteer role with us. In addition, providing an efficient service to managers looking to recruit volunteers to their teams is key to this role.

The hours for this role are 22.5 hours per week – we are able to offer flexibility around the hours of working. This role will be on a fixed term contract for 6 months, after which it will be reviewed.

About you 

With proven administration experience, our ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator who is able to build effective working relationships with volunteers and staff to ensure a great experience of Sense volunteering. Ideally, we are looking for someone who has experience of administering a recruitment process. 

This will be a varied role that will require you to be organised, able to manage a busy workload, and have the ability to work using your own initiative to solve problems. You will have strong IT skills, and will be competent in the use of Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word and Excel.

About us

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

You will be joining a fantastic friendly team based at our purpose built centre, TouchBase Pears.  For an informal chat about the role please contact: Charlotte Witteridge, Head of Volunteering, via email charlotte.witteridge@sense.org.uk

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application; CVs will not be considered. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important that you complete the supporting information thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio please contact the Recruitment department on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. 


Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)