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Job Opportunity with Community Games – National Volunteer Development Co-ordinator


Job Vacancy – 24th October 2016

National Volunteer Development Co-Ordinator
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer the successful candidate will be responsible for the development and co-ordination of all procedures and activities relating to the recruitment, screening, communication, training and motivation of Volunteers.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years’ previous management experience in the voluntary sector and the proven ability to develop and lead the volunteer programme.

Place of work: Athlone (however nationwide travel will be required) Car owner and full driving license essential.

Hours of work: 39 Hours a week (flexibility is required as weekend and evening work will be a feature of this employment)

Skills and Experience:

  • Manage the recruitment, screening and selection process of Volunteers across the Organisation
  • Develop and deliver Volunteer training programmes.
  • Continually evaluate the Volunteer needs and plans for succession and strengthening of the Volunteer Programme.
  • Put in place initiatives for the motivation and recognition of Volunteers
  • Develop an effective communication system for all Volunteers to ensure a consistent message.
  • Develop and review relevant policies and procedures regarding the Volunteer programme.
  • Develop appropriate literature (i.e. handbooks/brochures)
  • Develop and maintain relationships with appropriate outside bodies, agencies and organisations.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Professional and Database management.
  • Ability to thrive in a rapidly growing and changing environment that requires high levels of flexibility and versatility
  • Ability to think and act strategically with excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to work with both technical and non-technical users.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with high degree of accuracy and attention to detail whilst working to agreed timelines.
  • Identify the skills-set of each individual volunteer with a view to maximising the input to the organisation of each volunteer’s expertise
  • Liaise with the Recruitment, Training and Development Committee and other committees as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.

Applications with cover letter and CV for this position should be forwarded to John Byrne, Chief Executive Officer:  johnbyrne@communitygames.ie by Friday, November 18th 2016.



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