Beechwood is a Charity based in Stockport, established in 1990 to support people from across the Northwest affected by cancer or other life-limiting illnesses.
Our team of professionals are available to help with the shock of diagnosis and the emotional effects of treatment, complemented by a wide variety of practical support – not only for the person directly affected but family and friends too.
The Charity’s services are free of charge at point of need, and we offer a package of support tailored to suit the individual, including one-to-one counselling, clinical hypnotherapy, mindfulness, complementary therapies, support groups, diet, exercise or simply a coffee and a chat.
In addition, we:
Communicating with Impact
Honesty and Integrity
Empowerment, Engagement and Participation
The Volunteer Coordinator will ensure all volunteers giving time to Beechwood are supported and valued in whatever role they are performing. This role will form an integral role in the delivery of the Charity’s core objectives in supporting those affected by cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, providing volunteer opportunities and community engagement.
The role reports into the Fundraising & Events Manager, though collaboration with other managers will be required to ensure successful volunteer placements.
You will be instrumental in establishing and managing a range of external and internal relationships, with a personable, approachable style being imperative.
You should be an excellent communicator and personable with good organisational skills to ensure accurate and up to date volunteer records are retained and maintained.
This role is key in ensuring the Charity’s current and future volunteers are not only valued and have a positive volunteering experience, but in ensuring Beechwood continues to recruit to volunteer roles to support its services, and those affected by cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.
Representation and Engagement
Monitoring & Evaluation
This is not an exhaustive list of the duties that may need to be undertaken. It may be necessary to undertake other duties in order to fulfil the objectives of the Charity.
|• Excellent IT and administrative skills|
|• Experience of managing or coordinating projects and volunteers (paid or unpaid)|
|• Experience of working in a charity|
|• Able to recruit and onboard new volunteers confidently|
|• Ability to support, monitor and assess volunteer cohorts|
|• Able to produce volunteer data to inform improvements and developments|
|• Ensure relevant volunteer specific policies and procedures are adhered to|
|Skills and Aptitude|
|• Excellent interpersonal, communication and engagement skills|
|• Able to convey messages clearly|
|• A warm, friendly personality, willing to give time to nurture volunteers|
|• The ability to engage with a diverse range of people|
|• Ability to demonstrate empathy with volunteers and be considerate of their needs|
|• Ability to inspire and motivate others|
|• Ability to deal with information in a confidential manner and respond with sensitivity|
|• Flexible and non-judgemental approach to people and work|
|• Willingness to work outside of regular office hours occasionally and to attend / facilitate volunteer and fundraising events|
|• A full, clean UK driving licence and use of a car|
|• A team player, who supports the ethos of the Charity|
|• Basic level of English|
|• Competent in Microsoft Office Applications|
|• Degree or related qualification/experience in recruitment, HR, fundraising or volunteer support|
We acknowledge the unique contribution that all Beechwood employees and clients can bring to our organisation in terms of their culture, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, nationality, age, religion or belief, disability, or history of mental health.
Beechwood is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people; as such, all staff and volunteers must share this commitment and undertake safeguarding training relative to the role.
Disclosure & Barring
A satisfactory check will need to be received prior to commencement of employment and for some roles, an enhanced check.
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DLS)
Where relevant to the role, the post-holder will need to have an awareness of DLS (training will be provided).
All employees are expected to be competent with the use of technology and information systems and understand their duties and responsibilities regarding the appropriate use of personal data including sensitive personal data (relative to role).
All appointments and promotions are based on merit and no job applicant or employee will be treated unfairly or discriminated against.
This role description is a guide and is not exhaustive. As such, it will be reviewed periodically to ensure it continues to meet the needs of the organisation.