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Engagement Manager, Voluntary Support

Engagement Manager, Voluntary Support

We are looking to appoint a Manager to join a small but dedicated team based in Chertsey.

You would have a key role in the strengthening and capacity building of local voluntary organisations primarily in Runnymede (but also Surrey Heath and Spelthorne) using businesses and partners to maximise support to the Voluntary Sector including planning and volunteering.

Position: Voluntary Support Manager

Location: Chertsey

Salary: £30,000 per annum

Duration: Full-time on a 2-year fixed term contract

Closing Date: 22nd June 2021

About the role:

As Engagement Manager you will be working with are an independent charity who support voluntary and community organisations, statutory agencies and the business community to be a voice, promote voluntary work, support charitable organisations and identify gaps in the provision of local services.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:


  • To engage with local groups in order to maximise support.
  • To target voluntary organisations on the database, establish their needs and identify ways in which they can be supported.
  • To support with business plans
  • To develop and increase volunteering opportunities
  • To give fundraising advice and support
  • To help with good governance
  • Improve the communication process between the organisation and its volunteers

About you:

To be successful in the role of Engagement Manager you will have previous professional experience within a similar role, helping people with funding advice and business plans and strategy. You will also bring with you the following key skills and experience:

  • The confidence to speak publicly and present
  • The ability to evaluate, analyse and report succinctly
  • Be of positive disposition and self-motivated
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • An excellent communicator, with the ability to engage and connect with voluntary organisations and deliver training
  • A good understanding of IT office software including Microsoft Excel or equivalent and ideally Salesforce contact management system
  • A team player
  • Have a driving license and access to a car

Other roles you may have experience of could include: Business Adviser, Business Development, Capacity Builder, Voluntary Support Manager, Volunteer Manager, Community Engagement Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Community Builder, Development Manager, Volunteer Development, Charity Development, etc.

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Time to Change

An exciting new project launching across Surrey encouraging and supporting voluntary organisations to recruit and manage young volunteers aged 19 – 25 years old.

Laura Butler has been appointed as the Young Volunteer Development Manager on behalf of all volunteer centres across Surrey. As Project Manager of Time to Change, she will encourage and support voluntary organisations to recruit young volunteers, aged 19 – 25 years old.

Time to Change aims to increase the number of young volunteers (19 – 25 year olds) in Surrey by 10% over 1 year. Initially the project will work with local voluntary organisations to help them to connect more effectively with potential young volunteers. Young people will be pivotal to defining and implementing plans.

Young adults already add tremendous benefits to some local organisations, but many organisations do not articulate and deliver an attractive offer. Young people have an abundance of energy and varied skills to bring to voluntary organisations.

Time to Change working collaboratively with the Council of Voluntary Services county wide will encourage voluntary organisations to utilise young volunteers and their skills. The project will provide training and support organisations to create, develop and promote attractive roles. Central to the direction of the project will be a Time to Change focus group capturing insight directly from young people.

Register your interest in ‘Recruiting & Managing Young Volunteers (19-25’s)’ Training here: https://forms.office.com/r/ktfMSPD0Hk

To find out more about Time to Change, please contact:

Laura Butler
Young Volunteer Development Manager


07485 349309

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