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Belville Community Garden Volunteer Development Assistant (Vol2861)



General Job Information

Job Title

Belville Community Garden Volunteer Development Assistant

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Closing Date


Role Definition


Job Purpose: To help develop and administrate the volunteer opportunities for Belville Community Garden. This post is part funded by the National Lottery.


Responsibilities and key tasks:


·         Help to recruit and support teams of volunteers, working with the Volunteer Development Officer and the Manager.


·         Set up and help to administrate a Voluntary Service system and Excel spreadsheets to track and monitor volunteer hours and spending.


·         Work with BCGT staff to ensure that volunteers are given a good induction, training and on-going support and a structured pathway of attainment. Help to run monthly volunteer meetings and volunteer one-to-ones.


·         Contribute to regular review of the volunteer safeguarding and office systems to ensure they are working effectively and that they conform with legal requirements (including fire assessments, risk assessments, PVGs updated).



Person Specification  




  • Excellent interpersonal skills and empathy
  • Experience supporting volunteers.
  • Able to work on own initiative and to work with others collectively.
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Passionate about food/climate/environmental issues and able to communicate it.
  • Committed to equal opportunities for all.


  • Experience in the charity sector.
  • Enjoy working with groups outdoors in the garden (supporting other staff).

·         Understanding of the needs of people living in an area of multiple deprivation.


  • Understanding of the needs of people with mental health problems. 


  • Bookkeeping experience and knowledge of Xero accounting programme.


·         Experience of graphics and design packages.


General duties:



·         Work effectively and considerately with other employees and volunteers to promote the business aims and objectives of Belville Community Garden Trust and present a positive image of the organisations to members and the public.


·         Abide by organisation policies and endeavour to follow good working practice at all times.


·         Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably requested by your manager including other office admin tasks and completing appropriate training.


·         Take responsibility for your own safety and ensure that colleagues and visitors are not exposed to danger.



We are an equal opportunities employer and celebrate the diversity of our staff. We positively encourage applications from individuals regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity. We are committed to increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities and will respond positively to meet individual needs throughout the recruitment process and in the workplace. We also offer opportunities for part time employment and welcome applicants who can speak a second language.


You will be required to undergo a criminal records bureau check (PVG) and you will be given a copy of our relevant policy for the employment of ex offenders.


Location:  Belville Community Garden Trust (Belville St office)


Occasional unsocial hours and weekend work may be required.



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Due to the high volume of applicants applying for the vacancies being advertised we will no longer be writing to candidates who are not short-listed for interview. 

If you do not hear from us within 6 weeks from the closing date you should presume that your application has not been successful.