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Policy Officer (Volunteering)

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Fixed Term 

Location:Leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA 


Closing date:24 January 2022 at midnight 

Policy Officer (Volunteering) 
Fixed Term for up to24 months
Salary £28,704

We are seeking to recruit a Policy Officer to support the Communities Team at Leicestershire County Council.  The post holder will understand policy development, relationship management, asset-based approaches and strategic volunteering support.

You will support the Communities Team in the development and delivery of key activities relating to strategic volunteer management and co-ordination, providing practical support and guidance to our service departments.

Essential Requirements:

You will have experience of:

  • Supporting service redesign and transformation, including by providing evidence/examples of alternative delivery through research data collation and an understanding of strength based approaches
  • Developing and delivering effective presentations and written communication to staff, partners and communities via multiple channels, including briefing notes, reports, newsletters, websites and social media
  • Experience of working in a strategic environment that includes experience of advising and supporting a wide range of partners
  • Experience of managing volunteers, volunteer management practices and procedures (including volunteer management software/database) and working with volunteer managers.

You will have good interpersonal skills and ability to develop effective networks/collaborative working with both external and internal individuals and organisations.

You will be self-motivated, highly organised, with proven ability to plan, prioritise and work to deadlines.

For further information please see the Job Description/Person Specification which are attached further down this page, with the full set of requirements. 

For informal enquiries please contact Sarah Carter, Tel: 0116 305 8098 Email: or Kristy Ball, Tel: 0116 305 8099 Email:

We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.

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