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Volunteer Development Officer

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8RF 


Closing date:01 July 2022 at midnight 

To support and facilitate the work of volunteers across a locality. To support volunteers to work with children, young people and families who are at risk of poor outcomes and in need of additional support. To assist, promote and enable parent participation in the Children and Families Wellbeing Service.

  • Good standard of education NNEB/NVQ3 or equivalent in Childcare, Youth and Community, Health and Social Care, IAG, Community Regeneration.
  • Significant experience of working with volunteers
  • Experience of inter-agency work 
  • Experience in delivering training
  • Comprehensive understanding of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the child 
  • Understanding of risk and protective factors including the principles of effective practice
  • Knowledge of child development and an awareness of differing needs of children and young people
  • Ability to work as part of a team and in a multi-agency context, including the ability to operate in a variety of different settings with both clients and professionals. 
  • Good oral and written communication skills, including presenting information to professional partners; good recording, administrative and report writing skills 
  • Good organisational, planning skills and working to deadlines 
  • Proven ability to engage with people from a variety of backgrounds, in particular those children, young people and families that are hard to reach 
We warmly welcome you to attend an information evening via Microsoft Teams on the 21st June at 5.30pm, simply click the link to join 
Click here to join the meeting 
For informal enquires please contact Debbie Stobbs, Tel: 0116 305 52601  Email: 
Interviews are due to take place on the 4th August 
This post is the subject of a DBS enhanced check for a regulated activity
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
We are on a journey to be an inclusive department where a culture to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded and discrimination challenged at every level together as a department.  We warmly welcome those from all cultures, ethnicities and beliefs - this diversity is vital to our journey and is fundamental to our values and enriches the services we offer our children and families. 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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