Victoria Park Volunteer and Training Co-ordinator

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: MAY20221299

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Fixed Term


£22,223 - £25,927 Per Annum

Closing date

29 May 2022

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

We recently secured funding from the National lottery Heritage Fund to develop a project to restore and improve Victoria Park in Portsmouth (you can find out more on out project wedsite )

As a result, we are looking to appoint an organised, enthusiastic and committed Volunteer and Training Coordinator to join the project team and assist with the delivery of the project’s Activity Plan.

You will be responsible for implementing the council’s existing Volunteering Policy and Good Practise Guide within Victoria Park, including the recruitment, supervision and appraisal process for a diverse range of volunteers, as well as managing the event diary for Victoria Park to ensure there are varied events available for different audiences.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will ideally have a good understanding of the social and economic issues affecting communities in Portsmouth, as well as experience of working with volunteers in a heritage, culture or green space environment. You will also have knowledge of best practise in volunteer management.

You will be educated to GCSE level at grade C or above and ideally hold A leves and a relevant qualification or equivalent experience in volunteer management, events management and/or communications.

What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, including flexible working hours, extensive wellbeing support through the Employee Assistance Programme and a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all. 

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.

Please ensure to complete the application in its entirety and add in comments to the Personal Statement section

We look forward to speaking with you soon.