Volunteer Manager

Salary: £28,000 - £33,000 plus performance bonus, depending on experience
Contract: Full time or part time with flexible working hours, immediate start possible
Location: Hybrid working at the JLGB Office in London (E18) and at home. Will require travel around Greater London.



Adult volunteers are central to the success of JLGB and this exciting new role will oversee the recruitment, training and retention of volunteers across JLGB’s wide range of youth activities and programmes, including weekly groups, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and NCS.


You will lead on improving our volunteer programme, enhancing our volunteer experience and increasing our volunteer contribution. You will be a passionate, persuasive and dynamic ambassador for our charity with exceptional organisational skills that will ensure the successful implementation of JLGB’s youth programmes through a motived volunteer workforce.


Responsibilities will include: 


Knowledge and Skills/Abilities: 



Proven experience of working in a volunteer management/ development capacity role.

Previous experience working in/with youth organisations.

Good understanding of the principles and best practice of successful volunteering.

Experience in working with individuals from a range of cultural and faith backgrounds.

Excellent communication skills, including the ability to network and facilitate meetings and write guidance documents to a high standard.

Knowledge of current best practice and relevant legislation concerning the management of volunteers.

Good project management skills, including planning, risk management, setting and meeting clear targets and working with colleagues to achieve outcomes.

Volunteer management qualification.

Build, maintain and facilitate effective working relationships with a wide range of external partners.

 Full UK driving license.

Creative and innovative – able to initiate and grow ideas for new volunteer services and activities.


Able to provide inspirational leadership and motivate staff, adults, volunteers and young people.


Good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite and databases.



Please note this role may require additional evening and Sunday work.

All roles at JLGB are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check, either a current or new application that can be made through JLGB.

What makes JLGB unique?

JLGB is a modern, thriving, innovative and award-winning national youth organisation that is a model of professional youth work for over 125 years. Through a diverse range of experiences and activities JLGB seeks to enrich the lives of young people through its local, regional and national framework. JLGB removes barriers to participation by providing positive activities within a fun, friendly, safe and structured environment, that meet the religious and cultural needs of the Jewish community. 

How to apply?
Please send your CV and a cover letter highlighting how your knowledge and skills map to the criteria and responsibilities in this job description to vacancies@jlgb.org

Deadline for applications: 31st August 2022. Interviews will take place as applications come in.


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