Volunteer Coordinator - Aberystwyth

Voluntary unpaid
15 Sep 2017
15 Oct 2017
Long Term

‘Being a Coordinator has helped me not only expand my knowledge and understanding of cats and their welfare but has enabled me to utilise and develop ‘people skills’ such as communication, teambuilding and motivation. I have also made some wonderful friends!’  Mary Wood, Cheltenham Branch.

How you will make a difference to cats and people:
In this multifaceted and rewarding role as a Co-ordinator of a Cats Protection volunteer group, you will be the driving force behind the work of your group in making a big difference to cats in your local area.

How volunteering for Cats Protection can make a big difference to you:

  • You will get a lot of personal satisfaction and enjoyment from your volunteering role
  • You will have the opportunity to make a real difference to cats and kittens in your community and across the UK
  • You will be able to develop new skills, expand your knowledge and use your existing expertise
  • You will meet new people, make new friendships and work as part of a dedicated team
  • You will become a key member in the UK’s largest feline charity

What the role involves:                   

  • Supporting and managing all volunteer team leaders in the group
  • Maintaining good communications within the group, with other CP volunteers and groups, colleagues at NCC and other animal welfare groups
  • Working closely with the RDM in your region to strategically plan the groups activity
  • Ensuring the group promotes a positive and professional image of Cats Protection
  • Ensuring the group works within charity governance best practice and complies with law
  • Leading the group in adhering to Cats Protections policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Working with your team, your RDM and your NCC colleagues to develop and maintain financial sustainability for your group

 Skills and experience which are expected and/or can be developed in this role:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and people management experience is important for this role, previous experience of leading volunteers would be an advantage
  • Confidence and experience in ensuring best practice, standards, policies and guidelines are being met by others
  • Experience of using your leadership skills to bring out the best in your team
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise and delegate
  • Good communication skills,  with individuals and groups at all levels
  • Patience and diplomacy
  • Ability to think and plan ahead
  • Good IT skills
  • Ability to see the ‘bigger picture’

Time expectation:
This is a flexible role and can be shared with other volunteers. The role is home based, but does need to be within the local area of the recruiting group. Time expectation for this role will vary across our volunteer groups, your local contact will be able to provide more information. 

How we will support you:
You will receive full training and support in your role. Your contact for this role will provide you with day to day support, guidance, direction and will work with others to ensure you have a positive and enjoyable volunteering experience. We also have Volunteering and Branch Support teams who can provide you with guidance and information.

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