Volunteer Co-ordinator

12 Nov, 2019



Imagine the Barlow is a living ecosystem.  It has various different volunteer groups that run various different functions, everything from marketing to maintenance, and the key to a successful volunteer experience is to truly understand how all those functions fit together and work together for the benefit of the whole.

As our Volunteer Coordinator, you understand that knowing why we do something helps us to understand what is important and fosters an empathy and mutual respect for one another, which forms the bedrock of the Barlow community.

You are able to structure that empathy into a proactive and supportive scheme for our seventy plus volunteers.  They may arrive unsure and uncertain, but you know how to build their confidence and find training for them that they can use both in the organisation but also in the wider world such as computer skills or first aid.

You’re the person everyone is happy to sit and have a brew with and you get a great deal of satisfaction from spending time with good friends.  But you’re also good at making new ones and finding new volunteers, thinking about volunteering in a way that is more contemporary and fits modern day busy lives.

This role is a true blank canvas and we look forward to finding out how applicants would relish the challenge.

Key attributes of the role:

 Never mind the building or the history or the estate – you cultivate our most important asset, our people. You are a people person.

  • A key requirement of the role will be to recruit, train and retain volunteers
  • You are interested in ALL areas of the Barlow and you keep your finger on the pulse. This makes you an asset to every volunteer team and a great guide for existing and new volunteers alike.
  • A voracious opportunist – can you find new and exciting ways to upskill our volunteers or raise their confidence?
  • You are forward thinking and have ideas about how volunteering may evolve over the next five years and you are able to apply those ideas to find our next generation of contributors.
  • You are friendly and everyone wants to sit and have a chat with you. You are a mediator and problem solver.
  • You have a structured plan with clear objectives for the benefit of the volunteer community at the Barlow.

To apply:  Please let us know why you think this role is perfect for you and register your interest.  Send an email to nigel@thebarlow.co.uk or drop off a letter in the office addressed to Nigel Truswell.

Applications will close on 26th November 2019



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