Calling all 18-24 year olds!

We’ve teamed up with NCS – National Citizen Service – to support the UK Year of Service. If you are aged 18-24 and have a passion for doing good, the UK Year of Service offers work placement opportunities for you. We have 28 paid-for roles available within Volunteering Matters with locations in England, Scotland and Wales. Each role is for 9 months, 30 hours per week with a salary of £10,425 (excluding London weighting). Find out more below!

 

about the UK year of service

UK Year of Service is your way to make a positive impact in society, get world-ready and work-ready…and get paid for it! So, we’re looking for young people who believe that doing good can be more than just a hobby, it can be your career.

Volunteering Matters is looking for young people to join us and take part in the UK Year of Service. Below is a bit of info about each role. Each role is for 9 months, 30 hours per week. The closing date for all the roles is 17th November. If you have any questions about any of these roles, drop us a line at join@volunteeringmatters.org.uk and we’ll be happy to help with your queries. 

And if you want to apply, simply email join@volunteeringmatters.org.uk with a CV, cover letter and our recruitment monitoring form.

The roles

 

 Scotland

Job Title  Region  Description 
Project Officer – ProjectScotland (Dundee, Tayside and Angus)  Home-based with travel (Dundee, Tayside and Angus) 

 

To support the ProjectScotland projects across Dundee, Tayside and Angus. These projects support people in the local area to take their next steps into employability.  

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Project Officer –ProjectScotland (Edinburgh)   Home-based with occasional travel to Edinburgh office (EH7 5JT) 

 

To support the ProjectScotland projects in Edinburgh. These projects support young people into the job market through volunteering.  

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Project Officer – Family Supporters Edinburgh  Home-based with the option to travel to Edinburgh office (EH7 5JT) 

 

To support our Family Supporters programme in Edinburgh. Family Supporter volunteers offer practical, emotional and social support to families across Edinburgh. 

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Project Officer – Forth Valley  Home-based or able to travel to the Alloa office (FK10 3SA  ) 

 

To support various projects across Forth Valley. These projects include our Equip Mentoring, Peer Perspectives, Handypersons Service and Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP). 

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England 

Job Title  Region  Description   
Project Officer – Grandmentors London  Office based in Hackney (E5 0PD) or home-based with occasional travel across Central London.  To support our Grandmentors project across London. Grandmentors is a project where older volunteers (aged 50+) use their skills and experience to support and mentor young people leaving the care service.  

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Project Officer – Grandmentors Warwickshire  Office based in Birmingham office (B5 6DR) or home-based within commutable distance of Warwickshire (CV11 4BS).  To support our Grandmentors project across Warwickshire. Grandmentors is a project where older volunteers (aged 50+) use their skills and experience to support and mentor young people leaving the care service. 

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Project Officer – Grandmentors Wolverhampton  Office based in Birmingham office (B5 6DR) or home-based within commutable distance of Wolverhampton (WV9 5NJ)  To support our Grandmentors project across Wolverhampton. Grandmentors is a project where older volunteers (aged 50+) use their skills and experience to support and mentor young people leaving the care service. 

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Project Officer – RSVP, West Midlands  Office based in Birmingham office (B5 6DR) or home-based within commutable distance of Birmingham.  To support the work and development of our Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP) across the West Midlands. RSVP is a volunteer-led programme that runs a variety of groups focused on social inclusion to build stronger communities.

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Project Officer – West Midlands  Office based in Birmingham office (B5 6DR) or home-based within commutable distance of Birmingham.  To support and develop volunteering projects across the West Midlands. 

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Project Officer – Youth Social Action, West Midlands   Office based in Birmingham office (B5 6DR) or home-based within commutable distance of Birmingham. To support young people to volunteer and lead social action projects in the West Midlands.

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Project Officer – Team London  Office based in Hackney (E5 0PD) or home-based within commutable distance of Central London.  To support the Team London Young Ambassadors programme. Team London is the Mayor of London’s volunteering programme for schools, connecting young people with their communities through social action. 

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Project Officer – WASSUP Greenwich   Office based in Hackney (E5 0PD) or home-based within commutable distance of Central London.  To support WASSUP – Women Against Sexual Exploitation and Violence Speak Up – and our wider youth social action in Greenwich. These projects engage young people to help raise awareness and educate others around the issues of sexual exploitation, domestic abuse, honour-based violence and gang grooming.

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Project Officer – LifeLines Brighton  Home-based within the Brighton and Hove area.   To support the LifeLines project which hosts volunteer-led activities for older people in community venues across the city. These focus on social connections, health and wellbeing and having fun. 

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2x Project Officer – Match and Mentor  Office and community-based in Kings Lynn (PE30 1JN) with travel to Downham Market with some home working.  To support our Match and Mentor project in Norfolk. Match and Mentor provides personalised, supported volunteering opportunities and other community-based activities for people with a learning disability or additional support needs.

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Project Officer – Adult Social Action Suffolk  Office based in Ipswich (IP1 2DX) or home-based within commutable distance of Ipswich.  To support our Adult Social Action projects throughout Suffolk. Our Adult Social Action projects seek to empower adults in Suffolk who face barriers and challenges to engage in social action, volunteering and meaningful community activity.  

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Project Officer – Youth Social Action Suffolk  Office based in Ipswich (IP1 2DX) or home-based within commutable distance of Ipswich.  To support Youth Social Action projects across Suffolk. These projects encourage young people to use the power of their voices to support the transformation of services across Suffolk. 

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Wales 

Job Title  Region  Description    
Project Officer – Pembrokeshire   Home-based with community travel (Pembrokeshire)  To support various projects across Pembrokeshire. These projects include PIVOT, Cars4Carers, Rural Wisdom and the Community Hub.  

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Project Officer – RSVP Wales  Home-based with travel throughout Wales  To support the work and development of our Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP) across Wales. RSVP is a volunteer-led programme that runs a variety of groups focused on social inclusion. 

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Project Officer – Schools Volunteering Wales  Home-based with travel throughout Wales.  To support our work in schools through our Learn Together Cymru. This project recruits, trains and places volunteers in primary schools to support children with their reading every week and has around 100 volunteers across Wales.  

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National 

Job Title  Region  Description    
Project Officer – Getting Together Matters   Home-based across the UK   To help support the delivery of our Getting Together Matters project which is an online nationally delivery project aimed at preventing social exclusion.  

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Further information

If you have any questions about any of these UK Year of Service roles, please get in touch with us at join@volunteeringmatters.org.uk and the team will be happy to help with your queries.  

To apply, please email join@volunteeringmatters.org.uk with a CV, cover letter and our recruitment monitoring form. The cover letter is of equal importance as your CV – it’s an opportunity for you to outline your experience and credentials directly to the details of the post. The closing date is on 17th November 2021.

Volunteering Matters Values & Ways of Working:  

In all that we do, Volunteering Matters embrace a philosophy of ‘Freedom within a Framework’ and are guided by our values: 

  • We are Empowering
  • We are Inclusive
  • We are Compassionate
  • We are Positive
  • We are Straightforward

Benefits package: Pension, Unlimited annual leave, fully flexible working, cycle to work & season ticket loan. 

We’re committed to the provision of equal opportunities in employment and accordingly wishes to ensure that no job applicant is treated less favourably on unjustifiable grounds. To assist in the monitoring of our performance concerning equal opportunities you are requested to complete the enclosed monitoring form. The questionnaire is for statistical purposes only. Upon receipt, it will be separated from your CV and cover letter and will not form part of the selection process.