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Social Action & Volunteer Programmer - JW3

  • Location: NW3 London
  • Sector: Community
  • Salary: £25 - £27K, pro rata

Full-time, 4-5 days per week including some evenings & Sundays.


The Social Action & Volunteer Programme will plan, develop and implement strategies for social action programming and volunteering within JW3, in line with our vision, mission and values. The successful candidate will develop and grow a community of volunteers who are involved in the life of JW3; ensuring JW3’s voluntary staffing needs are met, and develop and deliver JW3’s year-round Social Action Programmes.


PURPOSE OF ROLE: 

To develop and embed opportunities for volunteering and activities with a positive social impact at the core of JW3’s offer to audiences of all age groups. Working as part of the Community Programming Team, the Social Action & Volunteer Programmer will plan, develop and implement strategies for social action programming and volunteering within JW3, in line with our vision, mission and values. This position will develop and grow a community of volunteers who are involved in the life of JW3 and feel a sense of ownership and empowerment; ensure that JW3’s voluntary staffing needs are met as appropriate; develop and deliver JW3’s year-round Social Action programmes, including taking a lead on Interfaith programming and projects.


Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience:  

• Experience of working successfully with volunteers, in either a management, supporting or supervisory context.

• Proven experience of planning and delivering successful social action/social impact projects.

• A good track record of planning and organising projects, events and year-round programmes/activities both in-person and digitally, that meet organisational goals,

• Strong organisational and project management skills, and the ability to work in organisational processes

• Proven ability to work well under pressure, managing multiple projects within agreed timescales.

• Personal experience of being a volunteer, preferably in a community or cultural organisation (e.g. a community centre, arts centre, theatre, youth organisation, educational establishment etc).

• A commitment to, and understanding of, the needs of Jewish community and to JW3’s target groups.

• Effective team-working and collaboration skills - ability to work with team of colleagues in a collaborative way in an environment where work is shared in order to meet tight deadlines. 

• Empathy and social skills - in order to understand the perspective of others, respond to needs and expectations and build effective working relationships, e.g. with partner organisations, programme providers, colleagues etc. 

• Effective negotiating, influencing and persuasion skills at an appropriate level. 

• Communication – excellent verbal and written communications skills. Able to build networks, articulate the vision and mission of JW3, and excel in communicating with the public, colleagues and stakeholders. 

• Self-direction - ability to work on own initiative and without direction. Ability to structure own time, use initiative, prioritise effectively to deliver on the organisations’ key goals.

• High level of IT competency, including demonstrable effective use of Word, Excel & Outlook. 


Personal Qualities:

We are looking for someone who...

• Is articulate, charismatic and dynamic and can motivate others

• Is committed, reliable, capable of being self-directed while being a strong team player. 

• Has a hunger to learn and ability to respond to feedback and learn from mistakes.

• Enjoys working with a variety of communities and key stakeholders in community and volunteer engagement.

• Has a willingness to work outside “regular” hours – e.g. in the evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays - as required. JW3 is a venue which is open six days per week from 9am until 11pm and the post holder will be required to work outside of “normal” office hours, in particular for events and activities taking place on Sundays.


For more information and to be personally recommended for this role please contact melissa@theworkavenue.org.uk