Volunteering Coordinator

Role Volunteering Coordinator
Hours 35-hours per week (to be worked flexibly), 12 months fixed term 
Salary £22,400 to £25,334 (Grade B)
Reporting to Head of Opportunities  
Closing date 22nd August 2022 at midnight


Role purpose:

To create a diverse programme of volunteering opportunities for our student membership, aiming to nurture students personal and professional development while establishing positive partnerships within the wider community to drive increased engagement and participation.


  • To develop, co-ordinate and deliver a programme of volunteering opportunities internally and externally and ensure they operate within the policies and strategies of The Union; to include but not be limited to Financial Regulations, Health & Safety, Child Protection and Safeguarding Adults Policies and procedures 

  • To work closely with other partners to ensure an integrated approach to volunteering, eg. Academic departments, careers and employability, Salford Community & Volunteering Services 

  • Working with an online system, register students, organisations and their opportunities in accordance with best practice 

  • Managing communications and relationships with participating organisations. 

  • To take a lead in the coordination of volunteering events 



  • To develop partnerships with a variety of providers to create new and exciting opportunities for Students 

  • To work with marketing to recruit volunteers to the programme and raise the profile of volunteering both internally and externally


  • To be the key contact for students, staff and organisations in volunteering 

  • Develop and maintain relationships with colleagues throughout the Union, University, funding providers and within the wider community.  

  • Build effective relationships with colleagues at other students’ unions to share best practices.  

  • Actively promote and champion student opportunities, societies and the work of the Union throughout the University and to external organisations.  



  • Ensure compliance with the Union’s policies, University policies and all relevant legislation – including Health and Safety, 1992 Education Act and Data Protection. 

  • Be responsible for maintaining a Duty of Care across all on Campus volunteering sessions, ensuring that Risk Assessments are carried out for all relevant activities in line with Union policies and national legislation. 



  • Help our Full Time Officers achieve their manifesto commitments. 

  • Actively engage in student-facing projects and activities of all kinds as required.  

  • Be an enthusiastic advocate for student leadership and the organisation’s values. 

  • Maintain your own professional networks and promote the Union on a local and national level. 


  Knowledge and Experience 

  • Experience of working with volunteers or in a volunteer role 

  • Effectively influencing, engaging, and communicating with a wide range of diverse stakeholders 

  • Knowledge of and/or an appreciation of the issues currently impacting students in Higher Education 

  • Some knowledge of best practice in health and safety in relation to student groups and activities  

  Skills and Abilities 

  • Capable of seeking out new opportunities and inspiring new approaches 

  • Demonstrable ability to provide an excellent service to members, and to actively promote the Union’s services and opportunities to increase engagement 

  • Ability to deliver high quality support for volunteers, including designing resources and facilitating engaging and informative training 

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office effectively as well as other technology such as digital collaboration/project management tools 

  • Able to establish strong working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders both internally and externally, including student, senior management, funders and community organisations 

  • A demonstrable understanding of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and the challenges that may be faced by students from minoritised backgrounds  

  • Able to demonstrate flexibility and initiative, and to prioritise tasks and workload to achieve agreed outcomes 

  Values and Behaviours 

  • A demonstrable commitment to USSU’s organisational values, mission and purpose. 

  • A strong commitment to championing equality, diversity and inclusion. 

  • Comfortable working in a democratic, student-led environment and being an enthusiastic advocate for student voice and representation. 

How to apply:

Closing Date: Tuesday 23rd August, at midnight

Shortlisting: 24th and 25th August 

Interviews: W/C 29th August

Please submit your application by completing our online application form on our careers page.    

We recommend that you prepare your answers in advance in a separate document where possible, to avoid losing your responses before you submit them in the online form.  

Here are USSU, we are more interested in your potential than your background and experience, If you don't have lots of professional experience, please feel free to use examples from outside of work to demonstrate what you could bring to the role and our team.  

Please note:  

We will contact you to let you know the outcome of your application. This can sometimes take a few weeks. You must be able to provide proof of your right to work in the UK before starting work with us. We are not currently able to sponsor employees requiring a visa. Applications received after the above closing date will not be considered. 


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are central to our work at USSU. We celebrate our diverse and unique communities whilst ensuring that equity and inclusion are at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make. Our colleagues are proud of our values and care about creating and supporting diverse communities that are inclusive of age, background, disability, gender, identity, race, religion, sexual orientation and experience.

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