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UK - Volunteer SUpport Officer

Closing date: 9am (BST) on Tuesday 1st September.
Length of Contract & Conditions: Fixed term contract until March 2016 (with the possibility of extension)
Salary: £18,736 (gross) pro rata the duration of the contract 
Location: Waterloo, London, UK

As part of a VSO led consortium, Restless Development delivers the DFID-funded International Citizen Service (ICS) programme. Over the first three years of the programme, the consortium have provided structured opportunities for over 7,400 young people from the UK to contribute meaningfully to development programmes in Africa and Asia, through collaboration of a similar number of young leaders from across the globe.

The Volunteer Support Officer works in an energetic, dedicated and highly professional team that inspires and supports young people to begin their journey to active citizenship. The role provides great exposure to a large scale international volunteering programme within a global development agency.

Bringing a youth-focused and organised approach, the successful candidate will work with young people, predominantly aged 18-25, from fantastically diverse backgrounds. You’ll be in daily contact with our volunteers, working hard to support and inspire them through this early phase of International Citizen Service.

On a practical level, you’ll manage and track key logistical arrangements including medical clearance, criminal record disclosure processing, visa requirements, flight booking, and expense and invoice processing. You will work with in-country staff to ensure they are fully briefed on the UK volunteers ahead of their arrival, and that you are up to speed with the in-country programme design and support structures.
The role will include occasional weekend working for which time off in lieu will be given.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent organisation and administration skills
  • Customer care experience
  • Experience of working in a youth work or youth support role
  • An ability to solve problems in positive and creative way

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To apply please follow the instructions in the job description, sending completed applications to danni@restlessdevelopment.org, stating the vacancy job title UK - Volunteer Support Officer

Closing date for this position is 9am (BST) on Tuesday 1st September.

Interviews for this position will be held on Friday 4th September.