• 22 hours per week
  • £10,672.90 per annum (based on a full time salary of £17,949.90 per annum)
  • Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a St. Margaret’s Support Groups Volunteer Coordinator based at one of our hospice sites, in Yeovil or Taunton. The purpose of this role is to help lead and support our trained volunteers who run our highly valued St. Margaret’s Support Groups across Somerset. The Support Groups welcome anyone affected by a life-limiting illness and provide a listening ear, information, signposting, advice and support.

The post holder will manage a team of Support Group volunteers including responsibility for recruitment and ongoing support and training. The role also includes meeting visitors to the groups, promoting and raising awareness of the Support Groups at a regional level and contributing to their evaluation and development.

Applicants should have relevant experience in a community-based environment or care setting, with volunteers.

The post holder will be expected to support the St. Margaret’s Support Group volunteers across the organisation currently located in Yeovil, Taunton and Minehead.

For more information, please contact Laura Wilson (Head of Community Services) on 0845 070 8910.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and a Standard Disclosure application will be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check previous spent and unspent convictions that are not subject to filtering rules introduced on 29 May 2013.

Closing date: 25 June 2017

Interview date:  Week beginning 3 July 2017

How to apply

Please click the links below to download a Job Description, Application Pack and Diversity Monitoring Form:

Job Description

Application Pack

Diversity Monitoring Form

Alternatively please contact our 24 hours recruitment line on (01823) 365627 or email recruitment@st-margarets-hospice.org.uk.

Please return your completed application either to the email address above or post to HR Department, St. Margaret’s Hospice, Heron Drive, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 5HA.

Applicants are strongly advised to read the following documents before applying:

Guidelines for Applicants

Employee Handbook


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