Volunteer Coordinator

Location: London
Closing Date: 1st Mar 2021
Antidote LGBT Drug and Alcohol Recovery Workers

Employment Type: Employed

This is a rare opportunity to work with London Friend in one of the key roles within the organisation. We have a long and proud history of volunteering within our LGBT communities, with our roots firmly in the community activism that saw LGBT people coming together in the early 1970s to provide the support that was missing in mainstream services.

In 2021 volunteers are still the backbone of our charity and at the heart of everything we deliver. We now have a small staff team, including some staff delivering contracted work, but most of our services remain volunteer led. In 2016 our volunteers won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, recognized as “the MBE for groups”.

We believe in the strength volunteers bring to our work, particularly those with lived experience of the issues we support. All our volunteers and staff working directly with our service users bring lived experience of being LGBT, and many bring experience of the health issues we support.

Our current Volunteer Coordinator has been in post for over a decade and will retire at the end of April. In 2022 we will celebrate our 50th anniversary as an LGBT organisation. This is an exciting time to join London Friend as we work to address the many impacts of Covid 19 on our service users, and plan to mark 50 years of volunteering.

We’re looking for a candidate who can bring enthusiasm and energy to the role, building on our history of volunteer action, able to help us achieve our diversity goals, and ready to take us into our next 50 years.

We particularly welcome and encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian, and other diverse minority ethnic backgrounds, and from trans and non-binary candidates.

Closing date 5pm on Monday 1st March 2021. Interviews are scheduled for Friday 5th March 2021.

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