Development Manager

Stockbridge, Hampshire
£22,000 per annum
08 Aug 2018
31 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Graduate, Temporary
Part Time


  • To review all volunteer practice. Establish a system for the recruitment, retention and training of all volunteers based on best practice and in collaboration with Test Valley Volunteer Centre and implement such a system.
  • To establish a sustainable model of volunteer management and co-ordination moving for when the post ends including exploring volunteer, volunteer co-ordination.
  • To be an advocate for the active involvement of people at the museum.
  • To develop existing and new volunteer opportunities to maximise opportunities for people to contribute in a positive way and meet the needs of the Activity Plan.
  • Diversify the volunteer workforce so that it reflects the demographics of the audiences targeted for the project.
  • Manage and develop the recruitment programmes for volunteers and ensure volunteers receive the appropriate training laid out in the training plan. Carry out all administrative tasks in relation to volunteers including rotas.
  • Develop relationships with external organisations to maximise the opportunities for volunteering and make sure that these opportunities are made available to a wide range of people using a variety of advertising channels and the Pop up Museum.
  • To ensure that all activities are evaluated and monitored in accordance with the evaluation strategy set out in the Activity Plan.
  • To carry out all necessary administration tasks and record keeping to support reporting for the Heritage Lottery Fund.
  • To carry out any other tasks necessary to ensure the Activity Plan is successfully delivered.


About you:

  • Experience and understanding of best practice in the recruitment and training of volunteers.
  • Experience of establishing and managing a diverse volunteer workforce.
  • Understanding of the barriers to accessing volunteering opportunities people face.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with, and enthuse, people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to present and explain to different audiences, and understand and capture what people are saying.
  • Initiative in prioritising one’s workload.
  • Self-motivated, with an energetic and proactive approach to delivery.
  • A sense of responsibility and commitment to delivering work of consistently high quality.
  • A team-player, with resilience and enthusiasm, and a willingness to work collaboratively and with a high degree of flexibility with colleagues.
  • Organised approach with the ability to set up and implement robust systems.
  • Willingness to work occasional unsociable hours, i.e. evenings and weekends.

Desirable requirements (these are NOT essential requirements):

  • Experience of working in a heritage setting.
  • Experience of working in a setting which has achieved Investors in Volunteers, with some understanding of the processes involved.


  • establishing and managing a diverse volunteer: 1 year
  • Best practice in the recruitment and training of volunteers.: 1 year

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