Co-ordinator (Volunteering) - Temporary Cover (approx. 4 weeks)

Closed 07/02/2019

The coordinator advises volunteer leaders on all aspects of project management to ensure a high quality and safe experience for participants (including vulnerable clients). Co-ordinators support leaders to deliver bespoke community projects and work across a diverse range of interests and themes.

Joining us in our busy term time period, we envisage the post holder is likely to support student leaders to deliver Project Buzz, Nature & Wildlife, Science Brainwaves, Science Alive and Yoga/Pilates community activities.


Your skills

We are looking for a highly effective mentor who delights in supporting others to excel. An effective influencer, you will have an excellent understanding of the motivations and barriers for University students and for organisations in involving them. Plus, you’ll possess the skills to maximise opportunities and resolve concerns.


Highly organised, you will be able to plan effectively as well as manage resources and people, with skill and confidence. This busy role requires substantial juggling of responsibilities and simultaneous oversight of multiple lines of activity.


Committed to sharing the ‘good news’ of volunteering, you’ll have an understanding of best practice in managing volunteers / community activities and safeguarding clients.


This fixed term position covering a temporary vacancy. It would suit someone looking for a new challenge and/or a temporary secondment from their existing post.

Please click here for Job Description an Person Specification


Working at the Student Union

Here at the Sheffield Students’ Union we employ excellent staff.  Our staff follow behaviours which have been developed in line with our organisational strategy for staff to aspire to.

Some of the key behaviours we look for in our workforce are:

  • Delivers service excellence
  • Communicates effectively and works as a collaborative team
  • Builds strong working relationships
  • Demonstrates social responsibility, recognises ethical and environmental working and complies with legal requirements
  • Creates and maintains a ‘can do’ culture
  • Demonstrates financial awareness and optimises the use of resources
  • Demonstrates creativity and innovation
  • Demonstrates effective decision-making and problem-solving                    

We welcome applications from those who feel they possess these key behaviours


Your Benefits

You will work in an exciting and progressive environment and enjoy great staff benefits including:


  • Flexible working hours
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Well being Programme


Salary: £13.00 per hour (£11.61 basic + £1.39 holiday pay)  pro rata based on 24 to 28 hours per week

Hours: From 24 to 28 hours per week – worked mainly midweek/daytime. Days and times are negotiable. Possibility of occasional additional evening or weekend work.

Closing date: 7th February at 11:45pm

Interviews: Friday 8th of February, this role requires an immediate start and you must be available for interview at short notice. 

Start Date: Compulsory induction dates are - 13th, 14th or 15th Feb 2019 Applicants MUST attend at least ONE of these dates. Work to commencing 18th Feb for approx. 4 weeks.


Sheffield Students' Union welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, pregnancy and maternity, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.