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Operations and Volunteer Manager

Pin icon YO23 Bishopthorpe
Pound Sterling icon £26,805 per annum
Clock icon Permanent
Calendar icon 17 days ago
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Ops & Volunteer Manager
York, YO23

  • Full time – 37.5 hours
  • Permanent position
  • £26,805 per annum
  • Working hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm

Please Note: Applicants must be authorised to work in the UK

Brunswick Organic Nursery is a registered charity based in Bishopthorpe, York, which provides a productive and rewarding environment for people with learning disabilities to work in. Our aim is to build skills and confidence, support wellbeing and develop independence through offering opportunities in different work areas. These include woodwork, horticulture (contract gardening service for the local community, growing plants at our garden nursery and growing organic fruit and vegetables), office administration, crafts and cooking.

Are you a proactive and natural organiser?

Do you thrive on the buzz of a busy and varied role?

Do you enjoy recruiting, coordinating and supporting volunteers?

Can coordinate staff rota’s including cover arrangements?

Do you enjoy coordinating and supporting the delivery of events?

Would you like to work for an organisation that makes a difference?                                                                                                                

We might have just the role for you!  We’re looking for an energetic, positive, level-headed and flexible individual to lead and develop our support functions and volunteer management in this key role. 

About the role:

For the volunteer management aspect of this role, we are seeking a friendly and perceptive individual who can create and support a vibrant, committed and enthusiastic volunteering community. 

This role is also responsible for organising the staff rota and managing the Relief Cover team.  To do this well, you’ll need to get to know the people that we support, the staff and the work areas at Brunswick; and be able to mentally hold all sorts of variables and pieces of information to decide on the best plan for cover. 

The post holder will provide leadership for effective administrative and IT systems.  We’re looking for someone who can develop and review systems that are practical and simple to use.

You will also be involved in organising events and stalls and you will need to be able to collaborate with multiple colleagues across Brunswick to do this. 

About you:

In all aspects of this role, you need to keep excellent records and be able to organise and retain lots of information as this post is at the heart of our operations. You will need to have great attention to detail and the confidence to make sensible and swift decisions. The role supports our Directors and in their absence you will be one of two key roles that deputise to keep our daily operations and support for people with learning disabilities running smoothly.


We can offer you:

  • Full paid training
  • Paid DBS check
  • 35 days holiday including bank holidays pro rata
  • Friendly and supportive team environment

Please note: An enhanced DBS check will be sought if you are offered the role.

How to apply for the role:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click “apply” today and check your inbox for an email providing more information on how to tailor your application and provide a cover letter or any supporting documents.

You must be authorised to work in the UK. No agencies please.

Other suitable skills and experience include Ops Manager, Operations, Operations Manager, Volunteer Manager, Volunteer Management, Volunteer Coordinator, Project Manager, Project Management, Logistics, Logistics Manager.