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International Youth Volunteering Programme Assistant

Entry-level at British Red Cross

International Youth Volunteering Programme Assistant

Entry-level at British Red Cross

  • LocationEdinburgh, UK
  • Position levelEntry-level
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  • Application deadline iconApply by 06 Jan, 2019
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 07 Nov, 2018
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  • Competitive£ 17,000.0 per year
Job Description

International Youth Volunteering Programme AssistantLocation:EdinburghContract type: Fixed Term until 30th of August 2020Hours per week: 21Salary: £ 17,000 pro rata per annumAbout the role
We have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and solution-focused individual to join our International Youth Volunteering Programme (IYVP) team as a Programme Assistant in Edinburgh on a part-time basis.
You will provide operational support to enhance the capacity of the International Youth Volunteering Programme team. Your work will focus particularly on supporting the recruitment and logistics of the programme, developing our alumni engagement and assisting with the day-to-day support needs of our volunteers. Currently the teams primary focus is on implementing a programme of the European Voluntary Service in which 18-30 year olds complete 12-month placements in the UK and across Europe. About the team
The IYVP team sits under The People & Learning (P&L) Directorate. This team delivers the organisation's People Goals enabling an increasingly diverse workforce to be truly aligned to our mission, values and fundamental principles. Working across the organisation, the Directorate ensures that there are volunteering and employment arrangements which enable managers to recruit, develop, recognise and retain our people which meet the needs of each part of the organisation and is focussed on making a difference to people in crisis. The Directorate works through a strong organisation development approach with a focus on engagement through transparency and openness.About the person

  • Highly adaptable and solution-focussed.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment working to deadlines and manging multiple priorities
  • Office skills, particularly using Microsoft Office and Excel.
  • Customer service experience
  • Experience of working with volunteers, especially young volunteers and have up to date knowledge of working with volunteers and young people
  • Experience managing financial transactions and organising logistics
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure, assess and solve problems, remaining calm in crisis situations

Closing date for application is 23.59 on, Tuesday 20th November 2018.Interviews will be held on, Wednesday 28th November 2018, in Edinburgh.We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  • Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Flexible working policy

A little bit more about us...
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.
Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.
At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.
Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to be yourself at work, and feel you're in a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.
In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.
As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.
If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.
The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).Follow us on Twitter @RedCrossJobsUK and on Linked in - British Red Cross, to hear about our latest job vacancies. Connecting human kindness with human crisis

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