Community Project Coordinator – Blue Cross Pet Food Banks (North Scotland), Home-based

Whilst this is a remote working role, we require candidates to live and work in Northern Scotland (North of Dundee) as frequent travel is required within the area and the local knowledge that will be needed to carry out the role.

What is the role?
The cost-of-living crisis is having a huge impact for people across the UK and is set to get worse. Following the success of our three official pet food banks in Sheffield, Manchester and Grimsby we are now looking to open more pet food banks across the UK to provide support for people in short term crisis.

This is a brand new and exciting role to join our team and play an instrumental part in setting up a national pet food bank service. Using excellent communication skills, the role of the Community Project Coordinator will include initiating and maintaining effective relationships with local suppliers, authorities and communities within their areas to build the foodbanks, securing donations and overseeing logistics. Regular travel is involved visiting the different locations.

To help run the foodbanks we will need the support of a new volunteering team; the Community Project Coordinator will be responsible for recruiting and managing their team and providing them will all the support they need to carry out their role.

As a Community Project Coordinator, you will be skilled at initiating and building meaningful relationships and be an excellent communicator. Demonstrating empathy and being a confident, non-judgmental, professional, with a courteous approach to members of the public whilst championing our Blue Cross values. Being confident and knowledgeable when dealing with our people at all levels within the organisation is equally as important.

To meet our project timelines, we are looking for people that can start employment with us as soon as possible and we will be contacting and interviewing shortlisted people as they apply, therefore, we may close the application process early.

Want to know more the detail? Great! We have attached the job description which hopefully gives you everything you need.

What is required?
We are looking for people with the following:
• Full UK driving licence with access to own vehicle
• Demonstrable experience of using excellent communication skills to initiate and maintain effective relationships both internally and externally
• Proven track record of prioritsing and organising work and projects
• Proven administration skills
• Excellent attention to detail
• IT literate with MS Office and web-based databases and platforms

It would also be great if you had:
• Demonstrable experience in a similar role
• Supervision or management of volunteers
• Previous experience working in the charity sector

Why work for Blue Cross?
• 38 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Holiday exchange & enhanced parental leave
• Annual volunteer days
• Long service awards, starting from 5 years
• Huge range of discounts across high street stores, insurance services & more

More details

Fixed term contract until 2 April 2024, full time

Salary: £25,000 – £29,000 per annum
Grade: 4.2

Closing Date: 27th January 2023
Interview Dates: To meet our project timelines, we are looking for people that can start employment with us as soon as possible and we will be contacting and interviewing people as they apply, therefore, we may close the application process early.

To apply for this role, all candidates must complete the online application process. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

To read more about the benefits Blue Cross has to offer, please visit the ‘why work for us’ page on our website.

At Blue Cross we are passionate about our commitment to diversity, inclusion and removing barriers, should you like to discuss any reasonable adjustments or changes to our recruitment process to support you to be your best then please get in touch. You can get in touch with us either via email at jobs@bluecross.org.uk, via telephone on 01993 825515 or if you would prefer a video call then we can arrange this using Microsoft Teams.

Blue Cross holds inclusion as a core organisational value. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified, experienced and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity. We actively embrace our differences and know that it is our differences that make us unique. You are very welcome at Blue Cross, without the need to hide any part of who you are.

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