Current Vacancies (Paid and Voluntary)

Below you will find our current vacancies some of which are paid and some are voluntary. 

TRUSTS FUNDRAISER

NATIONAL OFFICE, LONDON

Objectives:

Maximise income from grant making bodies, and develop effective relationships with trusts that can support the SVP.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Work with the CMF Manager to prepare and write grant applications to charitable trusts and foundations
  2. Research and apply to new trusts
  3. Ensure that personalisation is at the centre of all our relationships with trust supporters and, where appropriate, to be the contact point for trust funders
  4. Develop effective internal relationships with other members of staff to gather information for grant applications
  5. Work with the rest of the fundraising team, including the trust fund volunteer, to maximise funding opportunities from all donors

The above list is not exhaustive and other duties relevant to the post may be required from time to time. 

Salary: £24,000 - £26,000 pro rata, depending on experience

Hours: 22.5 hours over 5 days

Holidays: 25 days per year pro rata

Closing Date : Thursday11th August

Interviews: 22nd August

Download Job Description here.

Download SVP Application Form here.

Please send completed Application Form tobryana@svp.org.uk


The SVP is currently seeking to recruit a:

CENTRE MANAGER

NORTH EAST

Based at Blackfriars @ the Ouseburn Community Centre, Newcastle

Objectives:

To play a key role in ensuring the management, development and smooth running of Centre to ensure a high quality of service to its users. To recruit and manage volunteers to support the work of the Centre. To oversee the safety, maintenance, cleanliness and security of the building. To promote the ethos of the St Vincent de Paul Society in all aspects of service delivery.

Main Responsibilities

To deliver services at Blackfriars Community Centre in line with the SVP Community Support Projects Strategic Objectives.

  1. Identify and reach out to those in need through the provision of services and affordable goods in areas of need
  2. To support the financial sustainability of the Centre
  3. To raise the external profile of the SVP
  4. To build a National CSP Structure that is effective, sustainable and fit for growth, within the wider SVP
  5. Build a place to work that supports and invests in our staff and volunteers

The above list is not exhaustive and duties relevant to the post may be required from time to time. Variation may also occur to the duties, responsibilities and place of work at the request of your line manager without changing the general character of the post.

Salary: £17,500 - £19,500 pro rata

Hours: 30 hours over 5 days

Holidays:25 days per year pro rata

Closing Date : Monday 25th July

Interviews: 28th & 27th July

Download SVP Application Form here.

Please send completed Application Form tobookings@svp-tyne.org.uk

 

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Volunteer Opportunities (London SE17)

We are currently looking for volunteers to fulfil the following roles at our National Office based at Elephant & Castle, London.  We will reimburse your travel costs and pay for lunch up to £3.50.
 


Volunteer Database Assistant (London SE17)

We are currently looking for a Volunteer to assist the Database Officer based at our officers in Elephant & Castle - London

Maintaining a database of over 10,000 people can be a challenge.  The volunteer database assistant will help with the following:

Maintaining records
Entering new records
Making amendments
Making phone calls
Filing documents

If you can spare 2 to 3 days per week, please contact Teddy Curran for an application form.  Tel: 020 7703 3030 or E-mail: teddyc@svp.org.uk 

Expenses will be paid to cover your travel and lunch:  Travel up to £8 per day and Lunch up to £3.50.

Volunteer Office Assistant – Youth Department (London SE17)

Help young people to make a difference in society with their own charitable works, whilst gaining great experience in a third sector organisation.

Key tasks include:

  • Providing support in the day to day work of a large charity, in support of its various projects, which includes: answering phones, data input, filing, research, arranging meetings and general admin;
  • Planning, creating and implementing social media campaigns on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as emerging social platforms;
  • Assisting with Fundraising
  • Other ad hoc duties & office administration.

The position is for a minimum of 1 day a week and starts immediately with travel (£6 per day) and food (£3.50 per day) expenses paid, according to valid receipts. For more information download the following document:

Volunteer Office Assistant Youth Department Role Description

 

Design Volunteers (Publications) - London SE17

  • National Office, London (near Elephant & Castle tube station)
  • 2/3 days per week – 10.00am – 4.00pm
  • Remuneration: £6.00/day towards travel and up to £3.50/day towards lunch

To assist with the production of SVP publications, including:

  • Annual Report
  • Friends Newsletter
  • Staff Newsletter
  • Other leaflets, flyers and posters

It is necessary that applicants are able to use Quark and Photoshop.

Please contact Bryan Allen at bryana@svp.org.uk  for an application or for more information.


Volunteer Opportunities (UK-wide)
We are currently looking for volunteers to fulfill the following roles at locations throughout the country.

Community Shop Volunteers

  • Locations include: Leeds, Hallam, Manchester, Wirral, Tyne and London
  • Hours are flexible
  • Expenses / Tea & Coffee / Staff Discount in SVP shops

Shop volunteers of varying descriptions and skills are currently required at our Community Shops across the country. All aspects of work involved with running a busy Community Charity Shop including: sorting and pricing, stock preparation and replenishment, cash handling and serving customers, merchandising and display, etc.

Collection/Delivery Volunteers
  • Locations include: Leeds, Hallam, Manchester, Wirral, Tyne and London
  • Hours are flexible
  • Expenses / Tea & Coffee / Staff Discount in SVP shops

Collection and delivery volunteers are needed to assist the driver in collecting donations and delivering from the shop. 

Driver Volunteers
  • Locations include: Leeds, Hallam, Manchester, Wirral, Tyne and London
  • Hours are flexible
  • Expenses / Tea & Coffee / Staff Discount in SVP shops

Volunteer drivers are needed to cover and support the regular driver on the van, assist in offering weekend/evening collections and deliveries. Use of own car would be an advantage. 

Electrical Appliance Engineers & PAT Testers
  • Locations include: Leeds, Hallam, Manchester, Wirral, Tyne and London
  • Hours are flexible
  • Expenses / Tea & Coffee / Staff Discount in SVP shops

Electrical appliance engineers and PAT testers are needed to test and/or refurbish white goods and small electrical appliances prior to sale in the shop. 

All of the shop positions listed above are unpaid, but reasonable travel and lunch expenses will be reimbursed and tea and coffee provided as well as staff discount on items sold in the shops. Hours are flexible, with varying shift options, working around when volunteers are available to help. Full training is provided. To apply, email Tony Nolan at tonyn@svp.org.uk for further information.