This rewarding position involves assessing and meeting the organisation's needs through the recruitment, training, placement and retention of volunteers.

We are looking for an organised, motivated individual to join our team. The position is a part-time position of 20 hours per week, based in Invercargill.

You will be responsible for ensuring that staff working with volunteers are well informed and resourced to sustain effective working relationships. You will manage day-to-day matters arising from volunteer activities, in conjunction with operational staff. You will require an empathetic approach to understanding the needs of volunteers. There will be travel required at times within the region.

Working for the Cancer Society, you will enjoy:

  • The ability to identify opportunities and achieve goals.
  • Working with established teams of long-term volunteers.
  • A strong positive team environment.
  • Support from our main offices in Dunedin and Invercargill.

We would love to hear from you if you:

  • Have skills and experience in developing and leading volunteers or staff.
  • Experience in events.
  • Have facilitation or training skills.
  • Have good oral and written communication skills.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills, to deal with a diverse range of people.
  • Have sound administration and IT skills (including Word and Excel and Volunteering Management Systems)
  • Are able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Are connected to the Invercargill and Southland Community

Some things you should know about the Cancer Society:

  • We are a local independent organisation that relies on funds raised by our community.
  • Our mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer for all New Zealanders.
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi is foundational to our work, and reducing cancer inequities is a priority for us, especially for Māori.
  • We have staff based in communities across Otago and Southland providing Supportive Care services and delivering Health Promotion programmes that reduce cancer risk.

Position description

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To apply

Please email your CV and a covering letter to Charlotte Molloy no later than 3 December 2021

Charlotte Molloy

For more information

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Charlotte Molloy

Charlotte Molloy
Last updated: November 17, 2021