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Volunteer Coordinator Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • £23,814 – £25,547
  • Edinburgh and remote
  • Closing 31st January 2022

  • Advertised from 19th January 2022
  • 37.5 hours per week


People are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Day-by-day, person-to-person, we tailor what we offer to what people need. We’re here to provide consistent, friendly and informed support so that people can explore options and take ‘the next step’ towards a positive future. We welcome people to our team with a wide range of skills and experiences – including those who have lived through homelessness.

To make a difference we need to work flexibly, with everyday leadership, humour and a ‘can do’ spirit. We want to make it easy, make it right, and make it happen – not only for the people we support, but also for each other. Our #OneTeam ethos is core to who we are, and it means caring for and supporting each other regardless of our role, service or location. This is how we roll. We want people who share these values to join us and become a part of the Simon Community Scotland family.

Job Summary

You must be a self starter who can work on your own initiative; motivate and inspire others; drive creative solutions in managing resources and logistics; and implement innovative volunteer programmes for the benefit of people who need our support.

Job Purpose

We want to transform people’s lives. We want people to be optimistic, confident, excited, in good health, forward looking, have access to resources and to have fun. To deliver this ambition, we have a great team across the country working directly with people who are homeless, or are at risk of homelessness, with all of us wanting to do more to support them. We believe there is a huge untapped group of potential; with individuals and organisations who want to give their time, their talent and their expertise to something they feel is worthwhile. We believe the opportunities to connect people who access our services, volunteers and staff can bring about mutual benefit, new experiences, improved outcomes and greater social cohesion.

The person taking up this post will be at the forefront of our strategy to engage volunteers across all of our services in the East of Scotland.

Our Volunteer Coordinator role is ideal for someone who can galvanise the support of the public, build positive relationships and partnerships, lead projects and initiatives, and crucially, build a volunteering programme that brings genuine value to the organisation and a fantastic experience for our volunteers.

Please download the Job Description below for further details about the role.

Application notes

CLOSING DATE: Monday 31 January 2022

INTERVIEW DATE: Early February 2022

Completed applications to be emailed to