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Volunteering Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,000
  • Flexible Location - Hybrid, (mostly home working with some travel across UK when necessary, including the Leicester office)
  • Closing 29th March 2023

  • Advertised from 8th March 2023
  • 36hrs per week. Permanent


Home-Start UK is the leading family charity with trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children in communities across the UK. We are an umbrella organisation of circa 55 staff that works closely with our network of 184 local Home-Starts.

We recognise that being a parent has never been easy. Every Home-Start volunteer is trained to work alongside parents to overcome the challenges they are facing. We work with parents to build on their strengths and give them the support that they tell us they need. We offer no judgement – just compassionate, confidential help and expert support. This peer-to-peer support is key to the difference Home-Start makes and often our volunteers have lived experience of the challenges their families are facing themselves.


We are seeking a colleague who will bring both experience of and passion for volunteering and creating the best experience for those who volunteer with us. Someone who understands the importance of good volunteering practice and who can help translate evidence from various sources into meaningful development resources and activities that will enhance our role as a leading voluntary organisation.

To be successful as our Volunteering Development Officer, you will have coordinated volunteering activity and perhaps the development of volunteer guidance, process, policy and/or resources. You will thrive on working with others in multiple roles across our federation and learning from others’ experiences. You will be organised, flexible and a great communicator, willing to participate in related volunteering campaigns and project opportunities as they arise.

The role presents a significant opportunity for the successful candidate to contribute to our ambitions for volunteering across the UK.

Application notes

If this sounds like your type of challenge, please visit our website to download the candidate information pack.

To apply, please submit an up to date CV, together with a supporting statement (no more than 2 A4 page) outlining why you believe you are a match for Home-Start and this role. Send by email to and include “Volunteering Development Officer” and your name in the subject line.

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Wednesday 29th March.

Successful candidates shortlisted will be sent an activity brief and interview questions in advance so that they may fully prepare.

As part of any recruitment process, Home-Start UK collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide data to Home-Start UK during the recruitment process. However, if you do not provide the information, we may not be able to process your application properly or at all. For further information please refer to the Home-Start UK Job Applicant Privacy Notice here

Home-Start UK, a charitable company limited by guarantee. Company No. 5382181. Charity No. in England and Wales 1108837 and in Scotland SC039172. Registered Office: 4th Floor, Arnhem House, 31 Waterloo Way, Leicester, LE16LP

Home-Start is committed to Equality of Opportunity and Diversity. We wish to encourage applications from all parts of the community irrespective of gender, race, colour, age, sexual orientation or disability. Appointments will be based on merit, following an open and clear selection process.