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Volunteer Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,660 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 29th March 2024

  • Advertised from 18th March 2024
  • 17.5 hours per week. 2 years fixed term contract.
  • Pension: 3% contributory


About us

The Pavillion is a youth organisation that provides a safe and fun environment for children and young people in the Easterhouse area of Glasgow. We provide activities and life skills for the young people including sports, arts and crafts, drama workshops, volunteering opportunities, girls/boys issue based groupwork sessions, drug and alcohol workshops, mental health groupwork sessions, cooking and healthy living. We help reduce social isolation in the community and promote positive friendships and social skills in our young attendees. Our aim is to create, support and inspire the young people by providing them with opportunities, skills and activities.

We are a fast-paced and progressive organisation that aims to support children, young people, their families and the wider local community through the provision of positive activities and opportunities.

The Pavillion supports and serves its community by; continually striving towards an inclusive facility; being a progressive organisation that meets the needs of its community and being a knowledgeable and informed organisation.

We are a key member of Blairtummock & Rogerfield Partnership; a collaboration of local community based organisations schools, nurseries and the college. We work collaboratively to improve the life chances and opportunities for people living in the communities we serve. As a group of partners, we work across all ages which makes this opportunity exciting, innovative and forward thinking.

About the Project:

The 'Young Start Progressions' programme at 'The Pavilion' is a dynamic initiative aimed at empowering young individuals. Led by young people and supported by staff and volunteers, this project encompasses three key areas: assisting with primary-secondary school transitions, expanding volunteering opportunities, and enhancing pathways for personal and professional development.

Purpose of the Job:

The Volunteer Development Worker plays a pivotal role in delivering a programme of volunteering opportunities for young people involved in our clubs and programmes.

Their primary focus is to help participants attain recognized qualifications through volunteering and celebrate their achievements while creating pathways for their progression.

The Volunteer Development Worker will be a dynamic and confident people person, able to sensitively train and support volunteers throughout their journey with The Pavillion, as well as being able to recruit new volunteers and new volunteering opportunities.

The aim is:

  • To develop and inspire young people
  • To promote volunteering, attainment and progression opportunities for young people
  • To recognise and celebrate young people’s achievements and contributions as volunteers
  • Create pathways for young people to progress and experience new opportunities that help foster and develop their life skills

The Outcomes are:

  • Increased volunteering activities in a community setting
  • Increase leadership and mentoring within a community setting

Job Role:

We are seeking to appoint a Volunteer development worker for our Progressions programme. The Volunteer development worker will be able to train and support volunteers throughout their journey at The Pavillion, as well as being able to find, recruit and induct new volunteers as the charity continues to expand. The volunteer development worker will also seek volunteering opportunities outwith The Pavillion for volunteers wishing to expand their skill set.

The volunteer development worker will recruit and train volunteers and provide ongoing support, supervision and training. They will raise awareness and promote volunteering opportunities within The Pavillion and partner agencies.

Application notes

Application form is available for download below.

Complete all fields truthfully, completely and accurately; failure to do so could invalidate your application. Your form should be completed and submitted via email to Please use the same email address for any questions.

Please note that CVs are not accepted.

Deadline for submitting applications: Friday 29th March 2024, 5pm

Interviews will be arranged for start to mid April