Recruitment: PBC Seeks Freelance Training & Volunteer Coordinator

PBC is seeking a freelance Training and Volunteer Coordinator

Pro Bono Community is looking for a freelance Training and Volunteer Coordinator providing occasional support to help us run projects aimed at improving the amount and quality of access to justice by training law students and others and then placing them to work as volunteers at Law Centres and advice agencies.

Pro Bono Community is a registered charity that has developed specialised training programmes for students, trainees and lawyers specialising in the practical skills involved in delivering free legal advice and areas of social welfare law. In conjunction with the training, the charity coordinates volunteering placements at Law Centres and other advice agencies.

The Training and Volunteer Coordinator will report to the Director and work alongside another coordinator to undertake work supporting the charity’s activities with a focus on recruiting and training students, trainees and lawyers and then coordinating volunteering placements for them at Law Centres and advice agencies.

This is a freelance role which we anticipate will involve working one to three days a week until the end of the year although the charity expects to be appointing a permananent coordinator in early 2022 and the person appointed will be welcome to apply for such a position if it arises. The role will include working some Saturdays. The charity is seeking to appoint someone with knowledge of training and the advice sector and/or experience in a similar role. The position will be paid at the rate of £15 per hour. The role will involve working from home initially although, in the longer term, the charity may move into new offices in London.

 Responsibilities

Training administration

  • Producing and printing publicity and training materials
  • Maintaining databases, websites, social media and other tools
  • Dealing with enquiries
  • Organising the location and timetabling of training programmes
  • Liaising with trainers and others to facilitate training
  • Attending training programmes and assessments where necessary
  • Keeping attendance records
  • Monitoring development of the training content and facilitating discussions between stakeholders/authors

Volunteer coordination

  • Arranging volunteer placements with advice agencies
  • Designing and implementing rotas for volunteering
  • Managing PBC’s online volunteer portal and volunteer activity logs
  • Monitoring attendance and feedback
  • Reacting to problems arising from attendance and other issues
  • Dealing with volunteer enquiries
  • Liaising with advice agencies on volunteers’ performance
  • Dealing with enquiries from advice agencies

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Assisting advice agencies to evaluate volunteers’ impact through focus groups, surveys and other research tools
  • Collating and analysing data
  • Coordinating monitoring and evaluation reporting
  • Designing and implementing monitoring and feedback tools
  • Reviewing and revising monitoring and evaluation processes

 Partnership management

  • Working with the Director to:
    •  develop and maintain productive relationships with Law Centres, advice agencies, universities, law firms and other stakeholders
    • Identify and source partnership opportunities
    • Explore new ways of working with partners

 

Competencies

Essential

  • Administrative experience in the legal, educational or voluntary sectors
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • IT skills
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Very good internal and external stakeholder management skills
  • Problem solving
  • Ability to identify areas for improvement in processes and policies
  • Ability to be flexible and assist with different aspects of the project as necessary
  • Use of initiative

Desirable

  • Legal background
  • Knowledge of or experience in the free legal advice sector
  • Knowledge of or experience in the training/HE sector
  • Knowledge of digital training and communications tools

If you wish to apply for this position please send a covering letter and CV by email to Bill Skirrow at bill@probonocommunity.org.uk.

www.probonocommunity.org.uk