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Senior Volunteering & Community Officer - Bridport

The National Trust
Bridport, Dorset
10,733 pa
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Senior Volunteering & Community Officer - Bridport


We're looking for a Senior Volunteering & Community Officer to join the team at North & West Dorset. If you have experience in volunteer management and engagement then we'd like to hear from you.

What it's like to work here

We are an energetic and committed team who look after one of the most complex and varied mix of special places in the National Trust, with 33 different sites in our care.

You’ll be joining the team at a hugely exciting time as we embark on a programme of largescale habitat restoration, tree establishment and as we actively explore opportunities to deliver more for nature on our land in North & West Dorset.

You’ll need to draw on your enthusiasm and great attitude to play your part and help motivate, inspire and empower people to join in with us. You'll make a difference everyday to history, nature and wildlife in Dorset. 

What you'll be doing

You'll form part of the Property Leadership Team, working alongside the Properties Senior Volunteering & Community Officer to take strategic lead for Countryside volunteering on the portfolio and to deliver our vision for Countryside volunteering and engagement. You'll be working collaboratively to lead and organise the portfolio volunteer social calendar and events.

You’ll be supporting Volunteer Managers in our Ranger, Welcome Services and Lyme Regis Shop teams, with new roles, recruitment and volunteer management. Your work will increase the confidence and capability of others whilst creating a collective, flexible and inclusive environment for existing & future volunteers, communities and partners.

Fostering closer relationships and partnerships with our local communities, you’ll support our ambition to grow the involvement of new audiences in our work and help to bring people and communities with us. 

Who we're looking for

To deliver this role successfully, you'll need: 
  • an understanding and good practice of volunteer management
  • an understanding of good practice in community engagement and involvement, as well as broader participation and partnership working
  • practical and successful experience of developing and implementing new products and approaches to volunteers
  • excellent organisational and planning skills
  • the ability to coach and support those managing, supervising and working alongside volunteers and community partners
  • strong communication skills

The package

The National Trust has the motto ‘For everyone, for ever’ at its heart. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

• Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary

• Free entry to National Trust places for you, a guest and your children (under 18)

• Tax-free childcare scheme

• Rental deposit loan scheme

• Season ticket loan

• EV car lease scheme 

• Perks at work discounts such as gym memberships, shopping discount codes, cinema discounts

• Holiday allowance up to 32 days relating to length of service, plus holiday purchase scheme, subject to meeting minimum criteria.

• Flexible working whenever possible

• Employee assistance programme

• Free parking at most Trust places

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.


The National Trust is committed to promoting and preserving those places of natural beauty and historic interest for which it has the privilege to be responsible for the benefit of the nation, for everyone for ever.

The Trust is proud of what has been achieved over the last 126 years and is determined to maintain those high standards of conservation, stewardship and curatorial care for which it has been recognised throughout the world.

Its achievements have enabled the general public and the Trust’s members and visitors to enjoy and appreciate the countryside, coastline, gardens, historic buildings and collections, all of which encapsulate so much of the history of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. There is a duty to tell that history in a complete, balanced and accurate way, and without judgement.

The National Trust continues as a guardian of the past, and for the future, to uphold its duty to maintain and enhance what has been entrusted to its care.

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