Volunteer Co-ordinator

Organisation: National Museums Scotland

Salary: £28,332 – £30,419

Location: Edinburgh

Salary: £28,332 – £30,419
Hours: 37 hours per week | | Monday – Friday
Location: National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh
Closing Date: 15/04/2024

National Museums Scotland is one of the leading museum groups in Europe with one of the largest and most diverse collections in the world.

We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate, service-driven individuals to join our People team.

Benefits of joining us as our Volunteer Co-ordinator will include:

Annually alongside your salary of £28,332 – £30,419, National Museums Scotland contributes £8,207 – £8,812 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Pension Scheme
A generous annual leave of 28.5 days – rising to 33.5 after 5 years plus an additional 8 paid days public holidays
Cycle to Work scheme
Free access to national (and international) museums and exhibitions
Exclusive discounts on both local and national High Street and online retailers
A range of wellbeing benefits including Employee Assistance Programme 24/7
Flexible working options such as hybrid working, part time working, paid special leave, career breaks and unpaid leave
Access to all the above and more from day one of employment.
About the Volunteer Co-ordinator role:

As our Volunteer Co-ordinator, you will play a key role in working with our passionate community of volunteers towards our strategic plan. You’ll be the driving force behind the recruitment, policy and guidance, and coordination of volunteers for all our locations, ensuring that every volunteer feels valued, supported, and invested in our organisation and its values.

As a Volunteer Co-ordinator at National Museums Scotland you will:

Organise, support and promote the use of volunteers throughout National Museums
Develop policies on the recruitment, retention, development and use of volunteers
Establish volunteer training and development programmes
Provide support and guidance in terms of establishing suitable areas of work, recruiting volunteers and ensuring appropriate line management
Monitor and evaluate the involvement of volunteers across the organisation
Organise volunteer conferences and celebration events.
Skills and experience we’re looking for in our Volunteer Co-ordinator:

Relevant volunteer qualifications (EG PDA in volunteering management) or relevant experience in a similar role
Strategy and policy development within public sector organisations
Experience of recruiting and training volunteers
Understanding and implementing legislation relating to volunteers
Hiring the right person for the right job is everything to us. We want to encourage you to apply if you think this is the role for you.

Please be sure to view our recruitment pack for this role (available on our careers website: for full details of the position that may help with your application.

The closing date for applying is 15 April 2024. The Selection Event is likely to be held week commencing 22 April 2024.

Application Deadline: Monday 15/04/2024