Volunteer Co-ordinator

Theatre Royal Dumfries
Part Time
£19,000 pa pro rata for a 21 hrs week = £11,400pa Fixed term one year contract funded by an SCVO Adapt & Thrive grant.
21 hours a week

The Volunteer Co-ordinator role is designed to be developmental, catalysing the recruitment, retention, training, and pastoral care of our volunteer workforce, liaising with the Guild of Players Membership Secretary, FOH C0-ordinator, Master of the Guild, and Operations Manager.

Key tasks
• Collate information on the Guild of Players requirements for volunteer staff, including the maintenance of clear job descriptions for each role, liaising with the appropriate HODs.
• Devise and run active recruiting campaigns, co-ordinating any assistance required by Guild Members (eg giving talks to local organisations).
• Work with the Education & Youth Engagement Officer to increase the proportion of children and young people (up to age 25) in our volunteers.
• Network with other Arts, Third Sector, and Community organisations who support / use volunteers already, or whose members may be interested in joining us.
• Devise and undertake induction and training sessions on operating and safety procedures for the volunteer roles.
• Maintain the Volunteer handbook and other information.
• Contribute relevant content for the Website and social media in conjunction with the Marketing Officer.
• Oversee the production of a regular newsletter by the Guild of Players.
• Helping the Operations Manager to develop volunteer & paid staffing rotas.
• Attend internal meetings as required.
• Act as a mentor / undertake training for interns and students.
• Liaise with other staff / co-ordinators to facilitate social events for volunteers.
• Provide pastoral care for our volunteers and ensure communication of any problems to
• Act as one of the keyholders and duty managers to support hires.

Essential skills and experience
• Experience of working with volunteers.
• Good communication and presentation skills.
• Good interpersonal skills.
• Ability and experience of working as part of a team.
• Familiarity with local Third Sector organisations.
• basic IT skills including Microsoft Office Packages

Desirable skills and experience
• Experience of volunteer recruitment.
• Experience of delivering training.
• Experience of and passion for the Performing Arts.

Hours and leave
The post will involve occasional weekend and evening work. Additional hours will be required
during busy periods and may be redeemed as time off in lieu.
A PVG check will be completed for the successful applicant.

Please visit to download our application form and full job description: https://www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk/vacancies. Application forms are to be emailed to mark@theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk.