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  • FVA - Befriending Coordinator

    Created: 17/05/2024
    News/Events Category: Job Vacancies

    Post: Befriending Coordinator 
    Reporting to: Head of Volunteering Development 
    Hours: 25 per week 
    Salary: £29,000 per annum pro rata, plus 8% pension (with the organisation contributing 7%) 
    Location: Kirkcaldy, with the option for some home-working by agreement


    The postholder will coordinate Fife Voluntary Action’s Befriending Project including recruiting, selecting, training and supporting volunteers to deliver befriending services, and assess potential service users in line with referral criteria. You'll also coordinate quality befriending matches and support the Head of Volunteering Development in reporting and evaluation. 

    About You 

    • Relevant professional qualification and/or proven relevant community development experience
    • Previous practical experience of coordinating Befriending services or working in a similar role
    • Previous experience of working with, and supporting, volunteers
    • An excellent understanding of the needs and motivations of volunteers and the ability to motivate others
    • Demonstrable relationship building skills and networking abilities
    • Knowledge of best practice in all issues relating to volunteer management
    • Experience of delivering presentations to a diverse range of audiences e.g. customers, professionals and other stakeholders
    • A proven capacity to manage a diverse workload and prioritise effectively to meet deadlines
    • A sensitive and professional approach towards volunteers with multiple issues and challenges in their lives
    • Willingness to learn, work as part of a team and to help others
    • Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, numeracy and ICT skills
    • Efficient, self-motivated, and proactive, with good organisational skills


    FVA offers a wide range of staff benefits including 8% pension (7% employer, 1% employee), 37 days' annual leave pro rata (including 5 fixed public holidays), flexible working practices, free parking (Dunfermline office involves a short walk though), Perkbox membership, discounted gym membership, and salary sacrifice scheme for electric vehicles. 

    Click here to read all of the benefits.

    How To Apply 

    Click here for the full job description.

    Please read the guidance document before completing the application form. 

    Complete the application form and e-mail it to [email protected]

    The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 09 June 2024. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 19 June 2024.

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