Coram, the UK’s oldest children’s charity, is launching a major new heritage programme, Voices Through Time: the story of care, and needs an enthusiastic, skilled team to drive it forward. Coram’s archive is extensive, fascinating and sadly, because of its age, deteriorating. Recognising this, and the archive’s importance to the nation, the National Lottery Heritage Fund has made a four-year grant to enable us to
digitise and transcribe a major portion of the archive;
promote our heritage content online;
match creative partners with care-experienced and looked-after young people in a series of arts projects;
develop a suite of resources based on these activities, to reach out to others; and
challenge the misconceptions of care by showcasing young people’s talents and ambitions.
We are now looking to build a team to deliver this project and are looking for individuals who are passionate about young people’s progression as well as, of course, heritage and history.
About the role
The Volunteer Coordinator will establish the Story of Care volunteering programme, recruiting and supporting volunteers in a range roles, including remote volunteering. Experience managing volunteers is essential, as is first-rate communication (at all levels), flexibility and attention to detail.
The post holder will report to the Programme Manager – The Story Centre. The role will involve close liaison with the Archivist, Youth Engagement Coordinator and other partners to ensure a valuable and meaningful experience for those involved.
For more information about the main duties and responsibilities of this role please refer to the job description and person specification.
Closing date: 9am, Friday 28th February 2020
Interview date: Monday 9th March 2020
Coram is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Registered Charity No. 312278.