Location: Angel, Islington - Central London
Job Sector: Charity / NGO / Social Services / Non Profit
Period: 7 - 12 months
Remote Internship: Yes
Languages: English (Default)
Description: Are you passionate about Community Arts and wellbeing? Perhaps you have recently left work and have a little more time on your hands? Would you like to gain experience in a vibrant, creative environment? Are you keen to make a difference?Claremont Project is looking for a volunteer activities coordinator to join the team in their newly refurbished day centre. About us The Claremont Project is a pioneer of high quality services for older people and we have built an excellent reputation over many years. We are a Community Arts and wellbeing centre for people over the age of 55 based in Angel, Islington. We serve people from all walks of life and have 600+ attendances each week and over 35 classes and special events. We work in close partnership with other arts organisations such as Sadler’s Wells, Cubitt Gallery and the Royal College of Music. Our staff are extremely friendly, well trained and highly rated by those visiting us. Claremont is a very special place that gives people opportunities to shine and live happier, healthier, connected lives. The volunteer activities coordinator will be working closely with our Centre and Programme Manager in the development, coordination and facilitation of new classes to engage a higher percentage of male members. This is a new and exciting role which can be tailored to suit the right applicant. You are also welcome to join as a volunteer for our special events such as Friday concerts, parties, external trips and activities Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have: • A positive and approachable personality with a strong presence. You should enjoy meeting people and getting them involved in new activities. • A hands-on approach, keen to assist activities such as darts, vinyl club and handywork. • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong focus on membership engagement and outreach. • A resourceful problem solver who enjoys new challenges. • Strong organisational skills and the ability to multi-task. • Excellent written (preferable) and verbal communication skills, with good attention to detail. • Leadership skills (desired). • Ability to “think on the spot” and remain calm under pressure. • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (desired but not essential). CPD opportunities: In addition to general role-specific training and ongoing support, the activity volunteer will be offered free training courses in: • Health and safety at work • Safeguarding vulnerable adults • Mental health First aid • Relational practice How to apply: Please send your current CV with a covering letter specifying why you would like this position.