Milton Keynes Museum hiring for new 'Volunteer Support and Recruitment Officer'

    Milton Keynes Museum is searching for new recruits to join their team full time.

    Milton Keynes Museum is currently undergoing a £7.3 million expansion project with over £5 million coming from Milton Keynes Council and the rest being sought from other funders.

    This expansion is producing new and exciting opportunities for more people to be involved with and support the Museum.

    Currently, the Museum is looking for someone who desires a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of the volunteer recruitment, development and training aspects of this project, making a difference at a key time in their plans moving forward.

    Explaining the role in more detail, a spokesperson for Milton Keynes Museum said: "Would you like to work for us? Or do you know someone who is looking for a new challenge?

    "The Volunteer Support Officer will produce a recruitment strategy, including priorities for implementation. Assessing how the volunteer workforce has been affected by the pandemic and overcoming the additional challenges this presents will be one of the first priorities.

    "The Officer will undertake targeted recruitment, oversee a relevant induction and training programme and provide ongoing development and support. The volunteers work in teams with the team leaders forming the management group that meets formally every 2 weeks. The Volunteer Support and Recruitment Officer would work with the team leaders.

    "The Museum aims to retain volunteers at the heart of its operation as they provide an important link to the community and contribute over £0.3m of work annually. The Museum relies on the time, skills and energy donated by volunteers to maintain a high-quality visitor experience.

    "As such, this role requires a keen understanding of the unique role of volunteers at Milton Keynes Museum and a well-developed ability to engage, motivate and manage this key group of people. 

    "The post would suit an experienced person who can work well with an established volunteer structure, while also having the expertise and confidence to introduce new approaches and ideas."

    The ideal candidate is described as having:

    • 3-5 years’ experience in volunteer recruitment, training and management
    • Knowledge of front-of-house and visitor experience training.
    • H&S and First Aid qualifications 
    • Administrative experience with a high level of computer literacy
    • Ability to work flexible hours. 
    • Experience of developing work experience initiatives with education providers
    • Knowledge of Milton Keynes

    The role pays £26,000 per annum and requires 37.5 hours of work per week, including some evening and weekend shifts.

    For more information about the role and to apply yourself, please click here.

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