We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic individual to join our team in Easton. This individual will help us recruit new local volunteers, connect these to community clubs and promote ‘Team100 Easton throughout our wonderful community.
Location: Remote working based in Easton with occasional travel to meetings around Bristol. Use of Easton Business Centre office (BS5 0HE) available, if required
Payment: £3,600 per year – £300 per month when invoiced
Hours: equivalent to 1 day per week. This is very flexible and can work around childcare and other commitments. Will require some weekend and evening work
Duration: A fixed 12-month role with a view to extending for another 12 months.
Reports to: Access Sport Volunteer Coordinator
Start date: As soon as possible.
About Access Sport
Access Sport CIO is a charity that is dedicated to enhancing the life prospects of disadvantaged young people and those from marginalised groups by providing opportunities to experience and enjoy the power of sport. We do this by building thriving community sports clubs, led by inspirational volunteers, in the most disadvantaged urban areas. These clubs provide life-changing opportunities for local, vulnerable people, whilst creating a lasting, locally-owned community resource. Access Sport’s unique New Model Club methodology has won multiple awards including the national BT Sports Industry Award for Community Programme of the Year 2015.
Access Sport’s Team100 Volunteering project is a 3-year project funded by Sport England, aiming to engage volunteers in 3 locations in London and Bristol. The three locations are all in the 20% most deprived areas of the country and the project is designed to engage underrepresented groups in new volunteering opportunities.
The objectives of the project are to;
• Empower local people to help get their community active
• Increase the number of people volunteering locally by providing a diverse range of volunteering opportunities
• Support local community clubs by providing volunteers who can assist the growth of the clubs
• Create self-sustaining volunteer groups that can continue beyond the end of the 3-year project
Team100 is all about bringing diverse people together. Sports clubs and physical activity groups don’t just need volunteer coaches. We will support them by recruiting new volunteers in roles such as admin, finance, session support, social media, marketing and more. These opportunities are flexible, so local people can support the community from home, work or out in the field. Each Team100 is supported by a local leadership team of community organisations, to provide support and help the project grow.
Databases and websites will be created to help connect volunteers both to each other and to volunteering opportunities, offering a ‘shop window’ of roles available. On top of the digital community, there will be
rewards and ‘Celebration events’ to bring volunteers together.
Team100 Easton aims to support community sport/physical activity groups by recruiting and retaining a diverse yet representative volunteer workforce with a specific focus on engaging members of local BAME communities and disabled people.
- Provide local knowledge and on-the-ground support for the Volunteer Coordinator.
o Liaise with local sports clubs to identify a range of roles within their club for new volunteers
o Use Can Do Bristol to upload volunteer opportunities
o Ensure roles are appropriate for target audience
o Ensuring that the volunteer has a positive experience and opportunities to develop through
o Build relationships with community leaders and organisations
- Match up Team100 volunteers to suitable roles in their community
o Create a community of volunteers connected to each other
o Support with ‘Celebration events’ to bring Team100 together
o Ensure that Team100 Easton roles are inclusive, supporting those with additional needs.
- Support local leadership group and attend meetings to feed back about the on the ground progress
- Promote Team100 locally
o Identify local leaders to engage
o Promote opportunities widely in the local community
o Use online platforms (Facebook, twitter etc)
- Supporting with monitoring & evaluation as required by Access Sport. As a minimum this will
include a registration form for every new volunteer and surveys every six months.
- Assisting and supporting local campaigns
Person Specification: Essential /Desirable
Live in and around Easton, with good local knowledge of the community E
Competent at using Microsoft Office (word, excel) E
Confident on social media (Twitter & Facebook) E
Friendly, excellent communication skills and enjoy building relationships E
Be able to manage risks and flag any issues to Volunteer Coordinator when necessary E
Experience in sport or sport development D
Feel confident working with disabled people D
Currently working in the Bristol community development sector D
Application deadline: 5pm 23.08.2019
At least 2 references will be required. These can be from work or volunteer positions
If you are unsure whether this role is for you, we’d like to hear from you. Please call/email Jake for a chat about whether this role is for you