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Mental Health Befriending Project Manager

Working hours: 30 hours a week 
Salary: c.£24k per annum pro rata (based on a 37 hour working week)
1 year fixed term contract (every effort to will be made to further fund this post after the initial 12 month period)

VASL is a local charity based in Market Harborough, providing a range of projects and services across the Harborough District and the wider Leicestershire area, improving lives in our community.

We currently have a vacancy for an experienced Volunteer Manager for our new Mental Health Befriending Project. The project is aimed at matching volunteers with, primarily young adults who have been identified as experiencing depression, anxiety, stress and other conditions that have led them to becoming lonely and isolated. You will work closely with VASL’s other projects and services, particularly our My Mind Matters project.

We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about the value of volunteers and the difference they make in our community.

To be considered for this role you will need significant proven experience in the field of volunteer management together with a knowledge and understanding of mental health issues. You must also be able to demonstrate experience of managing safeguarding and risk, and be an effective decision maker and leader.

The post of Mental Health Befriending Manager is a ‘hands-on’ role and you will be responsible for the development, management and supervision of a team of befriending volunteers. You will manage and process the referrals and match with suitable volunteers. Mental Health Befriending relationships will be carried out via, telephone, email, text and video calls.

You must be able to promote, publicise and liaise with professionals, and be confident in giving talks and presentations. Experience in report writing, presenting statistics, and accurate and timely recording of monitoring information for the VASL Board and project funders is essential. If you are interested in the above opportunity, then please contact for an application pack.
The closing date is the 16th April, with interviews W/C 19th April.

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