Job Vacancy – Service & Volunteer Development Officer

Service & Volunteer Development Officer

About Cancer Support Scotland:

For more than forty years, Cancer Support Scotland have helped people live well with cancer. Our purpose has always been to improve the wellbeing of those affected by cancer.

We are here for anyone affected by cancer, whether they are a person with cancer, a carer or loved one. Our wellbeing services range from professional one-to-one and digital counselling, stress management, ‘HereForYou’ phone calls and self-help tools, to simply offering a tranquil place to collect your thoughts with a cup of tea.

In the last year Cancer Support Scotland has offered over 7,000 appointments and demand for our services is continuing to rise.

The Post:

We are looking for an exceptional Service & Volunteer Development Officer to take up the post supporting our ‘Coping with Change’ Stress Management & ‘Here for You’ Befriending Service, focused on expanding and developing both programmes to best meet the needs of people affected by cancer. In this role you will be highly proactive, empathetic and driven to support our services through:   

  • Development and coordination of Peer Support Groups; supporting the Coping with Change programme participants to set up, facilitate and maintain their own Peer Support Groups. Offering support, signposting and referrals where appropriate.  
  • Development, recruitment, training and support the Coping with Change & ‘Here for You’ volunteers, providing opportunities for those we support to participate in service development and delivery. 
  • Taking part in networking opportunities including reaching out to local communities, businesses and groups helping Cancer Support Scotland reach people affected by cancer. 
  • Opportunities to support improvement in our long-term evaluation methods for both services. 

You will report to the Service Manager, working closely with the Wellbeing Facilitators, ‘Here for You’ Befriender Volunteers and those we support to deliver a highly effective Coping with Change and befriending service to help more people live well with cancer.  

This post is generously part funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.  

Full Job Description; Service & Volunteer Development Officer

Closing Date; noon Wednesday 26th October 2022

Interview Date; week commencing 31st  October 2022 at The Calman Centre, 75 Shelley Road, Glasgow, G12 0ZE

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