Project Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • Somerset, Uk
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • December 22, 2021
  • £Competitive

Project Co-ordinator

Somerset Sight is seeking a project co-ordinator to join our flagship Volunteer visiting and befriending service. This service is Somerset county wide.

The successful candidate will cover Mendip and the eastern area of South Somerset and will recruit new volunteers, assess needs of potential beneficiaries who wish to access the service, complete paperwork, and make successful introductions.  Each beneficiary is matched with their own regular volunteer and both parties supported throughout.

The service reduces isolation and loneliness and offers beneficiaries the opportunity to take trips out, socialise and have help with reading, correspondence and other useful tasks.

This is a home based role, and varied and interesting. The candidate will be required to attend meetings in Taunton, and regularly travel in the area to interview and assess new beneficiaries, volunteers and support throughout as part of a small team.


You will be self- motivated and a team player, energetic, enthusiastic, focused and results driven. You will have excellent communication and people management skills and be a proven motivator of people. You will understand how to effectively work within agreed boundaries and manage volunteers to do the same.

You will have demonstrable experience in managing people and overcoming challenging situations that arise. You will be able to assess needs of beneficiaries and their families, and will enjoy supporting both beneficiaries and volunteers. You will be IT literate, have experience of a CRM systems, report writing and know how to keep accurate records.

You will be conscientious and will possess a hard-working, positive attitude and will have a proactive approach to problem solving and ability to manage your own workload and use initiative. You will be flexible and may have to work occasional weekends and evenings and will be committed to working for a not for profit organisation and all that it involves. You will be a competent driver, with a clean current driving licence, able to find obscure locations.

This is a part time role initially 30 hours a week with potential to increase. Competitive salary. Home working or office based considered.

Please forward your CV and covering letter giving details of your expertise in managing people, your ability and experience in assessing needs, why you wish to work for Somerset Sight and why you feel you would be appropriate for this role.

Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to close the vacancy at short notice. Please apply as soon as possible

If you would like to discuss the role prior to making an application please call Jackie on 01823 333818.

The organisation:

Somerset Sight works in partnership to deliver effective practical and emotional support for people with sight loss across the whole county. Our role is to provide support to enable people with sight loss to adapt, remain independent and live a full and active life.

We have recently been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of the impact we make in the local community. We worked throughout the pandemic within Government guidelines and no member of staff was furloughed.

Apply today for the Project Co-ordinator position!

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