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Volunteer with the Cabinet Office!

ARU have an exclusive volunteering opportunity with the Cabinet Office. Apply quickly to avoid missing out!

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ARUSU's Volunteering Service have an exclusive volunteering opportunity for Anglia Ruskin Students.

The Cabinet Office is looking for a volunteer to be their Regional Team Leader for East Anglia. The Team Leader will lead a group of Young Community Leaders to find outstanding volunteers in the East Anglia region, whose service should be recognised and whose stories can be shared to inspire others to volunteer.

At the end of the programme groups will be invited to present on their volunteering work at 10 Downing Street.

If you are interested in applying, please e-mail Eleanor Healy eleanor.healy@cabinetoffice.gov.uk with the following information before the closing deadline of 9th October:

- Full name

- Contact number

- University and degree

- Details of relevant experience

 

The full role description can be found below:

 

REGIONAL TEAM LEADER

PURPOSE

To lead a group of Young Community Leaders to find outstanding volunteers in communities across the UK, whose service should be recognised and whose stories can be shared to inspire others to volunteer.

 

STRUCTURE

Cabinet Office programme running from October 2015 – July 2016, facilitated by Step up to Serve

Regional Team Leaders will manage teams of 6-8 ‘Young Community Leaders’, aged 16-18 years, in each of the regions and nations across the UK. Young Community Leaders will be nominated by organisations that are part of the Step up to Serve network (ie NCS, Scouts, Guides etc)

Young Community Leaders will be tasked with researching and writing up case studies on outstanding volunteers in their communities. Case studies must demonstrate how individuals have made a significant impact through innovative volunteering and inspired others to volunteer.  They will also take part in volunteering activity with one of the volunteers they identify to help increase their impact.

At the end of the programme groups will be invited to present on their volunteering work in 10 Downing Street.

Regional Team Leaders will be responsible for managing their regional teams of Young Community Leaders and will report directly into the central Cabinet Office contact.

 

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Regional Team Leaders must be able to attend two meetings in London at the beginning and end of the programme in the Cabinet Office and 10 Downing Street. Travel expenses can be reimbursed, within reason, for these two trips
  • Regional Team Leaders will act as the main point of contact for their regional teams, providing day-to-day support in their work to identify and write case studies on outstanding volunteers (anticipated time commitment 1-2 hours per week)
  • Regional Team Leaders will arrange and coordinate three meetings/ workshops with their regional team during the year on University campuses
  • Each regional team will be asked to select one of their case studies to volunteer with during the course of the programme. Regional Team Leaders will need to coordinate and lead this effort
  • Each regional team will be asked to give a presentation at the end of the programme on their case studies and their own volunteering experiences.  Regional Team Leaders will help the team to create and practice their presentation
  • Regional Team Leaders will need to keep regional teams engaged and motivated throughout the programme.
  • A dedicated Cabinet Office contact will be available throughout the programme to provide support and advice to the Regional Team Leaders.

 

 

photo credit: Downing Street aka Denis Thorpe #dailyshoot #streetnames via photopin (license)

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