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We have been working with our partner groups and organisations for many years and our volunteers worldwide currently contribute over 40,000 volunteer hours per week.

We value a diverse workforce and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

All vacancies with Lattitude Global Volunteering are advertised on this website and are regularly updated on a post-by-post basis.

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In-Country Positions

Part-Time UK Programme Coordinator Programme Coordinator at Orientation

Job Description:

Title: 

Lattitude Global Volunteering Part-time Programme Coordinator

Location:  

Flexible:  Home/flexible/remote working (ideally based in Scotland)

Relationships:

Responsible to the Regional Director

Starting salary:  

£23,345 per annum (pro rata): £12.83/hr

Hours:  

Part time 21 hours per week (ideally Monday to Friday, with the flexibility to work more hours in term time and less during school holidays; a combination of hours / leave can be discussed)

Holidays:  

25 days plus bank holidays (pro rata)

Contract:  

Permanent

Start Date:

Immediate (as soon as possible)

Job Purpose:

This is an interesting and varied role for a self-motivated, independent professional to work remotely to develop and support Lattitude’s work in Scotland generally (ideally based in Edinburgh specifically), as well as contributing to Lattitude’s wider programme in the UK.  The role has three main components:

  • Assisting with the promotion of international volunteering opportunities through Lattitude to the UK audience, specifically in an agreed region/location
  • Developing new and exciting volunteering opportunities through partnership engagement in the defined location
  • Supporting young people from different nationalities at different stages of their Lattitude journey, from application to programme completion in the UK.

Programme Coordinator with Volunteers

Background:

Lattitude Global Volunteering, an international youth development charity established in 1972, (read more about Lattitude’s history) arranges and supports overseas volunteering opportunities for young people aged from 17, worldwide.  We are a UK charity with registration in Scotland.

The traditional programme offers young people the opportunity to volunteer abroad from 3 to 12 months. Placements include schools/teaching, outdoor education, health and social care, environment, sport and community development (check out our range of programmes).  Countries include Ecuador, Argentina, Canada, Poland, Spain, Ghana, Vietnam,  Japan, Fiji, New Zealand and Australia (see more here: International Placements)VolunteerOverseas

The UK has always been the most popular destination in our portfolio with almost 200 volunteers from a range of nationalities completing placements throughout the UK, including Scotland.

International Volunteers at UK Orientation

 

More recently Lattitude has been piloting shorter term placements.  The organisation has been developing a new and innovative ‘Action Project’ approach for international volunteers to make a valuable contribution in sectors that include not-for-profit, education and health, through shorter term 2 – 12 week placements.  Europe will be the main focus for this new approach with other parts of the world learning from the Europe experience and setting up similar Action Projects.

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This new approach fits with the organisation’s structural change.  This involves moving from country offices in fixed location for all staff to an ‘office-free’ culture with staff working from home/remotely in key locations around that country.  In the UK, the charity’s Head Office has been in Reading and the new vision is to have region visibility in key areas which would include, for example, London and Edinburgh.

This role provides an ideal opportunity for an experienced professional to work from home in a flexible way to fit around other personal and/or professional responsibilities, while also being an active member of a small UK team and much wider international team.  The role could also accommodate a number of school holidays, if required, subject to agreement.

Areas of responsibilities:

  • Attend an agreed number of promotional events in the local area and develop relationships with key schools, colleges and universities for recruitment purposes.
  • Coordinate the processes and support for volunteers from application to being placed for a caseload of volunteers coming to the UK.
  • Participate in London Orientation for volunteers coming to the UK/Ireland.
  • Liaise with UK/Ireland placement Hosts, helping to ensure full programme compliance and acting as key coordinator for support to volunteers once in the UK/Ireland.
  • Coordinate a small team of volunteer staff around the UK.
  • Support the flow of information between relevant staff, volunteers and external organisations in accordance with rules and protocols.
  • Contribute towards the development of the UK programme, particularly in Scotland
  • Undertake other duties and responsibilities as appropriate

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As part of a small team, the UK Programme Coordinator must be prepared to work flexibly to achieve the aims and objectives of the programme.  This may mean working outside standard office hours and away from home at times and taking on additional responsibilities as assigned by line manager, including providing cover for staff absences.  All staff members need to be proactive in monitoring and reviewing how we work and what we achieve and share their learning in order to support the organisation’s continuous improvement.

Person Specification:

This role could suit an individual from a wide range of career backgrounds with relevant transferable skills.  This Person Specification serves as an important guide but we would not want it to limit potential applicants.

Essential:

  • Demonstrable interest in and knowledge of working with young people and their welfare
  • Ability to manage and prioritise workloads independently to meet deadlines
  • Sound organisational and administrative skills with high level of accuracy and speed of working
  • Good level of IT skills including database management, Microsoft Office and Social Media
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people and organisations
  • Effective team working and strong interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to the organisation’s new approach to remote, flexible working, to include some occasional weekends/ out of office hours
  • Commitment to high customer service standards
  • Full driving licence & access to a vehicle for site visits & promotional events
  • And above all, a positive, forward-thinking attitude and the desire to create and embrace opportunities for the good of others as well as yourself

Engaging with Volunteers at UK OrientationDesirable:

  • Experience of youth development and the contribution that young people can make through meaningful volunteering
  • First-hand knowledge of volunteering programmes and opportunities
  • Engagement with community stakeholders and programme development
  • Experience of coordinating events, overseas travel and logistics
  • Experience of delivering training to groups

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For an informal chat about the role please contact:   James Langdon, Regional Director

jlangdon@lattitude.org.uk

Closing Date:

Thursday 7th March 2019 (early applicants welcomed)

Interviews:  

Week commencing 11th March 2019

Lattitude is an equal opportunities employer.

Applicants must have the existing right to work in the UK.

Lattitude Global Volunteering – February 2019

Volunteer Positions

UK Volunteer Programme Manager – Home based

Salary: Voluntary – all reasonable travel and incidental expenses reimbursed

Working hours: Flexible

Deadline for applications: Ongoing

Interview date: Ongoing

Start Date: Ongoing

Job purpose: The role of Volunteer Programme Manager is to be the link between our Reading office and a cluster of placement in one of the following regions: the South West, Midlands, North London, East and the South East. The role includes liaising with Local Representatives in the region, maintaining Lattitude communication links with the host placement, carry out visits and providing pastoral support to volunteers at placements.

To apply, please e-mail your CV and expression of interest to James Langdon at jlangdon@lattitude.org.uk.

 

UK Local Representative – Home based

Salary: Voluntary – all reasonable travel and incidental expenses reimbursed

Working hours: Each placement needs to be visited at least once during each volunteer cycle (usually an annual cycle) plus additional pastoral support if needed

Deadline for applications: Ongoing

Interview date: Ongoing

Start Date: Ongoing

Job purpose: To act as the Local Lattitude Global Volunteering Representative at one or more named placements and to provide local support both to the volunteer and host

To apply simply email James Langdon at jlangdon@lattitude.org.uk expressing an interest in the role.

 

Lattitude Promotion Officers – UK (All Regions)

Salary: Travel expenses paid

Working hours: at least 10 events in a year

Interview date: Ongoing

Start Date: Ongoing

Job Purpose: Our promotions officers (PO) attend events such as presentations and careers fairs on an ad hoc basis. They act as the face of Lattitude and so must appear professional and well-informed. They must report back all the contacts they make at events to the Marketing Team. To be a PO you must be a Lattitude alumni with a passion for telling others about your placement and the benefits of volunteering abroad.

To apply simply email our Marketing Team at volunteer@lattitude.org.uk expressing an interest in the role.