Vacancies: Be our Volunteer Supervisor

Recruitment for this post has now closed

Volunteer Supervisor / Glasgow / Part-time

Salary: £14,000 FTE (37 hours)

Salary info: Part Time (14 hours per week – set days Friday & Monday)

Status: Fixed Term March 2017 to 30th October 2017

Closing date: Midday on Friday 17th March 


We are seeking a super Volunteer Supervisor to help us deliver an exciting project on the Forth and Clyde Canal in Glasgow.  We need someone who is enthusiastic, committed and motivated and who has the ability to inspire others.

You will help recruit and build a team of volunteers to operate the locks and enhance the canal environment. You’ll have experience in leading volunteers and delivering outdoor conservation tasks.

Our Volunteer Supervisor will be vital to the delivery of the programme and will assist the Project Manager in the planning, monitoring and administration of all project operations. Responsibilities include:

  • Promotion – working with our communications team to promote the project to potential participants and groups.
  • Recruitment – assist in the recruitment of volunteers and volunteer mentors to participate in and help run the programme.
  • Budget management – assist the project manager to effectively monitor and manage the project operational budget, for purchase of goods and services and volunteer expenses.
  • Programme of volunteering activities – contribute to the development of a detailed programme of activities; co-ordinate the delivery of this programme on a weekly basis;  assist in organising participants’ awards, certificates and qualifications; help to organise celebration event for the end of the programme.
  • Monitoring and Reporting – gathering data required to compile reports of the programmes’ achievements for management and funders as required.
  • Health and Safety – Ensuring compliance of all programme activities with Health and Safety legislation; health and safety induction of volunteers; preparation of Risk Assessments and Safe Operating Procedures for each practical task in the programme;  reporting of any incidents in accordance with Scottish Waterways Trust Health and Safety Management System.
  • Disclosure and PVG – ensuring compliance of volunteer mentors and others involved in programme delivery.

Organisation Profile:

Scottish Waterways Trust is Scotland’s only national waterways charity, creating brighter futures for people, communities and wildlife across Scotland’s canals.

By connecting people with the heritage, wildlife and green open spaces of the Scottish canals through pioneering and innovative projects, we inspire people to get active, improve their health and mental well-being, employment prospects and community life.

Application notes:

To apply, download the role profile and send a CV and detailed covering letter explaining what role you are applying for and why this role is for you to or Rose Henderson, Scottish Waterways Trust, New Port Downie, Lime Road, Falkirk, FK1 4RS

Interviews will be held on Monday 27th March at The Falkirk Wheel