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Volunteering Service and Civic Engagement Manager

Student Services

Salary:   £39,921 to £48,272 per annum
Release Date:   Thursday 09 March 2023
Closing Date:   Tuesday 28 March 2023
Interview Date:   Thursday 06 April 2023
Reference:   SS217

The University of West London (UWL) is ranked the best modern* university (non-specialist) in London in the Complete University Guide 2023.

We were also named University of the Year for Student Experience and Teaching Quality in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, being described by the editor as “regularly among the top-performing universities” and proving that “it is possible for a London-based institution to achieve outstanding levels of student satisfaction beyond other universities”.  

*University status awarded in or after 1992

The Department 

The Volunteering Team is part of the Careers and Volunteering Service, whose role is to help students gain skills and experiences which enrich their lives and lead to success both before and after graduation.  The team sits within Student Services, a cross-disciplinary team that plays a crucial role in supporting our students.

The Volunteering Team supports students and graduates to:

  • Make a difference in, and for, different communities- giving students the opportunity to make an impact in different communities, in ways which celebrate diversity and showcase the transformational impact of volunteering.
  • Enrich the student experience- working inclusively to bring fun, happiness, and wellbeing to the lives of a diverse student body, supporting them to reflect on the value of volunteering and celebrating its’ value and relevance. 
  • Develop skills and their employability- enabling students to build skills and gain experiences which contribute to their personal and professional development.  

The Role 

To lead the strategic planning, delivery and evaluation of volunteering and civic engagement activity which enriches the lives of our diverse student body and the communities we work with. Leading and managing a team of volunteering professionals to develop and deliver events, projects and initiatives which make a difference, build skills, contribute to the student experience, and meet the needs external partners. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate a true passion for, and extensive knowledge of, volunteering alongside an ability to translate the requirements of a diverse student body into an inclusive, transformative, and measurable volunteering offering.

You must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent, have excellent IT skills, including the ability to use databases and social media, and be able to collaborate with third sector organisations, establishing and keeping clear boundaries.

How to Apply 

To apply click on ‘Apply Online’ and fill out the application form. Further information about the application process can be found here: 

Interviews are expected to be held on 6th of April 2023.  

For informal enquiries about the position please contact Jonathan Eastwood, Head of Careers and Volunteering,  

This is a campus based role, split across the Ealing and Brentford sites. 

Additional Information 

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Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point.

This post is not available for UWL students.

A Standard DBS Certificate is required for this post (to be undertaken upon appointment).

The University reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the published end date should it receive sufficient applications to warrant earlier shortlisting.

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