Project Manager

Fixed Term Contract
Job Ref: V408
Hours/Days per week: 35 hours per week – (Flexible days/hours)
Salary: £30,000 plus attractive employee benefits package
Start date: ASAP
Location: Homebased (near Nuneaton/Warwickshire)
Closing date: 17th July 2022
Interview date and Location: week commencing 25th July 2022

Volunteering Matters

At Volunteering Matters we use volunteering’s unique power to bring people together and build stronger, more resilient communities across the UK.

We bring people together to resolve some of society’s most complex issues.  From social isolation and loneliness; improving health and wellbeing; building skills, confidence, and opportunity; to ensuring young people can become change makers in their community, the impact that we make is great.  And we won’t stop until everyone in the UK has the opportunity to thrive.

People-led and impact driven, we are a national charity that is deeply embedded in local areas across the UK.  We operate in five regions: London and the South East; Wales and the West of England; East of England; the Midlands and North West England; and Scotland and North East England.  We also have an Employee Volunteering Team with over 25 years’ experience, acting as a broker to provide tailor-made solutions to employers. We turn local knowledge and energy into action and progress, building stronger communities and a better future for all.

This is an exciting time to be joining the team.  We’re changing the way we work to meet new ambitions and make sure our impact continues to grow alongside out business.

Role Purpose

Connect+Go is a 12-month pilot project funded by Department for Transport.  It aims to connect communities in Nuneaton and the surrounding county of Warwickshire by offering free transport to people who may be experiencing isolation and loneliness.  Connect+Go will work in particular with young care experienced people and refugees within Warwickshire.

Volunteer drivers will be recruited and trained to drive an electric minibus or tuk-tuk which will offer transport links to community groups, events and social activities.  Volunteers may also offer companionship support to people, developing confidence and social inclusion. There will additionally be two Full-Time Volunteers and a part-time Project Co-Ordinator supporting the project.

The Project Manager will be responsible for the management of Connect+Go and will lead on developing existing and new relationships across Warwickshire. The post holder will line manage a Project Co-Ordinator and supervise two Full-Time Volunteers.

Key Duties Responsibilities

  • Effectively deliver the Connect+Go transport project to ensure the project meets its agreed targets and milestones.
  • With the Project Co-Ordinator, ensure volunteers are recruited, appropriately trained and supported in their role; this will involve processing volunteer expenses, DBS checks and maintaining databases.
  • To liaise with key stakeholders, local authorities, community groups, partners and key personnel to support project delivery.
  • To support the journey allocations and management of information via an online booking system.
  • To monitor the maintenance and security of two Volunteering Matters vehicles, a minibus and tuk-tuk operating across Warwickshire.
  • To work with your line manager to ensure project expenditure is in line with the budget.
  • To line manage project staff and Full-Time Volunteers, maintain regular communication and provide support as required
  • To develop and support our Warwickshire volunteer led projects, ensuring quality standards and guidelines for effective Volunteer Management are maintained.
  • To implement and maintain appropriate risk assessment management processes.
  • Contribute to joint working and teamship across Volunteering Matters


  • Evidence of project management skills and the ability to deliver targets and deadlines.
  • Ability to build relationships and maintain positive trusting working relationships with others, including staff, volunteers and stakeholders.
  • A knowledge and understanding of issues affecting people from diverse groups, backgrounds and communities.
  • Ability to manage and maintain effective monitoring and evaluation processes to capture impact and outcomes.
  • Proven ability to work on your own initiative, managing time and tasks effectively.
  • Ability to plan and deliver training.
  • Evidence of strong administrative and IT skills and the ability to maintain project monitoring, administrative and financial records.
  • Ability to assess risk and carrying out risk assessments.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to Equal Opportunities.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to Data Protection and confidentiality.
  • Willingness to work flexibly to meet the needs of the organisation which includes occasional travel across the region.

Experience Required

  • Experience of volunteer management inclusive of recruitment, training and supervision
  • Preferred project management experience


Relevant experience and values alignment is more important for this role than specific qualifications.


The role is based in or around Nuneaton and Warwickshire and will ideally be home based in that location.  The postholder will require good internet access to enable remote working, and a suitable home office space. I.T. equipment and infrastructure will be supplied. Additional support could be provided where required.

This role includes travel in and around Warwickshire.


This role does require Enhanced DBS clearance.

Our Values & Way of Working:

In all that we do, we embrace a philosophy of ‘Freedom within a Framework’ and are guided by our values: Empowering, Inclusive, Compassionate, Positive & Straightforward.

Diversity & Inclusion

Volunteering Matters welcomes all applicants and are keen to ensure our team reflects the diversity of the UK and the communities we serve. We encourage applications from disabled, LGBT and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, along with candidates with any protected characteristics and from disadvantaged groups.

Disability Confident & Reasonable Adjustments:

We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. Please provide evidence in your application, which demonstrates that you meet the level of competence required in the “Experience/Skills” section of this advert. To be considered for a guaranteed interview or to discuss any reasonable adjustments during the process, please state this in your application or contact for more information.

We have also committed to the following pledges which positively encompass our recruitment and selection processes and methodology: The Promise, Show The Salary, Salary History.


Our employee benefits reflect our culture which is built on an approach of full flexibility with accountability, and designed to let you make your most positive contribution; we offer Flexible Working by Default (re hours & place of work), Unlimited Annual Leave, Employee Pension scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Season Ticket Loan, Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced sick and family leave. We are also open to discuss job share applications.

GDPR Statement

If you apply for a role with us, we will retain your contact details including your name, address, email address and phone number to help us manage your application for up to 6 months.  We will not use your personal data for any other purpose or share it with any third party. You can contact us at any point to update your personal information or ask us to delete it from our records.

To Apply

Please send a completed application form clearly stating which role you are applying for. There are sections in the form where you can demonstrate how you fulfil the role requirements and also express yourself, what previous relevant achievements you have (both in life and at work), what skills & experience you can offer, and what you believe you can contribute to Volunteering Matters.

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