See Change Volunteer Coordinator

Job Title: See Change Volunteer Coordinator
Reporting to: See Change Programme Team Leader
Contract: Full time post (35hrs per week), permanent
Salary: €30,346 per annum
Location: Maynooth with flexibility for remote working. Some travel within Ireland will be required during course of work.

About Shine
Shine’s vision is a more compassionate Ireland where those affected by mental illness and stigma are supported and included in all aspects of society. We specialise in supporting and educating individuals, family members and communities impacted by mental illness and stigma.

About See Change
See Change is a programme of Shine that is dedicated to ending mental health stigma. Our work is informed by people with lived experiences of mental illness, who are best placed to give insight into mental health stigma.

Purpose of Role
The ideal candidate for this role will be an energetic and creative individual who will develop, implement and co-ordinate the See Change Volunteer Programme. We are looking for someone who has excellent presentation and networking skills who can build strong working relationships with our volunteers and other stakeholders.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Develop and implement strategies to recruit and retain volunteers.
  • Conduct comprehensive orientation sessions for new volunteers and provide ongoing training and support to volunteers.
  • Establish effective communication channels with volunteers acting as their first point of contact for queries.
  • Keep volunteers informed about organisational updates, events, and opportunities.
  • Acknowledge volunteers’ contributions and celebrate milestones.
  • Support the development of engaging, high-quality content for social media and campaigns.
  • Represent the organisation externally and deliver presentations to key stakeholders.
  • Proactively identify new opportunities for volunteer involvement.
    Conduct periodic reviews and gather volunteer feedback for continuous development.
  • Maintain accurate volunteer records and generate reports on engagement and impact using a Customer Relationship Management system.
  • Collaborate with the team to achieve organisational goals and foster a culture of success and teamwork.
  • Any other reasonable duty as may be assigned by the line manager that is consistent with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility.

Requirements

Skills & personal characteristics

  • Excellent presentation and organisational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a strong written and verbal communicator.
  • Excellent IT and social media skills.
  • Strong business acumen capable of identifying strategic partnership
  • opportunities.
  • Highly motivated self-starter capable of managing multiple projects.
  • Experienced and proficient in forging and developing relationships with volunteers and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to work well within a team environment but also capable of taking the initiative and driving project to completion.
  • Commitment to Shine’s mission and values.

Qualifications
Relevant Third level qualification – Community and Youth Work, Social Sciences, Community Development, or a humanities related field.

In addition to formal qualifications, practical experience and a good understanding of the nonprofit landscape, local communities, and diverse cultural nuances are vital for the volunteer coordinator role.

Experience
Minimum of two years’ experience in a similar role
In addition to formal qualifications, practical experience and a good understanding of the Irish nonprofit landscape, community engagement and participation, diversity and inclusion are desirable.

The job description above is not prescriptive; it simply outlines the key tasks and areas of responsibilities and priorities. These key tasks are subject to change when necessary.

Shine benefits include:

  • Support and supervision provided by your line manager on a regular basis.
  • Training and ongoing professional development.
  • Pension contribution scheme.
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme.
  • 24 days annual leave per annum (pro rata for part time employees) plus one wellbeing day per annum.
  • Bike to work scheme.
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please send a CV (2-3 pages) and a cover letter, with See Change Volunteer Coordinator in the subject line, to recruit@shine.ie. If you have any queries in relation to the role please direct them to dnicheallaigh@seechange.ie

Application Deadline: 5pm Tuesday the 2nd of April