TrusteeWorks Recruitment Assistant

Salary: £24,000 - £28,000 FTE 

Hours: 28-35 hours per week, negotiable. This role could suit people with varying amounts of experience and we’re happy to consider full or part time hours. When you apply, please state the hours / salary that you would expect. 

Work pattern: We’re happy to consider any pattern of longer / shorter days, school hours etc. The team works remotely with most of us meeting up in London, (Blackfriars Road), every Tuesday but we can consider candidates who want to travel into London less often. 

Line Manager: Head of TrusteeWorks

Benefits: Include 5% pension contribution and 26 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and additional leave at Christmas. Please see here for full details.

About Reach Volunteering

Reach is the leading skills-based volunteering charity and the UK’s single biggest source of trustees for the voluntary sector. Our Vision is to create a thriving, fairer and sustainable society. 
 

The TrusteeWorks Team

The TrusteeWorks team generates income for Reach and plays a key role in supporting Reach’s work. The TrusteeWorks consultants deliver our trustee search service, working with a wide variety of charities and not-for-profits to find the trustees they need to ensure strong governance.
 
Find out what it's like to work in the TrusteeWorks team by watching the video below. 
 

 

The Role

We want to grow; offer our service to more clients and generate more income for Reach’s fantastic work. We’re looking for a Recruitment Assistant to support our Consultants, helping them deliver our bespoke trustee recruitment service, and to handle essential administrative tasks that ensure our clients and candidates experience a great service. 

You’ll be attending briefing calls with a view to managing ongoing communication with clients; searching for candidates using the Reach website and LinkedIn and helping manage the application process. Also, producing candidate packs; researching prospective clients and helping us with all the day-to-day admin that underpins our service. It’s a role right at the heart of the team and you’ll learn a lot about recruitment and trusteeship.  

We’d love this person to develop into a full TrusteeWorks Consultant role in time and there will be lots of opportunity to develop your skills. 

Who are we looking for?

Perhaps you already work in a recruitment role, want to progress and know you would really thrive in a values-driven environment where you’re using your skills to make a difference. Or, maybe you’re supporting a client-facing team and you’d relish the opportunity to have more direct client contact. You’ll definitely have great communication skills and thrive in a small organisation where a flexible approach is key. 

Please see the full job description and person specification.

Reach Volunteering is committed to becoming a more diverse, inclusive and equal organisation, and to helping to increase equity, diversity and inclusion in civil society. We have put equity at the heart of our new vision, values and beliefs.

We welcome people of all backgrounds, identities and experiences. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates who are disabled, Black, Asian or from other minoritised communities, who identify within the LGBTQIA+ community, or identify as from a lower or disadvantaged socioeconomic background as these groups are currently under-represented on our staff team.

How to apply  

We want to make our recruitment process as fair as possible, and to reduce biases. We will be anonymising applications and shortlisting based on your response to the questions below. 

We encourage you to review the job description, and in particular the person specification, when answering our questions.

We design our questions to test for the experience and attributes we list in the person specification and we do not look at your CV in our initial shortlisting.

To apply, please send your answers to the following questions as a Word document:

  • Tell us what appeals to you about this role. (Word count c250). 
  • Describe briefly your experience of working in a client-facing role within a team delivering a professional service and explain how it’s helped you develop time management; flexibility and research skills (Word count c250). 

  • Tell us about a client relationship that you’ve had that didn’t start out positively. Why was that; what did you do to resolve the situation and how did the relationship develop? (Word count c250). 

These questions are designed to test the qualities we are looking for, not candidates’ ability to use AI. We are interested in your real-life work experiences and what you have learned so please be specific.

We are committed to making every reasonable adjustment to the recruitment process so as to accommodate people with disabilities. Please contact Rachel in the first instance to discuss any adjustments at rachel.ord@reachvolunteering.org.uk

Please send your CV and answers to the above questions to trusteeworks@reachvolunteering.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 6 February 2024. It is envisaged that first interviews will be held, on Zoom, on 14 and 15 February. 

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