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Assistant Volunteer Recruitment Manager (Birmingham)


This is an exciting time to be a part of Oxfam and its work to end poverty.

Oxfam's has over 23,000 volunteers in its network of shops; they are integral to Oxfam's mission of achieving a just world without poverty.

Our aspiration is to increase this number by recruiting from a much wider and diverse range of communities across the UK.

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals to volunteer in the Birmingham area as Assistant Recruitment Managers. 

You will lead locally on:

  • creating and building on partnerships with our local communities in order to recruit a diverse pool of volunteers.
  • utilising social media and other approaches to reach a wider audience and to increase number the of number of volunteering enquiries and applicants.
  • promoting Oxfam's national recruitment campaigns in partnership with the Volunteer Resourcing Manager.
  • mentoring local volunteer recruiters in Oxfam shops in Birmingham.
  • creating realistic volunteer recruitment action plans.
  • holding information sessions for groups of prospective volunteer applicants.

Training and ongoing support will be provided

Ideally you would be available between 1 to 3 days a week for 3 to 9 months.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supporting Shop Managers with the completion of a volunteer needs analysis to identify and asses individual shop requirements for volunteers (specific shifts, targeted recruitment)
  • Identifying and building relationships with local businesses, job centres, schools, colleges, volunteer bureaus and other statutory and community  organisations to increase volunteer applications for our shops.
  • Identifying and advertising volunteer roles through multiple varied channels.
  • Proactively using social media to increase volunteer enquiries and applications
  • Organising and attending local recruitment events.
  • Working within Oxfam's key values of accountability, empowerment and inclusiveness.
  • Adhere to Oxfam's Safeguarding policies including the Child Protection Policy.

Skills and competencies:

  • Passionate and enthusiastic about volunteering and Oxfam's values
  • An understanding of the factors that motivate people to volunteer
  • Experience of volunteering or of working in the voluntary sector
  • Experience of working on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Ability to plan and organise own workload
  • Experience of communicating by email and confident with Microsoft Office
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Adaptable and flexible.
  • Willingness to undertake training as required
  • An enthusiastic and positive approach to supporting teams
  • The willingness to mentor other volunteers, sharing knowledge and monitoring recruitment plans.

What this role can offer the volunteer:

  • You will be helping Oxfam in its mission to build a just world without poverty.
  • Training and ongoing support in aspects of the role
  • Development of a wide range of skills including leadership, project management, communication, team work, marketing, event management, volunteer recruitment, analytical and problem solving, managing meetings, networking and coaching.
  • Oxfam volunteer certificate of recognition and thanks
  • Employment references on the successful completion of Internship.
  • Local travel and lunch expenses paid in line with Oxfam's policy.


Deborah Docksey

Volunteer Resourcing Manager

Central and East Anglia Region

OXFAM Trading


Mobile: 07342056023

Application process:

Download the application onto this address Internship Application Form

Application deadline:

18 October 2016

Applications will be considered as they are received

Interview date:

To be arranged

Start date:

To be arranged


  • Midlands


  • Home and community

Work Days:

  • Weekdays

Work Times:

  • Day Time