To assist the Director of Volunteering in developing a programme of training and engagement for the charity’s most senior volunteers – including patrons, trustees and members of a range of Boards and Committees. The objective of the programme is to help senior level volunteers feel engagement with Marie Curie Cancer Care as a cause, have a good understanding of the latest news and information about the charity, including developments that are relevant to them. Also to share key skills that will assist senior level volunteer to deliver their role (such as securing donations, making presentations) and to ensure senior level volunteers receive appropriate information about practical issues such as health and safety.
The role will involve designing an annual programme of engagement events which includes 3 face to face one day meetings around the UK during the course of a year, plus consideration of ongoing provision of information and learning.
The role would suit someone with a background or interest in learning delivery.
• Design a programme of events – identify what training and information needs to be delivered, how it will be delivered and how to engage senior level volunteers to attend
• To be able to identify the right language to use in events and communcations that engages senior level volunteers
• To either design event content or secure assistance from other people to design content
• To set up and deliver 3 events over the course of a year
• The role will require some travel as training and engagement events will not always be in London
• This role does not involve driving
• Understanding the needs of senior people in an organisation
• Experience or interest in planning and delivering learning events
• Good interpersonal skills
• Good communication skills
• Flexible approach to delivering events
• Experience of developing and delivering training events
• Good presentation skills
Suggested involvement: Days/Times TBA by mutual agreement, but likely to be 1-2 days a week on average
Locations: 89 Albert Embankment, London, but can also work from home
Marie Curie Cancer Care is one of the UK’s largest charities. Employing more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, we expect to provide care to around 29,000 terminally ill patients in the community and in our hospices this year, along with support for their families. We mainly care for people with cancer but we also care for people with other life-limiting illnesses. We have nine hospices across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and two centres for palliative care research. We conduct palliative care research to find better ways of caring for terminally ill people. The charity is best known for its network of Marie Curie Nurses working in the community to provide end of life care for patients in their own homes.