Christmas Day Volunteers Coordinator

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Contract: Freelance, fixed-term contract – 48 days of work between Sept 2024 and Jan 2025.
Please note that this position requires working on Christmas Day 2024.

Salary: £6,000

Place of Work: Jacksons Lane, London. N6 5AA

Preferred Start date: Week commencing Mon 2 Sept 2024

Application deadline: 10am, Mon 15 July 2024

Interviews: Week commencing Mon 22 July 2024

Jacksons Lane is seeking a freelance Christmas Day Volunteer Coordinator to join our team. As the flagship arts and cultural venue in Haringey, Jacksons Lane hosts a year-round programme encompassing the best in contemporary circus performance, arts participation activities, cultural education, and outreach work for both its community and the sector as a whole.

The main purpose of this role is to support recruitment and management of volunteers for our Christmas Day event at Jacksons Lane. Each year, we throw open our doors on 25th December for older and disabled people in the area, who would otherwise be spending Christmas Day alone. Guests arrive through the generosity of volunteer drivers and enjoy a hot Christmas meal, a drink or two, some fantastic entertainment, gifts, and a visit from Santa. For more details on the role  please download the recruitment pack below.

To make an application for the role, send a copy of your CV and a short covering letter or video/audio file to [email protected], including your full name and Christmas Day Volunteer Coordinator in the subject line of the email. We would also appreciate it if you could complete an Equal Opportunities form, to help us continue to monitor and increase the accessibility of our recruitment process. This form is available below, alongside the recruitment pack. We will respond to all applicants, after the closing date regardless of the outcome.

If you wish to discuss the role before you apply, we would like to offer you the chance to attend an informal 1:1 chat with a member of the team. To take up this opportunity please email [email protected] to arrange a meeting.

Recruitment Pack (pdf) Recruitment Pack (plain text) Recruitment Pack (mp3) Equal Opportunities Form

Jacksons Lane is an equal opportunities employer, and we are committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects the dynamism and broad range of work we do as an organisation. We welcome applications from all individuals and, as with all our work, strive to make our application process as accessible as we can.

All candidates who indicate that they are from an ethnically or culturally diverse background or are disabled, and who meet the Essential Criteria of the Person Specification will be guaranteed an interview.

We are a PiPA (Parents and Carers in Performing Arts) partner. PiPA enables and empowers parents, carers and employers to achieve sustainable change in attitudes and practices in order to attract, support and retain a more diverse and flexible workforce. We are always happy to discuss solutions that allow people to balance their caring responsibilities with their working lives, for example through job shares or flexible working arrangements.