Volunteer Coordinator | City Life Church (CLEAR Project) 

Southampton, Hampshire | South East 

Appointment within our pay scale, according to experience: 

Permanent. 30 Hours Per Week: £20,400 

There is flexibility to extend to a full-time position by fulfilling another role in the charity. 

*Full-Time Equivalent (37.5 hours) Grade D: £25,500 (Salary Scale 23,919 – 30,845) 


Job description 

City Life is in an exciting phase of development; post-lockdown, it is reimagining the way it meets as church to best serve the community. The church is developing its existing projects reaching marginalised and vulnerable people in the city, such as those who are homeless, are refugees or those involved in the sex industry. 

The CLEAR project was set up in 2001 by City Life Church in response to the Government’s dispersal policy on asylum seekers and refugees, which led to high numbers arriving in Southampton. Many of those who were dispersed here chose to make Southampton their home and our services have developed around the needs of this client group. Our beneficiaries are asylum seekers and refugees in Southampton and our key provisions are education and advice. Due to a lack of English language and literacy skills and unfamiliarity with the UK system, they need help to deal with the complexity of the UK system to integrate into society. 

In our 20th year, we have been awarded a fourth consecutive Big Lottery Grant and now we are looking for an enthusiastic Volunteer Co-ordinator to grow our volunteer base and continue to improve the volunteer experience for people contributing their skills to the work of CLEAR. 

As Volunteer Coordinator you will be responsible for administering the process of recruitment and retention of volunteers in response to the operational needs of CLEAR, including advertising and promotion of volunteer opportunities, the application, interview and selection process, induction, maintaining records, training and monitoring. You will be the central point of contact for volunteers, organising team events, valuing their contribution and building a diverse and motivated team. 

As a people person, you will demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, proven leadership skills and an ability to manage people and identify opportunities to achieve desired outcomes. You will inspire, lead, and build a team of incredible volunteers. You will provide support with policies, procedures and training modules to equip those volunteering for CLEAR. You will use social media to promote the work of CLEAR and attract volunteers. Experience of working with asylum seekers and refugees is desirable. 

We are committed to building a culture of safeguarding and to promote the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. We actively promote the positive value of diversity and are committed to equality and eliminating discrimination, wherever possible. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. 

Please apply using our application form (see application details) with close reference to the job description and person specification. 


Applications and Interview


PaperPaperwork for Volunteer Coordinator role.



Closing date for applications is midday on Friday 10 September 2021. 

Proposed interview date – Thursday 16 September 2021, subject to applicants’ availability. 

Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.