Recruitment Co-ordinator – Volunteers

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Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Do you have experience demonstrating high levels of performance and professionalism with a continued focus on personal development?

Do you have excellent organisational and planning skills?

Do you have the ability to use and interpret data to deliver KPI’s?

If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you.

We are looking for a Volunteer Recruitment Co-ordinator at a pivotal time of transition and change for the organisation

What you’ll be doing:**

In this role, you will be responsible for coordinating the recruitment, induction and shift placement of staff and volunteers for Oxfam’s Hub Operation in Milton Keynes (Milton Point). Ensuring adequate numbers of staff, trainees and volunteers are available to fill shifts as required to maximise operating hours, increasing production and delivering the highest standards of customer service. Recruiting and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce in line with Oxfam’s aims and objectives. Working in collaboration with others regularly taking onboard advice and new information to support the building and delivery of the Hub people strategy. Effective management of all related paperwork and systems. Working within Oxfam’s policies and procedures. To be successful in the role you must have excellent communication skills, a passion for people and the work Oxfam does

You’ll have:

We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam’s mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to the values of empowerment, accountability, and inclusion in all you do and our feminist principles.

An ideal candidate for the role will also have/ be:

  • Work in line with Oxfam’s values of accountability, empowerment, and inclusiveness.
  • Be an effective role model demonstrating high levels of performance and professionalism with a continued focus on personal development
  • Ability to use and interpret data to deliver KPI’s
  • Have excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Motivate and support individuals and teams to deliver aims and objectives set
  • Be adaptable and flexible
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to engage with staff and large teams of trainees and volunteers
  • Have good time management skills and have the ability to manage often conflicting priorities
  • Have an awareness of Health and Safety issues
  • Have excellent IT Skills and knowledge of social media platforms


We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well as a partially home-based role or job share.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

A thriving diverse Oxfam:

It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.

To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.

In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.

How to apply

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