This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and energetic volunteer officer to join L’Arche Ipswich; a charity supporting adults will learning disabilities

This is a new role in our small, dynamic team with the purpose of expanding our volunteer base to support adults with learning disabilities lead fulfilling and independent lives.  You will be shaping the expansion of our volunteer network to meet the needs of our inclusive community.

We are looking for an experienced professional in the field of volunteer recruitment and management who is looking for a part-time flexible role and who can champion volunteering best practice, inclusivity and diversity across the organisation and ensure that there is appropriate support and training for volunteers, partners and staff who work alongside volunteers.

Are you inspired to bring your skills, experience and values to support our vision of a more human society?


Job title: Volunteer Officer

Reports to: Assistants’ Coordinator / Community Leader

Hours of work: 16 hours per week, exact working pattern agreed by prior agreement

Salary: £23,332 per annum pro rata (based on 16 hours per week)

Place of work: Various sites in Ipswich

Main purpose of the role

  • To oversee all aspects of volunteering on behalf of L’Arche Ipswich
  • Build strong relationships with staff and partners to imbed the value volunteers can add to L’Arche Ipswich and champion volunteering best practice
  • To assess the community’s needs and then meet those needs through the recruitment, placement and retention of volunteers
  • To manage volunteers and their relationship with those they come into contact with, including employees and service users of the community
  • To manage L’Arche Ipswich’s social media presence


Download the Job Description for this specific role before applying as well as a Who We Are pack to learn more about L’Arche.

Send your CV and Covering Letter to [email protected].

In addition to this, please complete our Equal Opportunities Form and read the Privacy Notice for job applicants.

Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 18th August 2022

Interviews to take place during the week beginning 22nd August 2022