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Workforce and Welfare Officer

Scottish Volleyball

Scottish Volleyball is responsible for the development and promotion of volleyball, beach volleyball and sitting volleyball

22 May 2023
Full Time
Closing date
16 Jun 2023


Scottish Volleyball is seeking to recruit an experienced Workforce and Welfare Officer to effectively manage the recruitment and retention of volunteers, the development and promotion of volleyball within education, as well as provide expert support, advice and assistance to staff, our commissions, members and affiliated clubs regarding the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) and Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport (CWPS).

Scottish Volleyball appreciates that this full-time appointment combines two specialised roles, and ideally, we would like candidates to have a strong knowledge of both these areas (Workforce and Welfare). However, we will consider someone who may be stronger in one area than the other but who is willing to develop, with our support, and bring the second area up to the level we require. A combination of two part-time roles may also be considered if the right candidates apply (in this case, pro-rata salaries would be offered).

LOCATION: Scottish Volleyball, 48 The Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ with the opportunity of agreed flexible/remote working

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer HOURS OF WORK: 37.5 hours per week


  • You will be an adaptable team player; able to work as part of a team and work collaboratively within the staff, volunteer teams, education and across the Scottish Volleyball community,
  • You would provide direction and guidance to others in the team when needed and respond effectively to shifting priorities.
  • You will have strong planning and organisational skills; able to manage a busy workload effectively to meet set deadlines.
  • You will have strong written and oral communication skills; able to draft accurately and concisely with an eye for detail and presentation.
  • You will need to demonstrate excellent customer service skills, ability and confidence to communicate with people at all levels, including, Children1st, sportscotland, Volunteer Scotland, educational institutions, senior management, affiliated clubs, members and volunteers.
  • You will have good working knowledge of using computer packages such as MS Office, Word, and Excel.
  • You will have proven knowledge, experience of Safeguarding, and possess relevant welfare qualifications.
  • You will have a good understanding of policies and procedures in relation to recruitment and the management of people.
  • You will be required to have a strong understanding of development programmes and how they operate within sport.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated individual who enjoys working within a sporting environment and as part of an enthusiastic and professional team.

As an organisation we are committed to the development of our sport and the provision of a high-quality service to our Board, staff, clubs, officials, coaches, volunteers and members. The successful candidate will share our passion and vision for the delivery of transparent, robust and positive governance in all areas of Scottish Volleyball.

How To Apply:

To apply for this full-time role, we require an up-to-date CV, two named references with contact details (we will not use these unless you are successful) and covering letter detailing why you are suitable for the position of Workforce and Welfare Officer and what you would offer to this role if you were successfully appointed.

If you would like for Scottish Volleyball to consider your application in one area only, please clearly indicate this on your application and whether this is Workforce or Welfare.

Please click'Apply Now' to email your application to our recruitment team.

DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION: https://www.scottishvolleyball... content/uploads/2023/05/Job-specification-for-Workforce-and-Welfare-Officer- FINAL.pdf

Closing Date: 1700hrs (GMT) on Friday, Friday 16th June 2023

Interviews: Week commencing 3rd July 2023,

Scottish Volleyball is an equal opportunities employer and aims to provide a working environment free from any form of harassment, intimidation, victimisation, or discrimination. We aim to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, race or ethnic origin, LGBT+ identity, age, or disability. All appointments are made purely based on merit and ability.

We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your experience does not align perfectly with every qualification/skill in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Legal, Regulatory & HR
Salary information
£24,000 - 28,000

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