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Volunteer Development Officer

Volunteer Development Officer
Organisation Recruiting: 
Ripon Museum Trust
Closing Date: 
Monday, 23 May, 2022
£18,489 full time per annum - pro rata
Contract Type: 
Job Description: 

•    Are you interested in helping us to achieve our ambition to be a leading organisation supporting the health and mental wellbeing of volunteers?
•    Are you excited by our inspiration to use real work in museums, arts and heritage to engage volunteers, increase participation, skills and satisfaction?
•    Do you have the skills to work with people who may be struggling with social isolation, helping to improve their wellbeing and social connections?
•    Do you believe in fairness and equality of opportunity?

The Ripon Museum Trust (RMT) is seeking an organised, enthusiastic and engaging person to review, improve and evaluate the mental health and wellbeing benefits of volunteering.  The postholder will help RMT to develop an outstanding volunteering offer by working with diverse stakeholders to provide support and demonstrate impact.

The global Covid-19 pandemic has been a particularly challenging time for all volunteers -not just those with mental health conditions.  We want to further develop all our processes for all our volunteers, enabling them to quickly become part of our organisation, develop their skills and experience and grow in confidence.

Volunteering is integral to our organization; at our core we work as one team. We believe that volunteering in our museums enriches lives and improves wellbeing.

Post Length:        One year from appointment
Safeguarding:      This position is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

See the role description and application form on the Ripon Museums website at the link below.  

Closing date for applications: 5pm on 23rd May 2022. 

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 7th  June.

When ready to apply please complete the application form showing how you meet the criteria for the position. Please send the completed application form to
or c/o Helen Thornton at The Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon, HG4 1LE. Please do not send a CV – it will not be used for shortlisting. For informal discussion about this post please contact Vicki Lever, Volunteer and Operations Manager – 01765 538879 




Interview Date: 
Tuesday, 7 June, 2022
25 hours (0.68 full time)
Phone Number: 
01765 538879
Main office the Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate and working at other locations in Ripon and locally.