Volunteering Development and Support Officers x2

Do you have experience of volunteer management, are passionate about providing an excellent experience for volunteers and looking for a new opportunity?

We are looking for two Volunteering Development and Support Officers to join our friendly dedicated Volunteering support team.

Our Volunteering Team support over 20,000 volunteers across the country who give their time to our life saving mission.  In these essential roles, no two days will be the same. You’ll be responsible for supporting our network of volunteer leaders in recruiting, engaging and managing volunteers, as well as in a variety of creative new projects helping us to provide a positive and rewarding experience for all our Samaritan volunteers.

With experience of working with and supporting volunteers, you’ll call upon your excellent communication and people skills in this fun and varied work contributing to the very heart of the Samaritans mission and purpose. If you want to make a real difference in fulfilling work these roles might be just the ones for you!

Further details provided below:

  • Full time
  • Initially 12 and 14 month fixed term contracts 
  • £32,000 per annum 
  • Hybrid working – Linked to our office in Ewell (Surrey) with a mix of home working and office work
  • ​We are passionate about flexible working, so please talk to us about your preferences

Please read the Job description here for key responsibilities:

Employee Benefits

We offer some brilliant benefits including flexible working, family-friendly policies, and training to support your development. You'll have 28 days annual leave, including wellbeing days, plus bank holidays. We match your pension contribution up to 5%. You can claim money back via a Health Cash Plan and wellbeing options including a free subscription to Headspace and Perkbox.


Samaritans is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to making our recruitment processes accessible to everyone and are flexible in how we receive information. If you would like to apply via a different format or let us know how we can support you to be the best you can be, please contact the People team.

If this sound like the opportunity for you, please apply. You’ll be asked to complete a short application form and submit this along with your CV outlining your suitability, your transferable skills, and motivations for applying. These roles will close for applications at midnight on Sunday 1st October 2023 with interviews to take place in the weeks that follow.