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Oxjam Torquay Volunteer Manager

Oxjam Torquay Volunteer Manager

Key Purpose: Working under the Takeover Manager to lead a volunteer team coordinating a multi-venue Oxjam Takeover event in Torquay to raise money for Oxfam GB.
Ideal experience for: Candidates looking for events, project management or fundraising experience.
Commitment: Six months (May to November 2013), 4+ hours a week. Between September and the end of October, up to 10 hours a week will be required.

Oxjam is a music festival with a difference. Throughout October, volunteers organise hundreds of music events, of all types and genres, across the UK. Since 2006, these events have raised more than £2 million for Oxfam.
The centre-piece of the festival is the Oxjam Takeover – up to 60 multi-venue events happening in towns and cities across the UK, all on one weekend in October. Each event includes up to 8 venues. Some will have over 100 bands performing, showcasing the very best of local talent.

As a Volunteer Manager, you will have responsibility for recruiting, training and engaging with a team of volunteers. You will maintain regular contact with all volunteers and ensure that each event is staffed appropriately. You will coordinate the volunteers on the day of events and be first point of contact for them. You will ensure that all volunteers maintain the Oxjam brand image at all times.

Key responsibilities:
1. To recruit and manage a team of committed volunteers.
2. To organise the staffing of a music event taking place across multiple venues on the weekend 19th-20th October 2013.
3. To assist in the staffing of a series of small fundraising events or initiatives in the months prior to the Torquay Oxjam Takeover
4. To be in regular communication with the Torquay Oxjam Takeover manager by phone, email and face-to-face. You will have to agree with them a regular time for monthly meetings.
5. To attend the Oxjam national training conference (15th-16th June 2013).
Skills and experience:
Experience of leadership positions, either professionally or within teams, clubs or societies
Strong inter-personal and communications skills
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Knowledge and understanding of your local music scene
Experience of organising live music events or similar
Fundraising experience is desirable

Application process:
Please send a copy of your c.v. with a covering letter to Laura Ballard (Takeover Manager)
All applications must be received by Friday 17th May 2013.

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Telephone: 07939 409 643
Email: oxjamtorquay@gmail.com

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