Volunteer Support Officer

  • 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 is seeking an organised, enthusiastic and engaging person to support our diverse group of volunteers with a variety of needs, and to work with colleagues to make this the best volunteering experience possible.

This post is funded by the COINS Foundation which has worked in partnership with the Trust since July 2018. Their primary aim is to utilise the profits of business to help disadvantaged people throughout the world achieve a better quality of life.

RMT together with the COINS Foundation 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 organisation; at our core we work as one team. We believe that volunteering in our museums enriches lives and improves wellbeing.

Post: Volunteer Support Officer

Location: Ripon Museum Trust – main office the Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate and working at other locations in Ripon and locally.

Salary: £18489 full time per annum – pro rata

Post Length: One year from appointment – a funding review to extend will be held mid 2023

Hours of work: 17 hours (0.46 full time)

Responsible to: Volunteer and Operations Manager

Safeguarding: This position is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)


See the role description and application form on our website: https://riponmuseums.co.uk/join-us/

Closing date for applications: midnight on Sunday 16th October 2022.

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 [email protected]

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

Volunteer Support Officer Job Description

Volunteer Support Officer Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

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