Canon Adrian Rhodes has joined the Volition team as our Volunteer Bee Coordinator. Known as the “Canon Apiarist” at Manchester Cathedral Adrian has been a beekeeper since 2011, keeping bees at home, on the roof of Manchester Cathedral and is mentor to our volunteers who look after the Beehives at Manchester Cathedral and the Printworks. […]Read More
Sir David Richards has become a patron of Volition Community following a visit last year to see the work of this charity. Welcoming Sir David, the Dean of Manchester thanked Sir David for his commitment to this programme which runs from Manchester and Liverpool Cathedrals. Sir David, encouraged at the outcomes of this programme of […]Read More
We currently have two bee hive cameras upon the flat roof of Manchester Cathedral, click on the play button below to view the bees and their hives.Read More
The University of Liverpool is the first in the UK to formally recognise the Volition programme at the highest level. Volition Volunteers in Liverpool can now apply for any permanent jobs under a Guaranteed Interview Scheme at the University. The University application form now has a dedicated question asking applicants if they are part of Volition. If they tick ‘yes’ they will be guaranteed an interview if they meet the essential criteria for the job.
Steve Plant, the University’s Organisational Development Manager, said: “The primary purpose of the programme is to improve people’s lives by supporting them into employment, education or another volunteering placement.
“This project will help to support our civic responsibilities as a large employer in the Liverpool region and engage with our local community.”
Tracy Fishwick, Director at Volition said “To change a recruitment policy in this way is testament to the University’s commitment to hire local people and I have not come across anything similar in the UK. This shows real civic leadership between a Cathedral, an academic institution and charity and is something we intend to replicate in more cities as we grow”
For more information about the scheme please contact Tracy Fishwick at email@example.com