A short video showcasing Manchester Cathedral Bees by Adam York Gregory Manchester Cathedral Bees from Adam York Gregory on Vimeo. Bee Hive Cameras 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. Heavenly Honey produced by our […]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
What a difference a year makes! As I wander through the silence of the Cathedral, making my way to the spiral staircase that will take me to the roof, I am reminded that only a year ago we were celebrating Manchester City’s Premier League title win. The Cathedral was bustling with people and equipment the […]Read More
One year fixed term contract
Closing date Friday 29th October 2021
Volition Community is a registered charity, based at the Cathedrals of Manchester and Salford, that seeks to prepare the long-term unemployed for a return to paid employment, including through structured volunteering around beekeeping, gardening, cooking and visitor welcome. The programme supports each individual on it according to their needs, including key life skills. Recently funding has been made available to assist with the inclusion of offenders released from prison.
For the programme to succeed and develop for the future, external collaboration is vital, both to secure public and private funding and to build and support partnerships with employers across Greater Manchester who can offer real-life experience, including guaranteed trial interviews and sample employment periods. The Partnership and Sustainability Coordinator will ensure that these external engagements are maintained and grown. The Volition Team takes pride in its ability to operate flexibly and supportively towards Volition volunteers and fellow members, on a programme that continues to evolve in its reflective practices and procedures.
Reports to: Director of Volition Community
Cathedral contacts: The Volition Team at Manchester & Salford Cathedrals
Salary: £25,300 p.a., plus 10% employer’s pension contribution
Hours of work: 35 hours per week, including some evening and weekend work
Principal role: To maintain and establish referrals to Volition from across the Jobcentre Plus network in Greater Manchester;
to work with Jobcentre Plus staff across the Greater Manchester prison network to secure direct referrals onto the Volition programme;
to liaise with existing employer partners who are receptive to offering work trials and other opportunities that assist the move of long-term unemployed into work, and to grow the employer network;
to assist the Director of Volition to secure the financial sustainability of the programme by means of funding bids and other initiatives.
Location: Working across Greater Manchester with both Salford and Manchester Cathedrals