Please complete all relevant parts of this form clearly in type or dark ink. Please write as much as you need to. The boxes can expand or shrink to fit your text.
Email:Why do you want this job?
EducationMonth/Year / Name of school / college / Qualification / Grade Achieved
Please list any other training received if at all:Month/Year / Name of training course
Employment or voluntary experience
In the following section, we would like you to demonstrate how you meet each point of the person specification which is listed on the left hand side, giving examples of where you meet each point in the right hand box.
In order for us to be able to shortlist applicants, we will score your answers for every point in this section. At interview, you will be further tested against these points, some of which will be tested through a short practical test e.g. IT skills.Be a good communicator / I enjoy working with others and feel that my communication is strong and clear. In my previous role as a customer service advisor, I regularly had to speak to customers about their needs and give clear instructions on what products looked like and when we could deliver these products. Speaking to lots of different people on a day-to-day basis supported me to develop my communication skills and confidence.
Skills and Experience / Evidence of your skills or experience. Please give examples.
Excellent interpersonal skills; the ability to communicate effectively – both orally and in writing - with a wide range of people including people at a senior level within organisations.
An ability to put people at ease, including people who are upset or anxious.
Creative problem solving skills and a flexible approach to team and project work.
Excellent administration skills with experience of all Office applications and Excel/other CRM systems or databases.
Experience and/or interest in communications and using social media.
Well organised with an ability to work under pressure and with competing priorities, using own initiative.
Good attention to detail.
Understanding of the principles and practice of equality and diversity.
Ability to provide management and support to a pool of volunteers.
Ability to identify people’s skills and interests and any barriers to progression, and provide advice and guidance to help people move forward with their lives.
Experience of organising and promoting events.
Please send completed applications by Wednesday 17th January 2018 at 10am, by email to or by post to Head of Volunteering, Volunteer Centre Hackney, Unit 12/13 Springfield House, 5 Tyssen Street, E8 2LY.
If you have any questions, please call Charlotte or Rupal, Head of Volunteering on 020 7241 4443 ext 208.