Experienced Volunteer Coordinator needed for Brockley Max

The Brockley Max festival needs someone to recruit, train and organise its volunteers. Max Media Arts (the non-profit organisation that manages the Brockley Max festival) is looking to recruit a Volunteer Coordinator for this key post. This is a paid role suitable for someone with comparable experience managing volunteeers.

Brockley Max is an exciting and inspiring nine-day community arts festival hold in venues throughout Brockley, Crofton Park, Honor Oak and Ladywell. Now in its 14th year, the festival provides an opportunity for the local creative community to display their talents, and for the wider community to participate in a wide range of arts activities.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Brockley Max, so the Volunteer Coordinator is an essential role.  We need 23 days of your time between the end of April and the end of June (the role is funded by the Big Lottery Fund) and will pay you £100 per day on a freelance basis.

The main tasks will be:

  • To develop a volunteer programme for the festival and the organisation;
  • To recruit, train, manage and support up to 100 volunteers (including young volunteers) working on event management, security, administration etc
  • To review and update the organisation’s volunteer documents including induction documents, policies, volunteer records and rotas;
  • To network with similar organisations to share knowledge, best practice and volunteer opportunities;
  • To explore added value such as TimeBank credits
  • To evaluate the effectiveness and success of the volunteer programme to funders and Board.

Person specification

  • The successful candidate must have previous experience as a Volunteer Coordinator, and will have the following skills and experience:
  • Experience in outreaching and  promoting volunteering roles to all ages but in particular younger and older volunteers,  via face to face and social media
  • Experience of volunteer coordination including developing rotas/scheduling
  • Experience of hand’s on management of volunteers both at a distance and at large events
  • The ability to act autonomously and as part of a team
  • The ability to motivate and support others
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • An interest in the arts and local community

Time commitment

The role will require a commitment of 23 days consisting of:

Eleven days preparation (dates flexible between April and end of May )

Nine days during the festival (you must be available on 29 May, 5 and 6 June)

Four days of post-festival evaluation to be completed during June.

To apply please send a copy of your CV and covering email to moira@brockleymax.co.uk by 13 April 2015.  Informal interviews will be conducted in the week commencing 21 April.

Background about Brockley Max

Brockley Max is organised by Max Media Arts, a not-for-profit community interest company committed to creating arts projects in the community. The festival involves and engages residents and visitors of all ages and backgrounds through family-friendly activities, exhibitions, workshops and events, making it a beacon of civic pride and neighbourliness.

Around 5,000 people came to last year’s Brockley Max festival, reflecting the area’s passion for the arts, one that is community focused, enriching lives and producing shared values. Events and exhibitions are held at more than 20 local venues throughout the nine days of the Brockley Max.

The festival’s main events are the Opening Night, a legendary evening of entertainment by leading local bands. This takes place in the heart of Brockley, near Brockley station on the first Friday of the festival. On the last day of Brockley Max we put on an ‘Art in the Park’ family day in Hilly Fields park with children’s workshops, plus a day-long programme of music, art and performance for all the family.


Brockley Max volunteers

Volunteers help with stewarding at Art In The Park – Brockley Max’s family fun day