Vine Trust: Connecting People to Make a Difference

Programme Manager – Overseas Expeditions & Education

Posted on June 17, 2016 by Stewart.

Programme Manager – Overseas Expeditions & Education

(£28,500 - Full time post based in Leith Edinburgh)

This is a key management post in the continued growth and development of the Trust’s overseas volunteering work, with a major emphasis on all aspects of the promotion, recruitment and nurture of volunteers and the successful programme delivery and development of our home building and schools expeditions to Tanzania and Peru.

Educated to graduate level, with previous management responsibilities, the successful candidate will have “a can do self-starting attitude” ideally with overseas and volunteer experience. Reporting to the Chief Executive, the successful applicant will lead the growth and ongoing development of our non-medical overseas expeditions and be responsible for meeting volunteer recruitment target and ensuring a safe and first rate experience for all our volunteers. Outstanding inter-personal, communications and relationship management skills are required, together with a strategic approach and strong logistical, social media and IT ability. A clear and enthusiastic endorsement of the Trust’s ethos is also essential.

The Vine Trust is an international interdenominational Christian volunteering charity, committed to overseas development with a passion to connect people to some of the poorest communities in South America and East Africa.  As a Trust we welcome people of faith and no faith and invite them to become ambassadors for the poor as we deliver humanitarian projects to vulnerable communities and groups which are made available to all regardless of creed, race, gender or orientation.

Through our short term medical, home building and schools volunteering programmes we send around 400 volunteers to Peru and Tanzania each year to support the delivery of primary healthcare on the Peruvian Amazon and Lake Victoria Tanzania which now benefits over 150,000 people per year. We also build homes for orphan and abandoned children and support several residential care centres in Tanzania with the ongoing upkeep of their buildings.

If you believe in volunteering, the incredible potential of how ordinary people together can achieve extraordinary things and relish the opportunity to lead our Expedition and Education Programmes and have the ability to grow these areas of work then get in touch. We’d love to hear why you think you are the person who should join us and specifically how your experience and abilities MATCH the attached job description.

Please send your detailed letter of application along with your CV and two referees who can speak about you and your abilities without being members of your extended family to:-  

admin@vinetrust.org  by noon on Monday 4th July 2016

Previous Applicants need NOT apply. 

Click here to read the full job description.

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