We're recruiting! Volunteer and Wellbeing coordinator role

April 11, 2023

We're recruiting! Volunteer and Wellbeing coordinator role

Volunteer and Wellbeing Coordinator (VWC)

About us 

Forty Hall Community Vineyard (FHCV) is a pioneering social enterprise which has established a 10 acre community vineyard in Enfield, north London.  Largely looked after by local volunteers, the vineyard is the first commercial scale vineyard in London since the middle ages, producing English still and sparkling wines. The vineyard is one of a rapidly growing number of ecotherapy projects around the UK, which aims to boost physical and mental wellbeing through social connection and gentle outdoor activity.  We do this through offering volunteering opportunities throughout the year.

 Volunteers are central to what we do and the Volunteer and Wellbeing Coordinator (VWC) has the responsibility for making sure that volunteering at FHCV is a positive experience. As the first point of contact for volunteers, a VWC should be in the field with volunteers as much as possible. VWC works closely with and supports the work of the Head of Operations (HO).

Terms:          Freelance contract.  The successful candidate must be registered with HMRC and will be responsible for settling any tax incurred and payable as a result of providing the services.

Pay:               £16.25 per hour

Hours:          An average of 15 hours a week.  It is expected that you will attend part or all of the Monday morning and Wednesday morning sessions in the vineyard and at least one Sunday morning per month.

Location:      Forty Hall Farm and Vineyard, with flexibility for occasional off-site working

Key elements of the role

  • Manage the volunteer population to make sure that there are sufficient volunteer numbers to deliver all planned activities and tasks
  • Manage all volunteer recruitment
  • Develop and implement an induction programme for new volunteers and ongoing training for all volunteers so that everyone can carry out their volunteer role effectively
  • Ensure all Capel Manor College requirements are followed in respect of volunteer registration, ID badges and induction
  • Hold meetings with groups of volunteers to gain feedback and insight into their experience. Make HO aware of feedback and be prepared to make recommendations for further action where appropriate
  • Working with the HO, implement a ‘listening ear’ buddy system in the vineyard. VWC is responsible for the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the programme
  • Play a lead role in the organisation of activities, training and events for volunteers
  • Develop connections with the volunteering community outside of FHCV
  • Work closely with the HO to devise and then run an annual volunteer survey, evaluation and annual review meeting
  • Maintain and carry out data analysis on volunteer database, tracking attendance, monitoring volunteering trends and make recommendations to inform future practice and to support fundraising and other activities
  • Develop good lines of communication with Team Leaders so that volunteer induction and training is aligned with vineyard tasks
  • Play a lead role in the organisation of events, open days etc taking guidance from HO
  • Make sure risk assessments are in place for all volunteer activities
  • Support and contribute to other FHV tasks/projects as determined by HO

Person specification

  • Able to communicate effectively with a diverse range of people
  • Experience of managing/leading volunteers and coordinating projects and volunteers
  • Passionate about volunteering with a good understanding of why people volunteer and how to motivate
  • Able to deal with information in a confidential manner and respond with sensitivity
  • Resourceful with good organisational, admin and IT skills
  • Experience of producing clear written and oral reports
  • Experience of developing productive links with other organisations and agencies
  • Possess an empathetic and non-judgemental approach to people and work.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team without supervision


  • An understanding of the ‘not for profit’ social enterprise sector
  • Knowledge of working with mental health issues or other support needs, gained through training or experience
  • Knowledge or interest in the benefits of ecotherapy for mental wellbeing
  • Knowledge, experience or interest in farming, horticulture or viticulture

Please send CV with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the position to info@fortyhallvineyard.com  

Deadline for applications 8pm, Sunday 30th April 2023

Interviews scheduled for 10th May 2023 



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