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Northern Ireland Clubs Officer

Tamba is the only UK-wide charity working to improve the lives of twins, triplets or more, and their families. We do this through successful campaigning to improve health and developmental outcomes; funding clinical research to reduce the risks faced before, during and after birth; and by providing practical support for all families.

Job Description

This role will enable and support the development and long-term sustainability of Tamba clubs in Northern Ireland. 

Responsible to - Tamba NI Coordinator

Hours – 27 per week

Salary - £20K pro rata

Term – 3 year fixed funded by The National Lottery Community Fund Northern Ireland

Based between home and NICVA offices, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GB

Travel – there will be travel involved in this role (own transport is essential)

The Clubs Officer will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Recruit and regularly liaise with 6 club volunteer facilitators for 6 clubs across Northern Ireland.
  • Organise 2 training sessions for club volunteer facilitators each year covering areas including community fundraising, budget management and committee succession planning.
  • Make frequent visits to clubs to meet parents, listen to their feedback and ideas & facilitate clubs when the facilitator is unable to attend
  • Ensure feedback from parents, and ideas suggested by parents are followed up by club facilitators & changes are made to best suit families’ needs
  • Collect and collate venue invoices and volunteer expenses and submit to finance team at Tamba HQ
  • Work with facilitators to promote clubs, increase attendance rates at (Belfast, Bangor, Antrim, Newry, Lisburn and Londonderry), retain attendance rates at the more popular clubs and ensure new families are aware of meetings. This will include connecting with partner organisations which support multiple birth families including Surestart, tinyLife, Home-Start and HSCT and managing Tamba social media feeds.
  • Liaise with staff at Twin Clinics to arrange clearance for facilitators to meet expectant parents in clinic waiting rooms and encourage them to attend their local club. Ensure hard-to-reach families and those least likely to attend are encouraged and supported to attend.
  • Supply Tamba booklets and factsheets (e.g. feeding, weaning, potty training) to each facilitator to distribute to club attendees and update facilitators on other Tamba support available to they can signpost families.
  • Encourage and support each club to develop and trial ways to generate fundraising income in years 2 & 3 to ensure sustainability beyond the term of the grant. Support the organisation of fundraising events, help to identify local community grants and company giving schemes, attend meetings with potential funders and support written applications.
  • Support the recruitment for and set up of club committees in year 2 and work with each facilitator to provide guidance for succession planning.
  • Work with facilitators to research fees charged at other community groups and trial a phased introduction of attendance fees across all clubs in year 3 with a view to clubs self-funding beyond the term of the grant. 
  • Any other duties in relation to this project

Criteria (Key: Essential = E, Desirable = D)

Qualifications

Good academic record up to degree, or 2 years experience in a similar role E

Experience

Previous role in voluntary sector  D

Managing volunteers D

Voluntary groups D

Skills

Excellent, organisational and communication skills (including attention to detail) E

Excellent written communication skills E

Excellent interpersonal skills, including oral communication and presentation  E

Computer literacy, MS Office Suite E

Knowledge of social media E

Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality as appropriate E

Knowledge

NI voluntary sector D

Monitoring social media groups D

Working with families from all backgrounds D

Knowledge of multiple births D

Personal Qualities

Goal-orientated E

Enjoys working within a team E

Ability to prioritise a demanding workload in a pressurised environment and meet strict deadlines E

Friendly and professional approach towards colleagues E

Interest in families and children E

Full clean driving licence and access to a car E

 

To apply please send CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the criteria of the role along with monitoring form (in a separate sealed envelope) to

Kelly McDonald

Northern Ireland Coordinator

Tamba

61 Duncairn Gardens

Belfast

BT15 2QB

 

Closing date for applications – Friday 22nd February

 

Interviews held – Friday 8 March 2019

 

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