Charity No 1169595

Outreach Project manager


Salary: c£22k which can be negotiated to suit the right candidate.

Location:The project covers the South Yorkshire regional area.  The daily working location will be determined by the work required and agreement with the project sponsor.

Hours and Working Pattern: Full time, to include Friday mornings at the MCVC Drop in session, remainder by arrangement to suit job requirements.  There may be a requirement to work some weekend days and evenings occasionally.

Term of Employment: Two-year initial contract with a six month probationary period.  Possibility of extending, subject to demonstrating project success and continuing funding.


MCVC are seeking an individual with the suitable skill sets to work developing the MCVC outreach program. The project manager will develop current policy, link with the veteran champions of Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham councils and the numerous veteran organisations and charitable groups in the region.  In addition, the project manager will be responsible for the training and management of a volunteer workforce, plan and coordinate outreach bookings and deliver outreach presentations, maintain records and keep statistics and develop existing veterans support network.

Successful candidates will have some previous experience of dealing with charitable and support organisations and preferably a sound understanding of the veteran’s landscape. The successful candidate will be a self-starter and a person who has the ability to enthuse and motivate a volunteer group, generate interest in the project and manage the small team of mentors. A confident manner, good interpersonal skills and a flair for innovative methods of supporting individuals and sound administrative ability will also be required.  Previous military service is desirable but not essential.


A table of essential and desirable skills is below:


Essential Desirable
Previous project management experience Previous military experience
Experience of dealing with charitable and support organisations Experience of dealing with veteran support organisations
Experience of developing policy and services Experience of working within an outreach programme
Ability to lead and manage a team of volunteers, including identifying and undertaking training Understanding of issues facing veterans and avenues of support available
Ability to enthuse and motivate volunteers First Aid trained
Management experience Health & Safety awareness
Ability to write reports and keep statistics Ability to conduct dynamic risk assessments
Demonstrate collaborative working experience, including partnership working Manage simple accounts
Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key groups and organisations, including veteran champions  
Ability to generate interest in the project through effective marketing and partnership working  
Ability to maintain and develop support network  
Be an effective communicator (written and interpersonal)  
Have experience at delivering presentations to the public  
Creative flair for developing innovative methods of supporting individuals  
Work with the minimum of direction and supervision within set guidelines.  
Confident self-starter  
Be proficient with computer-based software and communications methods  
Be personally well organised  
Hold a current driving licence  


MCVC are looking to build on a successful start to this project and will be supportive of the right applicant.  We will be happy to discuss working patterns outside of Friday mornings (which is an essential period of work).

How to Apply:

MCVC are happy to take applications in the form of a CV with a covering letter to the following:

Email –

By post to :

Lt Col RA McPherson MBE

Voluntary Action Rotherham

Coke Hill


S60 2HX


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