Network Development Officer

Closing date: Monday 30 September 2019 (9am)

About us

We're the UK's leading charity for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

Right now, over 300,000 people in the UK are living with a lifelong disease that many people have never heard of. And the real number could be almost double that.

Because of the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding these diseases, thousands of people are suffering in silence. But they're not alone. We're here for them. And we're not going anywhere until we've beaten Crohn's and Colitis for good. 

The role

Starting salary: up to £25,000 per annum

Full Time (35 hours per week)

A great opportunity has arisen for a Network Development Officer to join our Information & Support Services team to support the growth and development of volunteer led Local and Family Networks across the UK.  It is an exciting time for the charity with a growing ambition and determination to do more for people with Crohn’s and Colitis. This role will play an important part in helping us take the charity forward.

With a specific focus on working closely with volunteers within Local and Family Networks, you’ll be responsible for supporting them to deliver the charity’s ambitious strategic plan. Although no direct line management duties, the successful candidate will be responsible for liaising with hundreds of volunteers across the UK.  You will be part of our friendly and committed Volunteering Team based in our main office in Hatfield.

The role involves regular travel and some overnight stays, including weekends, in various locations across the UK.

Our office is informal, open plan and designed to create a vibrant and productive workspace for all our staff. Less than a 30-minute train ride from London King’s Cross and with easy access by car, cycle or bus.

About you

You’ll have significant experience of supporting and developing a diverse pool of volunteers and applying best practice principles to volunteering.  You’ll have worked in a customer service environment and have excellent IT, data entry and accuracy skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills and able to work without close supervision and to agreed deadlines. Along with these abilities you will be enthusiastic to interact with our volunteers and have a calm, consistent and flexible approach to work.

If you think this role could be for you and believe you have what we are looking for, then we would love to hear from you.


How to apply

Closing date: Monday 30 September 2019 (9am)

To apply for this position, please complete our Application Form along with our Equal Opportunity Monitoring form, ensuring that the information you include in the supporting statement section fully addresses the criteria outlined in the person specification.

Send your completed forms to:

Alternatively, post your application to:

Human Resources
Crohn’s & Colitis UK
1 Bishops Square
AL10 9NE