Job vacancy - Volunteer and Team Development Lead

A new strategic role to recruit, retain and manage our dedicated team of 200+ volunteers, and identify, plan, and oversee training and development opportunities across our small, close-knit organisation.

Applications close: Wednesday 5 October.

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Volunteer and Team Development Lead


  • Could you create and deliver a sustainable volunteer recruitment and retention strategy?
  • Would you like to identify, plan, and oversee training and development opportunities across the Trust, for paid and volunteer roles?
  • Do you have the vision to lead on training, development, and recognition event planning and delivery?
  • Are you a team player who could work closely with Leadership Team and wider staff teams to achieve the core aims of the role?
  • Are you ready to hit the ground running? As a new role, your immediate priorities will be agreed with the Leadership Team on appointment.

This role will be key in supporting our Ambitions to be accessible to all young people who have a cancer diagnosis in the UK, and have the biggest impact possible on every one of them. Think you could make that difference? Please apply!

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We value equality, diversity, and inclusion, oppose prejudice, and are committed to being an anti-racist organisation. We strive to be more representative of all young people who have had a cancer diagnosis in the UK and believe diversity amongst the Trust team is key to delivering inclusive experiences for all.

If you share these values and think you are well suited to this role, but for whatever reason, feel underrepresented by anything in this advert, on our website or in any Trust marketing, we strongly encourage you to apply to help us be better.


  • 23 days basic annual leave a year plus all Bank Holidays (typically 8 days).
  • Flexible working – options to work remotely on set days perweek, depending on season and job role/responsibilities
  • Company Pension Plan.
  • Access to professional mental health supervision.
  • Option to enrol in the Benenden Health Care Plan and Health Cash Plan.
  • Vouchers for a free annual eye test at Specsavers.
  • Reward Gateway – discounts on shopping, entertainment, holidays, and more.
  • Musto branded staff kit & supplier discounts.


JOB TITLE:Volunteer and Team Development Lead
SALARY:£32,000CONTRACT TYPE:Full-time*
LOCATION:East Cowes, Isle of Wight or Largs, Scotland or Hybrid*
CLOSING DATE:Wednesday 5 October

*see recruitment pack for full details

About Us

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is a national charity that takes young people aged 8-24 sailing and on outdoor adventures to inspire them to believe in a brighter future living through and beyond cancer. Cancer can have a big impact on a young person’s mental wellbeing. For many young people, simply picking up where they left off before their diagnosis isn’t possible. That is why when treatment ends, our work begins. We believe every young person should feel accepted, independent, and optimistic living through and beyond cancer. Through sailing and outdoor adventure, young people have fun, gain a new sense of purpose and self-worth, rediscover independence, and feel optimism for the future. They realise what they are capable of again - physically, mentally, and socially – and stop feeling like ‘the only one’. They can believe in a brighter future.

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What you will do

  • Volunteer Management (60%)
  • Paid and volunteer team training and development (20%)
  • Volunteer and team event lead (10%)
  • General tasks and duties (5%)
  • Other (5%)

Please download the recruitment pack for full details.

Please note: During the trip peak season from mid-June to mid-September, annual leave is agreed with, and at the discretion of your line manager.

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How to apply

Please download our recruitment pack – in here you will find more information about the role and the Trust and full details on how to apply.

Closing date: Wednesday 5 October (11.59pm)

You can also email any questions [email protected]

Interviews will take place on 12 or 13 October at our East Cowes office or online.

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