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Logo: Quantock Hills AONBSomerset County Council

Volunteer Coordinator Officer

37 hours per week

Salary: 19,171 to 21,166 per annum

12 month fixed term contract


About us


We are looking for a confident, enthusiastic person to join the Quantock Hills and Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) teams.


About the job


The role will be to co-ordinate the volunteering opportunities offered through the teams and their partners. You will be responsible for organising tasks in consultation with other members of the AONB teams as well as developing ways to promote volunteering. The post is based at the Quantock Office, Fyne Court, Broomfield on the Quantock Hills and St Ivel House, Hemyock in the Blackdown Hills.


About you


The AONB teams work to protect and enhance the landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage encourage public enjoyment and understanding and support the rural economy of these nationally protected areas.


For an informal discussion about the post please contact Iain Porter, Development Officer, Quantock Hills AONB on 01823 451884 or Lisa Turner, Planning Officer, Blackdown Hills AONB on 01392 383612.


We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:

  • We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including working from home.
  • Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave.
  • Staff discounts in gyms.
  • Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.
  • Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
  • A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work, computers, mobile phones and health screenings.
  • My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more.


Somerset County Council is subject to Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English will be an essential requirement for customer-facing roles.


Apply online, click here


Closing date: 20 October 2019

Interviews: 6 November 2019


Logo: Blackdown Hills AONBJob ref: SCC00863AMB


This job requires a criminal background check (DBS) via the disclosure procedure.




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