Director of Training and Recruitment


Director of Recruitment and Training

The Director of Recruitment and Training champions the planning, coordination and implementation of EPAfrica's annual Project Worker recruitment and training cycle. You will have a direct impact on how the charity markets itself to new volunteers, and how we prepare them to make an impact with the charity in East Africa. As Director of Recruitment and Training, you will also take up a charity-wide leadership role on the Board of Directors.

Please note that this is a voluntary position

Role Description

Active member of the Board of Directors

The Director of Recruitment and Training sits in EPAfrica's Board of Directors, who lead and manage the charity’s operations day to day. Director roles are some of the most challenging and rewarding in the charity, the are a fantastic opportunity to leave your mark on the organisation.

As a member of the Board of Directors your primary responsibilities are to take a strategic overview of EPAfrica delivery, in line with the charity’s strategy; and to recruit, support, mentor and lead a team of volunteers, including Managers and Presidents.

The Role of Directors withing EPAfrica

The Board of Directors collectively share a number of responsibilities

Chair of the Recruitment and Training Committee

Each Director chairs a committee, made up of Managers, Officers and Associates. A number of your Managers will be EPAfrica’s University Society Presidents, as they are primarily responsible for delivering your Committee’s objectives. Your committee are decision makers; your role is to support and manage them to achieve agreed goals, and to support their growth as volunteers in the process.

As Directors of Recruitment and Training, you will be responsible for shaping and leading the Recruitment and Training Committee and using this to help deliver our outcomes. >>Read more about the Recruitment and Training committee>>

Portfolio of Responsibilities

Leading the Project Worker recruitment cycle

Delivering high-quality recruitment campaigns across EPAfrica’s UK sites in line with our new strategy, and considering novel methods and directions as we adapt to covid-19.

Overseeing the delivery of Project Worker training

Excellent, comprehensive training is the key for robustly preparing Project Workers for the delivery of high-quality projects in East Africa in line with the charity’s strategic objectives.

Supporting the Development of Volunteers

As with all Directors, helping your committee members grow and develop should be an enjoyable and intrinsic part of your role.

Before applying for this role, please ensure that you have reviewed the Board of Directors overview, and the Recruitment and Training Committee page.

Person Specification

We are looking to recruit someone with the following skills and experience:

Core

Experience and demonstrable ability to recruit, build and motivate a team of volunteers

The ability to think strategically, and to lead others in doing so

Ability to supervise a varied portfolio of projects operating at different timescales and prioritise as needed

A positive problem solving and decision making attitude

The ability to foster collaboration and group working

The ability to perform whilst working remotely

Willingness to learn and step up where required, especially at busy times

Desirable

Experience of delivering Project Worker training

Experience of recruiting Project Workers