Royal Hospital Chelsea – Volunteer & Work Experience Co-ordinator


We are delighted to be recruiting for a part time Volunteer & Work Experience Co-ordinator to work at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. This is a fixed term contract until 31 December 2025, working 25 hours per week, or approximately 3 days. This role will involve some evening or weekend working, as well travelling to represent Royal Hospital Chelsea at external volunteer and community events. The FTE salary range for this post is £26,396 – £28,456 (dependent on experience). The closing date for this post is 2 April and interviews are provisionally scheduled for 13 April.

The role

The purpose of the Volunteer & Work Experience Co-ordinator role is to build a team of volunteers from the Royal Hospital Chelsea community, veteran community (including spouses of Service personnel) and wider area to support the activities in our new Visitor, Outreach and Heritage Centre. Working closely with our Volunteer Manager, the Co-ordinator will organise volunteer recruitment days and events to acknowledge and thank volunteers for their invaluable contribution.

The successful candidate will also develop a work experience programme for young people. This includes internships, opportunities for Master’s students to undertake project based work, rolling work experience opportunities and events for local people to engage with the Royal Hospital’s heritage.

The post-holder will sit within the new Audience Engagement team, working closely with volunteers and partners, such as Chelsea Pensioner tour and museum guides, other universities offering heritage programmes, local secondary schools and academies, and the project’s design team.

Who we are looking for:

You will have the knowledge and experience of running or supporting a volunteer programme and work experience opportunities, coordinating training for volunteers, volunteer reward schemes and managing rotas. You will love working with teams, meeting people, and forming partnerships. You gain satisfaction from enabling others to achieve their potential and you motivate those around you.  No formal qualifications are needed for this role, and we encourage everyone with the appropriate skills, experience and potential to apply. We welcome applications from those who can understand and show empathy with our mission and purpose.

About us.

The ethos of the Royal Hospital is one that puts a premium on selflessness and companionship.  Our values of nurturing belonging, respect individuals, encourage pride and enjoy life underpin that ethos. We are united in a shared purpose, living and working together and ensuring everyone has a place in our diverse social and military community.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is dedicated to equality, diversity, and inclusion, where all backgrounds and abilities can reach their full potential. We pride ourselves on attracting a wide range of talent, removing potential barriers, and promoting equal opportunities. We know, the more varied and inclusive our teams are, the better our organisation will be for our community. We are a Disability Confident employer dedicated to hiring diverse talent and ensuring you are treated with respect throughout the recruitment process and upon joining our community.

Our selection process.

Should your application be successful you will be invited to a formal interview where you will be asked questions relating to your experiences and key requirements of the role. If you are successful after the interviews we will:

  • Ask for references from those you have listed on your application form
  • Check your right to live and work in the UK
  • Check any declarations you have made on your application form
  • Ask you to complete a medical form
  • Carry out an Enhanced DBS application.

To apply, please get in touch with

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