Raleigh Alumni: Volunteer Selectors Role Overview Raleigh


Raleigh Alumni: Volunteer Selectors Role Overview Raleigh
Raleigh Alumni: Volunteer Selectors
Role Overview
Raleigh International is looking for a dedicated group of volunteers to help select 18-25 year olds
to take part in our International Citizenship Service programme. ICS is a UK government
funded development programme that brings together young people from the UK and overseas to
fight poverty. Volunteers will take part in fundraising, an overseas placement and an Action at
Home project. ICS focuses on creation of active global citizens, through community projects and
youth development in some of the world’s poorest communities. If you have been away with
Raleigh on an expedition and would like to facilitate others in having a similar opportunity then
we want to hear from you!
We are looking for Raleigh alumni aged 21 or above, to help us assess potential volunteers on
7 character dimensions. These dimensions are based on the values and attitudes needed to
work alongside in-country volunteers, as part of a team to create lasting impact on the
communities we work with. We run approximately 50 London based selection events per year for
volunteers and team leaders. Each event typically has 20 candidates, and requires a crack team
of 5 Selectors (a mix of Head Office staff and Alumni Selectors) to observe and facilitate groups
throughout the day.
Benefits to you
This is an amazing opportunity if you are looking to gain some work experience in
training, recruitment or selection or if you are interested in working in the charity sector
You will gain an understanding of selection and assessment centres that may help you
with future job hunting
You will develop your interviewing skills, facilitation experience and confidence.
The role will be supported by Raleigh’s Training and Delivery team, and we’ll provide
training in all of the skills required
This is a flexible role – you can work around your other commitments whilst adding a
valuable role and reference to your CV
Best of all, you’ll also be able to share your experience of Raleigh to inform potential ICS
Main duties and responsibilities
Observe candidate behaviours whilst they undertake tasks such as team energisers &
activities, scenario discussions, presentation preparation and delivery
Facilitate small group discussions
Record evidence of observations
Interview Candidates
Join the end of day review to discuss and evaluate observations and evidence
Person specification
An Alumni Selector should:Be a Raleigh alumni with enthusiasm, energy, and passion for Raleigh’s charitable
objectives, and an interest in development issues
Be able to comply with the volunteer’s commitment described below
Be reliable and punctual with strong organisational skills
Have good self-presentation and self assurance
Have the flexibility to adapt quickly to new situations
Have the ability to remain objective when observing behaviours and recording evidence
Be open to learning with ability to receive and give constructive feedback
Be an effective team worker- inclusive and sensitive to group dynamics
Previous facilitation experience, and experience in conducting interviews would be
advantageous but is not essential
Salary: This is an unpaid role but volunteer travel expenses will be covered up to £75 and
lunch will be provided for training, observation and selection days.
Volunteer’s commitment
1. Apply by sending in a CV and covering letter/ email that:Explains your motivations for the role
Outlines any relevant experience you may have and the contribution you think
you can make as a Selector
What you learnt from your Raleigh International expedition experience, and what
you think you can offer to potential ICS programme candidates
What your plans are for the next 6 months
Informal phone conversation for shortlisted applicants with a member of the Training team
Invite successful applicants to observe / practise selection at a ICS Selection Day Event
Attend the next Selectors Training Event, date TBC
We will then ask you to sign up to help at our upcoming Selection events as a fully fledged
We ask you to commit to a minimum of 6 days, over 4 months which will include one day’s
training, observing one selection event and then selecting at a further 4 events.