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Job Description: 
Hope Hub Volunteer 

St Laurence’s Church – Hope Hub 

We take the safety of everyone within the church very seriously and expect everyone to work in accordance with the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy. A copy of the Safeguarding Policy should accompany this Role Description. 

This Role Description is binding in honour only and is does not create a legally binding contract between us. It may be cancelled at any time at the discretion of either party. No employment relationship to be created either now or in the future. 

Principles 

Volunteers working with children, families and vulnerable adults must have a commitment to: 

  • Treat individuals with respect. 
  • Recognise and respect their abilities and potential for development. 
  • Promote their rights to make their own decisions and choices unless it is unsafe. 
  • Ensure their welfare and safety. 
  • The promotion of social justice, social responsibility and respect for others. 
  • Confidentiality, never passing on personal information (except to the person to whom you are responsible) unless there safeguarding issues of concern. 

Safeguarding issues of concern (e.g., an allegation of abuse) must always be reported to the Parish Safeguarding Officer or the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. 

Responsibilities of this role 

  • Assisting with deliveries from Food Bank and Supermarkets 
  • Enabling a safe and structured environment when allocating where the food is stored. 
  • Meeting the user’s requirement i.e., meat/veg and allergies and dietary needs.  
  • Always greeting users with sensitivity and respect.  
  • To work with individuals in a way that meets and develops their personal, spiritual and social needs, exercising active pastoral concern. 
  • To work in accordance with the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy. 
  • To attend team meetings, supervision meetings & training sessions as deemed necessary for your role. 
  • Show good stewardship, care and maintenance of any church owned equipment, making the Line Manager ware of any urgent or essential repairs of equipment. 
  • To undertake any other work that has been agreed and is seen to be appropriate.Page Break 

Accountability 

When carrying out the above responsibilities you will be accountable to: 

  • Laura Edmunds 

Responsibilities of the church 

As a valued volunteer, you can expect the church and St Laurence’s Hope Hub: 

  • To provide a supportive, inclusive and positive environment that helps you to enjoy this role. 
  • To treat you with respect and courtesy. 
  • To provide you with appropriate training. 

Person specification 

  • Friendly, open, approachable, willingness to work with others. 
  • Able to demonstrate an ability to work with members of the community and vulnerable adults/children in a safe and secure setting. 
  • Able to work with other leaders and members in a team environment. 
  • A willingness to develop skills and to engage with training. 
  • Sympathetic to and able to work within the culture and values of a Christian church setting. 
  • Sympathetic to and able to work within the culture and values of a Christian church setting. 

DBS Check 

As a volunteer working with children and/or vulnerable adults, the specifics of this role may require an Enhanced DBS check with barred list information. 

This DBS check needs to be renewed every five years. 

How to Apply 

Please email laura@stlaurences.org or faryn@stlaurences.org to apply. 

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Old Church Road, Coventry CV6 7ED
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