Health Walks Development Officer (Rushmoor Voluntary Services)

Following a successful bid to Public Health England, RVS have been commissioned to offer Health Walks for Rushmoor Residents.  Initially a two-year fixed term contract to 30th April 2025.  The Development Officer will set up the programme, recruiting volunteers and establishing safe walks in the district.

About the Rushmoor Voluntary Service

Established as a registered charity in 1971, RVS are the Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) in Rushmoor. Their role in the community is to champion volunteering and to support any voluntary or community group working in the Borough of Rushmoor.

Their Mission

In partnership with the voluntary, statutory and business sectors, enabling all the people of Rushmoor to play a full and active part in the life of the local community.

About The Role

The successful candidate will:

  • Recruit, support and supervise suitable volunteers and identify lead volunteers.
  • Develop a programme of Health Walks for Rushmoor residents – a minimum of 6 walks per week, led by volunteers.
  • Promote widely the walks within the local community ensuring good take up and engagement.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will be educated to a good standard, be administratively self-supporting and possess excellent IT skills. You will possess a positive, ‘can do’ manner, be approachable and respectful with the ability to motivate and influence people.

You will have experience of project/service delivery leadership, ideally within the voluntary sector.

As well as understand what best practice in volunteer recruitment, supervision and support looks like.

How To Apply

To apply for this role, please send your CV (including current salary) and a supporting statement to

Your statement should explain why you would like the role, what you will bring to the organisation and how your skills and experience reflect those specified. It should be no longer than two pages.

For more information, see the Application Guidelines on their website.

Applications will be assessed as they are received and interviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, RVS may close the recruitment at any time.

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