Volunteer Services Co-Ordinator

€28,121 - €2,812,084 yearly
  • Polaris Children Services
  • Episkopi Garrison, Episkopi, Cyprus
  • 25/01/2023
Part time Other

Job Description

Role: Volunteer Services Co-Ordinator

Location: Episkopi, Cyprus  

Salary: £24,768 prorated  

Hours: 25 hours per week, Monday - Friday

Benefits:  30 days Annual Leave (increasing to 35 days with length of service) + Bank Holidays, Life Assurance x2, Employee Discount Scheme  (all benefits will be prorated)

About Us

Polaris Children’s Services is part of the Polaris Community of companies and delivers statutory and non-statutory social care services the UK and to military communities overseas.

Since 2014 we have provided social work services to the Ministry of Defence in Germany and in October 2019 expanded our overseas work with the British military and associated civilian personnel and their families across Europe, Canada, Kenya, Belize and the United States of America and Saudi Arabia.

From 1st July 2020 we expanded our services to include the British Forces Social Work Service in Cyprus and the South Atlantic Islands. 

While all under the management of Polaris Children’s Services we are proud to have developed our own BFSWS brand with specific identities for each service within our community of military social work services. 

An opportunity has arisen in the Polaris Children Services, British Forces Social Work team in Cyprus for a part time Volunteer Services Co-Ordinator.     

About the Role

The BFSWS Cyprus Volunteer Co-ordinator is responsible for the provision and delivery of competent and confidential Volunteer Service, to the British Forces Cyprus (BFC) entitled serving Community, BFSWS Professionals and other BFC Agencies in line with Polaris & BFSWS Policies and Procedures. The BFSWS Volunteer Coordinator must act at all times in a manner that upholds the reputation of Polaris & BFSWS, VS &WS UK and MOD and promote the welfare of its service.

Working for Polaris Children’s Service is all about making a positive difference to the personnel within the military community. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to work within a military environment.  You will ideally have an understanding of the armed forces community. 

If you have experience of working closely with services users and sound administrative skills, then this is the ideal role for you.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE: but not exhaustive

  • Receive and allocate referrals from volunteers from BFSWS professionals, service users, military police and other welfare agencies
  • Interview, recruit, train and supervise sufficient BFSWS Volunteers, (ESBA & WSBA) to deliver the range of services provided by the Service, as appropriate
  • Oversee the progress of cases and seek advice when necessary from social work service colleagues and other agencies as required
  • Manage and operate the victim support service
  • Plan, organise and evaluate relevant and appropriate training for BFSWS volunteers as required
  • Arrange support groups meetings, ensuring that volunteers meet on a regular basis


  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent with grades A-C in English
  • NVQ Level 3 in Social Care or similar qualification
  • Understanding and experience of working within a military environment
  • Proficient computer literacy skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally with a  wide range of people
  • Good organisational skills, including the ability to plan and organise events
  • Experience for working closely with service users
  • Competent recruitment, interviewing and selection skiils
  • Full driving licence for manual cars
  • The successful candidate must have the right to live and work in the Republic of Cyprus or the European Union
  • Applications are welcomed from UK nationals. However in line with local legislation, priority will be given to those who already have the right to live and work in Cyprus / EU.


Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of duties and you may be asked to undertake such other duties that are required commensurate with the role. As outlined in the job description

Polaris Children’s Services is committed to equality in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunities employer.  We have also been awarded Disability Confident Employer status by the Jobcentre plus. We reserve the right to withdraw this advert without notification.  The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check at enhanced level if successful for the position.