Employer Supported Volunteering Programme Oldham

Employer Supported Volunteering Programme Oldham

The council’s Employer Supported Volunteering scheme supports our ambition to develop a co-operative future for the borough and our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility.

Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
The Provision of the Employer Supported Volunteering Programme Support Function
The council’s Employer Supported Volunteering scheme supports our ambition to develop a co-operative future for the borough and our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility.
A co-operative future for Oldham is one where citizens, partners and staff work together to improve the borough and create a confident and ambitious place. We want all members of the community to be able to play an active part in building our co-operative borough. Put simply, becoming a co-operative borough is about everybody doing their bit and everybody benefitting.
A part of becoming a Co-operative Council is to better connect the organisation with the communities it serves and change the relationship to one of mutual benefit.
An employee volunteering scheme provides the perfect opportunity to reconnect our staff with our communities by sharing their professional expertise and skills for the benefit of those communities.  Employee volunteering should also help to spread the spirit of co-operation across the borough, and through leading by example, our volunteering activity may help to encourage other people and businesses to do the same.
Community, voluntary and charitable organisations in the borough, and the people and places they work with, will benefit directly from the scheme. In a time of reduced funding, the additional help from volunteers who perhaps would otherwise not participate in volunteering is very much welcomed by the sector. Employee volunteering schemes will help employees gain a greater understanding of the needs and issues of local communities, and therefore contribute to the council’s overall understanding of the communities we work for.
The council has delivered a successful pilot employer supported volunteering scheme and is now seeking to extend the scheme to all of its employees over a phased three year period.  In order to achieve this, the council is seeking to engage an organisation with a proven track record in this area and extensive links to Oldham’s third sector.  The purpose of this arrangement is to support Oldham Council in the process of developing and delivering suitable placements for council volunteers within Oldham’s various voluntary organisations.

Contact:
Mr Steve Hark
Email Address:
steve.hark@oldham.gov.uk
Telephone:
01617701260
Address:
Corporate Procurement Level 8
Civic Centre, West Street
Oldham
Lancashire
OL1 1UT
United Kingdom
Key Dates
23/07/2012
26/07/2013
02/07/2012 10:00
13/07/2012 12:00
Other Information
12 (months)
12 (months)
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