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Reference: 65846

Date Added: 3 May 2018
Closing Date: 1 June 2018

Job Title: Programme Officer (Exchanges)

Working For: UNA Exchange

Location: Cardiff

Salary: £21,268 pro rata

Job Details

UNA Exchange is a Cardiff-based international volunteering charity with ambitious plans for growth as we enter our 45th operational year. We are recruiting for a dynamic individual to join the team to deliver across our portfolio of short-term exchanges, including overseas group volunteering, independent volunteering abroad and domestic work camps. The post of Programme Officer (Exchanges) is offered initially on a five-month contract through until 31 October 2018 with potential for extension. This is a part-time position at 0.8 FTE.


Since 1973, UNA Exchange has facilitated international exchanges to and from Wales, empowering individuals to take part in a variety of voluntary service projects that develop communities, protect the historic and natural environments and promote inter-cultural understanding. Aimed predominately at young people aged 18–30, UNA Exchange provides opportunities ranging from two-week residentials through to fully-funded 12-month overseas placements.

The charity receives core funding from Welsh Government together with significant funding from the European Commission for delivery of Erasmus+ youth exchanges. Working in partnership with not-for-profit organisations worldwide, UNA Exchange is a member of the Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations and the UNESCO-affiliated Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service. UNA Exchange is also a member of Bond, VINE UK, WCVA and CWVYS, which facilitates pan-Wales and UK-wide networking.


The key purpose of the role of Programme Officer (Exchanges) is to deliver short-term exchanges to and from Wales, supporting the personal and professional development of participants and beneficial outcomes for communities around the world. With direction from the UNA Exchange Programmes Manager, the post-holder will coordinate delivery of group volunteering, independent volunteering abroad and domestic work camps.

The successful candidate will be passionate about the beneficial outcomes of international volunteering to individual participants and the communities with which they volunteer. You may be a graduate or early-career professional looking for your next development opportunity, happy to take on a short-term but highly rewarding role.

Closing Date: 1 June 2018

Interview/Start Dates

The closing time for all applications is 10 am.

Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview, at the Temple of Peace, Cardiff, on Thursday 7th June 2018 and will be required to make a short presentation.

Application Details

Please download the full role and person specification from our website (https://bit.ly/2KtKPLQ). For an informal discussion about the role, please contact our Director, Tara-Jane Sutcliffe: tarajanesutcliffe@unaexchange.org.

To apply, please supply a CV and covering letter detailing how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role and when you would be available to take up the post.

Website: http://www.unaexchange.org

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