Vacancies

Volunteer Opportunities With SwimTayka

SwimTayka teaches children in underserved communities around the world, to swim. We need volunteers to help with our cause from all backgrounds and the following volunteer roles can all be done in the comfort of your own home, without even getting your feet wet! although a passion for swimming and the environment is always welcomed.

Do you share our values? Are you interested in joining the team and using your skills, experience, and passion to serve SwimTayka’s mission and vision?

Rolehrs/month
Finance Officer2 hours a week
Legal & Policy Officer10 hours
Campaign Manager10 hours
Fundraiser10 hours
Strategic Planning Officer10 hours

We’re looking for new team members – Could it be YOU?

Finance Officer

The role includes all bookkeeping and production of monthly management accounts, and annual accounts in conjunction with the Chair. Support in the preparation of annual budgets with the Chair and liaison with the Trustees in other financial matters.
Would suit someone who is used to working flexibly, on their own initiative, copes effectively with managing workloads and deadlines, remains positive, reflective and is pro-active in the face of challenges.

A good communicator with strong numeracy skills and excellent organisational skills.
SwimTayka is committed to Safer Recruitment and all appointments are subject to satisfactory references and pre-employment checks as required in line with our Safeguarding Policy.

SwimTayka supports flexible working arrangements.

  • Responsible to: Chairperson of SwimTayka
  • Location: Any (home-based working)
  • Hours of Work: Flexible – estimated at 2 hours a week

Read more about the role: Download the full Volunteer Description.

Legal & Policy Officer

The Legal Policy Officer will perform a key role in supporting projects overseas.
They will update and develop Swimtayka’s Policies Index, support the development and coordination of SwimTayka’s strategic litigation strategy, and support law and policy development across our priority thematic areas (children’s rights, access to justice, forced displacement and anti-discrimination).
The postholder will be required to liaise with our Partner Organisations to monitor and support their work whilst ensuring laws in both countries are abided by and that our policies do not contradict any laws.
The role requires an individual capable of thinking strategically while being hands-on on a day-to-day basis. The successful candidate will have a legal background with experience working in a similar role in an NGO environment, and be able to demonstrate an aptitude to successfully perform the various facets of the role, ranging from legal analysis and research to support strategic litigation, briefing advocacy targets or galvanising member participation.
The candidate will be highly articulate in English (other languages are an asset) with good IT skills and able to effectively manage and work within networks and coalitions. The candidate will be contributing positively to our organisational ethos, be able to demonstrate a flexible and entrepreneurial ‘can do’ approach and fit well into a challenging environment with an international dimSwimTaykaion.
SwimTayka is committed to Safer Recruitment and all appointments are subject to satisfactory references and pre-employment checks as required in line with our Safeguarding Policy.
SwimTayka supports flexible working arrangements.

  • Responsible to: Chairperson of SwimTayka
  • Location: Any (home-based working)
  • Hours of Work: Flexible – estimated at 10 hours a month

Read more about the role: Download the full Volunteer Description.

Campaign Manager

Swim Tayka is looking for a volunteer to help steer it in the right direction for campaigning, ensuring that the charities campaigning is diverse and can involve a range of activities from lobbying decision-makers to direct action to raise issues in the media.
Are you someone who can work with communities and individuals giving SwimTayka a unique insight into the issues that are being faced and coming up with possible solutions. Scoping out the ground for a campaign and be sure that the aims of the organisation can be successfully achieved?
We are after someone who can clearly identify end goals, understand the likelihood of success, understand what are the resources necessary to achieve the goal and being clear on how the goal relates to it achieving the SwimTayka charitable purpose.
A good communicator with strong numeracy skills and excellent organisational skills.
SwimTayka is committed to Safer Recruitment and all appointments are subject to satisfactory references and pre-employment checks as required in line with our Safeguarding Policy.
SwimTayka supports flexible working arrangements.

  • Responsible to: Chairperson of SwimTayka
  • Location: Any (home-based working)
  • Hours of Work: Flexible – estimated at 10 hours a month

Read more about the role: Download the full Volunteer Description.

Fundraiser

The role includes ensuring that funds are obtained from reputable sources for the right reasons, ensuring that those who need help and guidance in raising funds, receive support, as well as boosting SwimTayka funds to ensure we have the funding to carry out all the projects planned for the current year.
Charities and not not-for-profit organisations rely on donations and funding and in Swim Tayka’s case rely on volunteers to fill such roles. It’s not just about shaking tins and buckets.
Would suit someone who is used to working flexibly, on their own initiative, copes effectively with managing workloads and deadlines, remains positive, reflective and is pro-active in the face of challenges.
A good communicator with strong numeracy skills and excellent organisational skills.
SwimTayka is committed to Safer Recruitment and all appointments are subject to satisfactory references and pre-employment checks as required in line with our Safeguarding Policy.
SwimTayka supports flexible working arrangements.

  • Responsible to: Chairperson of SwimTayka
  • Location: Any (home-based working)
  • Hours of Work: Flexible – estimated at 10 hours a month

Read more about the role: Download the full Volunteer Description.

Strategic Planning Officer

Strategic planning identifies where SwimTayka wants to be at a point in the future and how it is going to get there. The “strategic” part of this planning process is the continual attention to current changes in SwimTayka and its external environment, and how this affects the future of SwimTayka.
Would suit someone who is used to working flexibly, on their own initiative, copes effectively with managing workloads and deadlines, remains positive, reflective and is proactive in the face of challenges.
A good communicator with strong numeracy skills and excellent organisational skills.
SwimTayka is committed to Safer Recruitment and all appointments are subject to satisfactory references and pre-employment checks as required in line with our Safeguarding Policy.
SwimTayka supports flexible working arrangements.

  • Responsible to: Chairperson of SwimTayka
  • Location: Any (home-based working)
  • Hours of Work: Flexible – estimated at 10 hours a month

Read more about the role: Download the full Volunteer Description.