Job Opportunities

We have a vacancy for:

Volunteer Coordinator

Please see information and application packs below.
If you would like to discuss the role ahead of applying,
please call Vania on 01273 609184 / 07940 295623 or contact us here

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION: Gladrags is a unique, creative, eco-minded charity providing 8000+ pre-loved costumes to: youth and community projects; schools and colleges; amateur and fringe arts. By providing affordable costume hire, we resource activities that are educational, that entertain communities or that support wellbeing. The recycling and re-use of clothing is intrinsic to our ethos and we actively re-home surplus costumes and fabrics amongst our beneficiaries. We are committed to reaching people who experience disadvantage and isolation, and therefore deliver a number of transformative outreach activities for young and old alike.

We have been making a difference in our community since 1994 and are currently operating with a staff team of 6 part-time workers and an intergenerational team-pool of 25 volunteers. We provide volunteer opportunities for people with a range of learning and support needs, tailoring roles to their interests and aspirations, providing training and work placements that support pathways into traineeships and employment.


Hours:  15 hrs a week. Flexible working hours including on-site, off-site and potential to work some hours remotely. Availability to support volunteers on-site is required on a Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at least 1-2 times a month, according to need. Occasional availability on other days is required to support community outreach and events. 

Status: part-time; self-employed

Pay: £15-£17 per hour, depending on experience

Location: Moulsecoomb, Brighton + some optional remote-working

We are looking for someone with a person-centred approach to recruit, develop and support an effective volunteer team. Gladrags is an inherently sustainable organisation and the value we place on our people is an essential part of this.  As the first point of contact for volunteers, you will match them to rewarding roles that sustain Gladrags’ core activities of costume hire and community activities. With responsibility for implementing a robust and rewarding volunteering programme, you will work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure that volunteering aligns with our organisational aims, whilst equally attending to team wellbeing and positive volunteer experience. 

As our organisation evolves, there is scope to bring new ideas to Gladrags; the Volunteer Coordinator would also be expected to address the following emerging priorities: 

  • developing further volunteering opportunities that support pathways into education, traineeships and employment and that provide accreditation 
  • building further diversity in the team, in particular cultural diversity 
  • broadening volunteering routes and forging links with new volunteer providers

We offer a friendly, creative and professional working environment in an open-plan space that incorporates both our volunteer team and the broad spectrum of beneficiaries and customers who visit our store. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all.

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Monday 11th December, 2023                      Interviews: 13th to 18th December, weekdays, 2023

Opening times by appointment: ****************************** Tuesdays 10am to 6pm Thursdays 10am to 6pm Fridays 10am to 6pm ******************************

Call us:

Tel: 07940 295623


Unit 10 Westergate Business Centre
Westergate road