Ticket prices: £40 non-members, £25 AVM members

  • Are you facing redundancy, and want some tips on finding your next role?
  • Are you unsure how the pandemic is having an impact on job searches now?
  • Maybe you’re looking for a new volunteer management job, and finding things tough.
  • Maybe you’re a recruiting manager looking for insight to improve the recruitment process for candidates.

We know finding a new job is a stressful experience, and the additional pressures of online interviews don’t make it easier. That’s why we’ve invited a career expert, a recruiting manager (in the volunteer management profession), and an expert in building and maintaining resilience to this event, to share with you how to develop skills to apply and secure a new job in volunteer management, and develop resilience through your job search.

At this event you will learn:

  • How to update your CV so it stands out in a crowded job market
  • Top tips for finding the right jobs
  • How to make the best impression in online interviews
  • How to gain and maintain resilience during your job search.
  • What recruiters are looking for right now

Recruiting managers may also be interested in this event, to hear how RNIB have anonymised their recruitment processes in order to reduce bias in recruitment.


This is a half-day event, starting at 9:30 am, and will be on Zoom (read our Zoom tips for getting the best out of online events). There will be opportunities to ask our speakers questions, and discuss – confidentially – in small groups.

09:30     Welcome, introductions and networking
10:00     Adam Stacey, Charisma Recruitment: tips & Q&A with a professional recruiter
10:40     Break
10:50     Cass Kamara, RNIB: What recruiters are looking for
11:10    Charlotte Hinks, Acacia Coaching and Development: Staying resilient through your job search
11:30     Panel Q&A
12:00     Reflections and next steps (in small groups)
12:20     Wrap up and closing remarks
12:30     Event ends

Don’t delay: this event has limited places, so sign up today!

About our speakers

Cassandra Kamara, Volunteering Engagement and Support Manager, RNIB
Cass is the Volunteering Engagement and Support Manager at the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). She started her charity career in Australia, before moving to the UK over five years ago. Her previous roles have involved volunteer development and engagement as well as dabbling in monitoring and evaluation. More recently, Cass has recruited new staff to her team and will reflect on recruiting during the pandemic. She’s keen to share her experience as a hiring manager to support volunteer managers with seeking and securing a new role.

Adam Stacey, Director at Charisma Charity Recruitment
Charisma partner with the charity and not-for-profit sectors to support on their recruitment needs, as well as supporting candidates looking for a new role. Adam will be sharing with event attendees his thoughts on the current job market, and will discuss interview technique, CV’s, negotiating flexibility, creating winning applications and lots more.

Charlotte Hinks, Acacia Coaching and Development
Charlotte is a qualified coach and facilitator. She has extensive experience of supporting managers and leaders within the Charity sector to look after their own well-being, so that they can continue to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in society. Charlotte is keen to share her experience as a well-being specialist to provide some practical tools for building and maintaining your personal resilience during your job search and beyond.


If you need support to access this event, please let us know when you book. If you have any questions ahead of booking, please do get in touch.

AVM members’ discount

AVM members are eligible for a £15 discount on the event ticket price. Please check your latest members’ email for your discount code. To access your discount you should add it into the Coupon code section before you check out.

If you’re not an AVM member, you can join today to access your discount to this, and future public events – including our annual conference in October, as well as other benefits of AVM membership, including:

  • Exclusive member-only events, including AVM’s business book club
  • A back catalogue of selected past events
  • AVM Connect, our random matching, connecting you to expand your networks
  • AVM’s mentoring programme

Join AVM today to access your discount on your event.

Don’t delay: this event has limited places, so sign up today!

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February 11
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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