The Volition Volunteer Programme at Liverpool Cathedral has made the short trip down Hope Street to neighbouring cathedral, Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool, to create a new partnership.
Canon Anthony O’Brien, Dean of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool, Dean Pete Wilcox, Dean of Liverpool Cathedral and Paul O’Brien, Programme Coordinator signed the agreement last week to allow Volition Volunteers priority access to vacancies and guaranteed interviews at The Metropolitan.
The Metropolitan joins other forward thinking Liverpool organisations such as Liverpool BID Company and the University of Liverpool in formally agreeing a process around job vacancies.
The aim of the partnership agreement is to create a firm foundation and working relationship between Volition and the Cathedrals and to connect Volition Volunteers to jobs and opportunities within Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool.
The Metropolitan, Volition and Liverpool Cathedral will offer mutual support and create opportunities to promote the CSR value for businesses getting behind the Volition Volunteer Programme in the city of Liverpool.
As well as providing priority access to job vacancies to volunteers The Metropolitan will operate a guaranteed interview scheme for Volition Volunteers who meet the basic essential criteria for a role. This will help people who have the necessary skills and experience boost their chances of getting the job by guaranteeing themselves a spot in front of an employer.
Programme Co-Ordinator Paul O’Brien said “This is a really exciting partnership, it’s great to work with other employers in the city who have the same values as Liverpool Cathedral and are willing to support local residents make positive changes in their lives.”
The Metropolitan has also committed to helping with mock interviews which gives Volunteers the opportunity to face a real life employer in an interview situation. For some this is the first real interview they’ve had in years, for others it can be the first they’ve had in their entire lives.
The partnership agreement helps Volition to carry on the work they have carried out in Liverpool since 2014 which includes helping 61 people back into work, providing over 200 qualifications and 118 people completing the programme.
If you’re an employer who thinks they can support the Volition Volunteer Programme contact Programme Co-Ordinator Paul O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org