News - 1st June 2023

We’re Hiring – Volunteer Impact & Engagement Manager

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We’re recruiting!


From quiet beginnings, parkrun has grown into a worldwide social movement with community at its beating heart.


Committed to breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and bringing communities together, we deliver free, weekly, timed events that people of all ages and backgrounds can take part in – as volunteers, walkers, joggers, runners and spectators.


Our mission is to create a healthier and happier planet. Now in our 18th year, parkruns are delivered in over 2,200 locations across 22 countries.


The role


In order to support our growth, we are seeking to appoint a full-time Volunteer Impact & Engagement Manager to join our team on the Gold Coast.


Through the direction of the Head of Event Delivery APAC, the Volunteer Impact & Engagement Manager plays a pivotal role in influencing volunteering strategy and leading on all aspects of volunteer recruitment, training, engagement and culture.


Are you passionate about parkrun? Fanatical about finding solutions? Made to manage multiple projects at once? Love interacting with people? We want to hear from you!


The successful applicant will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment alongside a supportive and fun team, and will play a key role in helping parkrun create a healthier and happier planet.


Application Process


  • Update your CV, making sure it’s tailored to the job description and person specification.
  • Write a magnificent cover letter that sets out what makes you a strong candidate and why you should be selected to interview.
  • Submit your application here before the deadline.

    Applications close 5pm EST Friday 9th June 2023.


    Some important information


  • You have a maximum of three pages to sell yourself. One sheet for the cover letter and two sheets for the CV.
  • Interviews will take place in our Gold Coast Office on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 June.

    parkrun are committed to creating an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process. If we can support you in any way, please do let us know.


    We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups, to enable us to bring diversity of perspective to our thinking and conversation. We are committed to inclusion and ensuring that everyone that joins the organisation has what they need to thrive personally and professionally. If you share our values and ambitions, and have the skills and experience, then we would be delighted to receive your application.



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