Activity Leader - Cosham

Activity Leader - Cosham

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Event management
  • Office and Administration Management


Portsmouth, PO6 3AP
Mainly at home
Travel limit? 15 miles


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month or 1-3 hours / week

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As an activity leader, you could be organising speakers and other activities to take place at meetings for people affected by Parkinson's and their loved ones, as well as occasional events outside group meetings like pub lunches.

What will you be doing?

Why we want youActivity leaders lead in person or online activities in a local area that provide support to people affected by Parkinson's. We're looking for someone who is enthusiastic and good with people to be the activity leader. As leader, you will be working with other volunteers doing some or all of the following to make this happen.

What you will be doing

  • Organising all aspects of an activity including the venue, or online / video call sessions, instructor or speaker, refreshments if appropriate
  • Responding to enquiries about the activity
  • Taking payments and bookings for the activity and coordinating attendees.
  • Ensuring there is someone welcoming participants and that the activity runs smoothly.
  • Provide updates and feedback to the relevant coordinator about the activity
  • Think of creative ways to add interest and value to the activity
  • May coordinate / support the process of gathering personal and medical information from participants and checking their suitability for the activity.

What are we looking for?

The skills you need

  • Experience of organising activities or events
  • Are living the Parkinson’s UK values – people-first, uniting, pioneering, driven.
  • Have strong administrative skills, communication and IT skills in order to ensure smooth running of the group.
  • Understand or be willing to learn about facilitating online sessions if appropriate, with the confidence to run safe, inclusive and engaging online sessions
  • Are collaborative and team focused, as you will need to gather and distribute information to everyone involved
  • Have a positive attitude to making things happen in the local community
  • Are motivated and reliable, with strong organisational skills in order to support the group
  • Are enthusiastic and friendly, as you will be representing both the local group and Parkinson's UK

What difference will you make?

  • Be part of an innovative and inclusive organisation committed to improving life for everyone affected by Parkinson's.

Before you apply

Please apply through Reach in the first instance. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete our additional application form.

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