Branch Chair - Horsham

Branch Chair - Horsham

Ongoing role
J92481
At a glance

Skills

  • Strategic development and planning
  • General / operations management

Where

Mannings Heath, RH13 6JU
Mainly at home

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week or 3-7 hours / week

Can you make a difference to the lives of people with Parkinson’s locally? Do you enjoy bringing people together and being part of a team?As a forward thinking and dynamic Branch Chair you'll provide leadership to the group.

What will you be doing?

The skills you need

  • Enthusiasm; for Parkinson's UK and as an ambassador for your local group
  • Strong leadership, organisational, delegation and communication skills
  • The ability to lead meetings and the group in an open and inclusive way, making decisions that take into account and respond effectively to multiple viewpoints
  • Can-do attitude to making things happen in your local community, taking on board the feedback of those affected by Parkinson's in your area and responding in innovative ways
  • Confident and willing to learn / use a computer, email and other digital tools

What's in it for you

  • Play a crucial role in the local Parkinson's community, Team Parkinson’s, and wider local planning, making new friends and building connections
  • Develop valuable leadership, teamwork and people skills
  • You'll be part of a pioneering organisation, committed to finding a cure and improving life for everyone affected by Parkinson's - in your local area and beyond

It's important that people affected by Parkinson’s can trust us with their personal information. As a Branch Chair you would be handling personal or sensitive data, so by undertaking this role you'll need to complete and maintain your data protection and confidentiality training. As part of recruitment, you will be asked to provide a reference for this role.

 

What are we looking for?

  • Enthusiasm; for Parkinson's UK and as an ambassador for your local group
  • Strong leadership, organisational, delegation and communication skills
  • The ability to lead meetings and the group in an open and inclusive way, making decisions that take into account and respond effectively to multiple viewpoints
  • Can-do attitude to making things happen in your local community, taking on board the feedback of those affected by Parkinson's in your area and responding in innovative ways
  • Confident and willing to learn / use a computer, email and other digital tools

What difference will you make?

​​​​​​​As a forward thinking and dynamic Branch Chair you'll provide leadership to the group, from liaising with the wider charity to bringing out the best in the volunteer team. You’ll use your leadership skills to shape the support, friendship and activities offered in your area.

Why we want you

Can you inspire and bring a team together? We need leaders to bring together the Parkinson’s UK community locally in line with the charity's values. Local groups across the UK are run by volunteers and offer friendship and support to people living with Parkinson's and their families and friends.

You’ll be the driving force in ensuring your local team of volunteers has the greatest possible impact on those affected by Parkinson's in your area.

What you will be doing

  • Be an ambassador for Team Parkinson’s - engaging with local staff, volunteers, and your local community, to ensure the group has the greatest possible impact on those affected by Parkinson's in your area
  • Staying up to date with news and developments of Parkinson's UK, actively sharing them with the group and supporting them to operate within Parkinson's UK guidelines
  • Making the best use of the skills and strengths of other volunteers, delegating where necessary and working as a team to meet the needs of local people affected by Parkinson's
  • Be responsible for keeping up with training, leading by example to encourage others to do the same and carrying out your role in line with the Parkinson’s UK Volunteering Agreement and Parkinson’s UK values
Causes
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    As the UK's Parkinson's support and research charity we provide expert information on Parkinson's, fund groundbreaking Parkinson's research, offer friendship and support, campaign, change...