Branch Vice Chair - Poole

Branch Vice Chair - Poole

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • General / operations management
  • Volunteer management


Poole, BH15 3EU
Mainly at home
Travel limit? 15 miles


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week
The committee will have regular meetings which the Chair is expected to attend. The Chair may then choose to attend branch activities as well.

Parkinson's UK local groups offer friendship, support, and numerous activities for people affected by Parkinson's. Leading a committed group of volunteers, you'll be a core part of the local Parkinson's community.

What will you be doing?

Why we want you

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. As a Branch vice chair you'll support the chair, or act as chair when required, in running the committee and monthly meetings.

What you will be doing

  • 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
  • Making the best use of the skills and strengths of other volunteers to meet the needs of local people affected by Parkinson's
  • Support the group, with the help of local staff, to operate within Parkinson's UK guidelines

What are we looking for?

The skills you need

  • Enthusiasm; for Parkinson's UK and as an ambassador for your local group
  • Strong leadership, organisational and communication skills
  • The ability to lead meetings in an open and inclusive way, making decisions that take into account 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
  • Confidence in using a computer and email

What difference will you make?


  • Play a crucial role in the local Parkinson's community

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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