Chair of Remap Berkshire

Chair of Remap Berkshire

Ongoing role
J69590
At a glance

Skills

  • Public speaking
  • Strategic development and planning
  • General / operations management
  • Volunteer management
  • Marketing strategy
  • Public relations

Where

Reading, RG4 6LF
Mainly at home
Travel limit? Living within Berkshire area

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-3 hours / week or 3-7 hours / week

Deadline

30 Nov 2020

Remap is a charity that helps  people of all ages with disabilities to live more independent lives. Our network of skilled volunteers design and custom-make disability equipment free of charge. 

What will you be doing?

We help to improve quality of life and increase independence for  people of all ages, providing solutions to everyday problems when there is nothing commercially available. We do this  for each individual because everyone’s needs are different. Our network of skilled volunteers respond to thousands of requests for our help every year and we provide our service free of charge.

 

We currently have a vacancy for a new chair to lead our group of volunteer engineers and increase our visibility to prospective clients and health professionals in Berkshire through personal contact and publicity. This will increase the number of referrals that are received and in so doing allow us to improve the daily lives and independence of more of those in Berkshire with disabilities.

You will be assisted by the Berkshire group’s publicity officer, secretary, treasurer, fundraiser and case officer. This is an executive position, where you will be active in the work done by the group; we are not just looking for a figurehead but for someone who will enthusiastically contribute to the group and our clients.

What are we looking for?

This would suit someone who…

  • Has time to spare (generally between half a day and one day per week)
  • Is a good communicator, enjoys dealing with organisations and individuals, and would be comfortable with speaking in public
  • Is retired or part-retired with time to spare on a long-term basis and would like a sense of purpose
  • Has a professional background with managerial experience and/or previous charity experience e.g. trustee
  • Has basic computer and presentation skills and the ability to travel within the local area (any out of pocket expenses will be paid)
  • Has a current interest or understanding of disability but this isn’t essential as long as you are enthusiastic about the work Remap does

What difference will you make?

You will work with the local, established and successful team to continue to provide our service to those people who need it in and around Berkshire, and build relationships with health service providers, clients and businesses as well as oversee the branch meetings, manage the volunteers' workload and comply with charity governance etc.

What's in it for the volunteer?

Reasons to volunteer

  • Feel a sense of achievement and fulfilment
  • Help improve the lives of people in your community as part of a national network benefiting the less abled in society
  • Gain new or develop existing skills
  • Meet new and like-minded people
  • Have fun!

Before you apply

Please apply with CV.
Causes
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Social care
  • Remap is a charity that provides custom-made equipment for people with disabilities, free of charge.  Its volunteers use their ingenuity and skills to design and make pieces of equipment to help...