Group Coordinator (Braintree)

Group Coordinator (Braintree)

Ongoing role
J68855
At a glance

Skills

  • Project / programme management
  • Volunteer management

Where

Braintree, CM8 1AA
Mainly at home
Travel limit? You’ll need to be based in or near the area of Braintree to carry out this role.

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-3 hours / week
The anticipated time for this role is expected to be approximately 6-12 hours per month.

Deadline

30 Nov 2020

Would you like to make a positive difference to the lives of people affected by MS? Could you motivate and coordinate a small team of volunteers? If so, then you're the person we need!

What will you be doing?

We are looking to recruit a Group Coordinator for the Braintree Group. As a Group Coordinator you will be acting as an ambassador for the group, developing annual plans, leading the group’s activities and recruiting and supporting group volunteers.

The MS Society Braintree Group is looking to recruit a friendly, enthusiastic Group Coordinator to the team. The role is varied but will typically involve acting as an ambassador for the group, leading the group’s activities and volunteer team and recruiting and supporting the group volunteers.

We are a small and friendly team of 4 volunteers who meet regularly to plan and deliver a variety of events, activities and services with and for people affected by multiple sclerosis across the area we cover. We currently provide regular socials, a grants programme, information and signposting, a quarterly newsletter, an active Facebook page, complementary therapies and much more.

We also fundraise throughout the year to ensure we are able to provide these activities. We're very passionate about making sure that people affected by MS across the area have access to all of the above and we are really keen to welcome you on board with the team to help us do even more. So if you'd like to make a big difference, please get in touch with us today!

You will be volunteering at home and out and about in your local community and will need to chair the monthly Coordinating Team meeting. We are very flexible about the hours and days you volunteer because we understand that you have other commitments, but the anticipated time for this role is expected to be approximately 6-12 hours per month.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and develop your existing skills, learn new ones and help to make positive changes to the lives of people affected by MS.

You will receive a welcome pack and volunteer induction, as well as regular support from a local member of staff. You’ll also have opportunities to attend volunteer forums to meet with other volunteers, share learning and experiences and receive national updates. Out of pocket expenses can be claimed in line with our expenses policy.

What are we looking for?

You’ll have an interest in the MS Society and the work that we do, as well as the enthusiasm to represent both us and our values locally. You will understand the needs of people affected by MS in your area and be sympathetic to the needs and motivations of volunteers. You’ll be able to coordinate and support a team of volunteers and previous experience of chairing meetings would be an advantage.

What difference will you make?

This is a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and develop your existing skills, learn new ones and help to make positive changes to the lives of people affected by MS.

What's in it for the volunteer?

This is a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and develop your existing skills, learn new ones and help to make positive changes to the lives of people affected by MS.

Causes
  • Health and well being / research and care
    • To support and relieve people affected by Multiple Sclerosis
    • To encourage people affected by Multiple Sclerosis to attain their full potential as members of society by improving
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