Group Coordinator (Newcastle and Gateshead)

Group Coordinator (Newcastle and Gateshead)

Ongoing role
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At a glance

Skills

  • General / operations management
  • Project / programme management
  • Volunteer management

Where

Newcastle and Gateshead, NE1 1PF
Mainly at home
Travel limit? Newcastle and Gateshead

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-3 hours / week or 3-7 hours / week
We estimate this role will need around 2 – 5 hours a week. Our roles are flexible and aim to fit around you.

Deadline

27 Nov 2020

Our local groups provide services and support to make a difference for local people affected by MS. Our Group Coordinators use their local knowledge and leadership skills to organise and oversee a local group.

What will you be doing?

Across the UK, our 270 local groups play a vital part in supporting people affected by MS. They provide sense of belonging, unity and friendship. And they deliver services and support for their local MS community.

We are looking to recruit a Group Coordinator for the Newcastle and Gateshead Group. As our local Group Coordinator you’ll take the lead in making sure your local group works as effectively as possible. You’ll recruit, induct and support other group volunteers to make sure your group’s activities meet the needs of your local MS community.

This group covers all areas of Newcastle and Gateshead. We organise social events and regular coffee and chats with optional exercise as well as a Dance and Movement class (currently on line). The coordinating team are a small group of fairly new volunteers and need someone who can help them get organised so they can develop more activities for the MS community in their area. We meet (via zoom currently) on a monthly basis to discuss plans and agree actions.

 

Time Commitment

We estimate this role will need around 2 – 5 hours a week. Our roles are flexible and aim to fit around you. Time commitments for this role may vary depending on your activities. This is an ongoing role.

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

 

About you

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 confident using Microsoft Office, the internet and email. You’ll be able to apply disability, equality and inclusion practices and understand and apply our risk management system. Ideally you’ll understand the local area and organisations that provide local services, and will have experience of managing and coordinating groups of volunteers.

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 confident using Microsoft Office, the internet and email. You’ll be able to apply disability, equality and inclusion practices and understand and apply our risk management system. Ideally you’ll understand the local area and organisations that provide local services, and will have experience of managing and coordinating groups of volunteers.

You will be reliable and easy to contact and you need to live in or near the area the group to carry out this role.

What difference will you make?

In this role you’ll be able to develop your leadership, management, communication, organisation and motivation skills.

What's in it for the volunteer?

In this role you’ll be able to develop your leadership, management, communication, organisation and motivation skills.

Before you apply

Apply initially via the Reach Platform.
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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