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Branch Vice Chair - Various Locations

Branch Vice Chair

Locations - Tyne & Wear Branch, North West London Branch, South & East, Somerset Branch, South & West Somerset Branch

The MND Association has over 80 branches and groups across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, all run entirely by volunteers who work together in many different ways to provide support, raise awareness, influence, and fundraise at a local level.

Volunteers play an important role in the MND Association. They help to ensure that people with MND and their families receive the support and services they need.

We are looking for a Vice Chair to deputise for the Branch Chair.

Region
South West, London, North East
Job Reference
BVCVL

Role Description

Tasks

  • To chair branch meetings in the absence of the Chair
  • To report any meeting outcomes back to the Chair
  • To assist the Chair and the committee as a whole in planning and co-ordinating branch activities
  • To deputise for the Chair at events and other meetings
  • To take responsibility for projects delegated by the Chair

 

How will you be supported?

  • Thorough induction into the Association and the role
  • On-going support from regional and national staff
  • Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses
  • Access to a range of workshops and events

 

Time commitment

  • Approximately 2-3 hours a week including willingness to attend regular committee meetings and branch events.

 

Ideal Skills

 

Skills or experience that would be helpful

  • Leadership skills and experience or chairing meetings
  • Reliability
  • Sensitivity and diplomacy
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good listening skills and questioning techniques
  • Ability to motivate others and involve them in the work of the branch

 

 

Other information

 

  • MND is a fatal, rapidly progressive disease that affects the brain and spinal cord
  • It attacks the nerves that control movement so muscles refuse to work. Sensory nerves are not usually affected
  • It can leave people locked in a failing body, unable to move, talk and eventually breath
  • It kills a third of people within a year and more than half within two years of diagnosis
  • It has no cure.

 

The MND Association was founded in 1979. Our mission is to improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers. We also fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments and brings us closer to a cure for MND. The Association also campaigns and raises awareness so the needs of people with MND, and everyone who cares for them, are recognised and addressed by wider society.