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Branch Chair - Various Locations

Branch Chair

South East Wales Branch, North West London Branch, South & East Somerset Branch, Exeter & East Devon Branch, South & West Somerset Branch, West Dorset Branch, West Kent Branch

Could you be one of our Branch Chairs?

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.

The local Branches of the Motor Neurone Disease Association are dedicated to providing help and support to people in the area affected by MND including their carers, families and friends. Our aims are to raise funds and increase public awareness of the disease.

  • 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.

 

 

Region
West Midlands, Wales, London, South East, North West, South West
Job Reference
WBC

Role Description

As Branch Chair you have full responsibility for the different activities being undertaken by branch volunteers and to give a sense of continuity to branch work.

  • Ensuring that activities are in agreement with those set out in the Branch Charter
  • Ensuring support is in place locally for people affected by MND
  • Preparing the Branch Committee agenda in consultation with the secretary
  • Chairing committee meetings
  • Encouraging the recruitment, induction and training of new volunteers and the development of skills, knowledge, experience and diversity of volunteers
  • Acting as an ambassador for the Association and as a host at branch functions or events

 

Essential Skills

We are looking for someone reliable, warm and empathetic with the ability to motivate others. Leadership skills and experience of chairing meetings would be an advantage along with  good organisational and listening skills.

Ideal Skills

This is an excellent opportunity to develop skills and get involved with your local community.

Full training and induction will be provided and travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Ideally this roles requires a commitment of approximately 3-4 hours a week including willingness to attend regular committee meetings.

For more information or to apply for this role please visit: https://volunteering.mndassociation.org

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