Vice Chair of South Herts Branch of MND Association wanted
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SummaryWe are looking for a Vice Branch Chair to work with the Chair to help with the general running of a volunteer lead Branch of the MND Association (South Herts).
As a Vice Branch Chair, you will support the Chair to:
• plan, prepare for and facilitate committee meetings
• ensure appropriate decisions are made in a timely way when required
• support with planning and coordinating Branch activities and recruiting more Branch volunteers
• ensure Branch volunteers are aware of and follow the Association’s policies and procedures
• induct and mentor new volunteers
• work in partnership with staff to recruit new volunteers
• act as an ambassador for the Association and as a host at Branch events.
This is an excellent opportunity to develop your leadership skills and get involved with your local community. 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.
The Branch Chair will usually work for approximately 2-3 hours a week and facilitate on average 4 meetings a year.
You’ll be inducted into the role and informed about the Association. As part of this, you will receive e-learning, face-to-face training and mentoring.
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. 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, and 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.