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Group Coordinator

Group Coordinator
MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Society Harrogate & District
Description of the role:

We are looking to recruit a Group Coordinator for our Harrogate and District 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.
In this role you’ll be able to develop your leadership, management, communication, organisation and motivation skills.

To find out more about what services this group currently offer please go to https://volunteers.mssociety.org.uk/group-coordinator

To apply:
https://candidate.mssociety.org.uk/ms/volunteering_details/136200/Group%...

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

Ideally you would 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.

In this role you’ll be able to develop your leadership, management, communication, organisation and motivation skills.
You will be reliable and easy to contact and you need to live in or near the Harrogate and District area to carry out this role.

Practical information:

We estimate this role will need around 5 hours a week, all of which can be home-based.
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 role may vary depending on local needs, but is likely to include:
• Coordinating the activities of our local group to meet the needs of the local MS community
• Coordinating the recruitment, induction and ongoing support of new local group volunteers
• Leading the group’s shared responsibility for planning and reporting expenditure and income
• Approving income and expenditure with the other group bank account signatories and ensuring with the Finance Volunteer, that our financial requirements and policies relating to groups are followed
• Ensuring the group’s activities comply with policies in order to keep people safe
• Regularly communicating and acting as a key contact between staff and volunteers
• Ensuring disclosure checks are completed and witnessed for volunteer roles that need them
• Leading the group's responsibility for designing and delivering services and activities in line with our principles of quality service delivery so that they are safe, effective and impactful

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.


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Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Ages 18+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Address
East Parade Harrogate
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG1 5RR
Last updated: 25.04.2022
Organisation Information

At the MS Society we put people living with multiple sclerosis at the heart of everything we do. Our vision is a world free from the effects of MS and our goal is to one day find a cure.

But until then, we'll keep doing all we can to enable people living with MS to live their lives knowing they don't have to face MS alone. We have big aspirations and we need passionate people to help us achieve our ambitious goals.

The local group is run by a small, friendly team of volunteers who all have experience of MS. We provide a range of information, activities, services and support to meet the needs of those affected by MS locally. We also do our best to have some fun!

Charity number: 1139257