Worcester, Worcestershire
Voluntary
Job description

Our Lead Support Volunteers are experienced in supporting people to support others. They use their organisational and coordinating skills to lead the work of the MS Support team and ensure that the MS Support work undertaken meets the needs of people affected by MS.

 

Lead Support Volunteer

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.

About this opportunity

We are looking to recruit a Lead Support Volunteer for the Worcester and district Group. As a Lead Support Volunteer with this group, you will be: 

  • Coordinating and managing all communications with the MS Support team
  • Recruiting new Support Volunteers where need is identified
  • Reporting MS Support team issues and achievements to the group
  • Ensuring that the MS Support activity meets the needs of the group
  • Promoting the service in a range of ways, connecting and signposting MS Support Volunteers and those they support to other services.

In this role you will be able to develop your leadership, communication, organisation and team building skills. Most importantly you'll be helping your local group support people from our MS community to access information to help them live well with MS. 

Worcester and District covers Malvern, Evesham, Kidderminster, Bromsgrove, Redditch and Worcester city. This vacancy is for a Lead Support Volunteer to work alongside other local Support Volunteers to offer people affected by MS in our area a listening ear, information and signposting, and support to access our financial grants scheme. You will be joining a small and friendly volunteer group which meets regularly to plan social, information, fitness and other opportunities for people affected by MS in the area. The group also achieved funding for an advice partnership with DIAL South Worcestershire, covering the whole county. They also produce a regular newsletter.

We estimate this role will need around 2 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 have empathetic listening and interpersonal skills and be able to support a team of volunteers.

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Refreshed on: 25 September 2020
Closing date: 09 November 2020
Job ref: 118512VCHJ
Tags: Volunteer Management, Support Worker
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