Penzance, Cornwall
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Branch Secretary (West Cornwall Branch)

Parkinson's UK local groups offer friendship, support, and numerous activities for people affected by Parkinson's.

In West Cornwall, the group is a core part of the local Parkinson's community. As secretary you'll help connect people to the group, whilst making sure existing members stay up to date with the activities provided. You could have a hand in arranging activities too, whether it's seated yoga, or a chance for friends and family of those living with Parkinson's to meet - and all activities are open to you too.

You'll build existing connections, and meet new people in your local area, all whilst making a difference to those living with Parkinson's in West Cornwall.

The group meets each month, but many of our volunteers undertake parts of their roles from home - at a time that suits you.

As part of recruitment, you will be asked to provide a reference for this role. Speak to your staff contact for more information.

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Branch Secretary

Volunteer manager

Local Network Support Officer

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Why we want you

Local groups across the UK are run by volunteers and offer friendship and support to people living with Parkinson's and their families and friends. As Branch Secretary we need your help to keep the group running smoothly, as well as providing a vital link between the group and those who wish to join.

What you will be doing

  • Help organise the groups range of activities
  • Attend regular committee meetings, encouraging other volunteers to be involved, and taking and circulating minutes
  • Keep up to date about the news and developments of Parkinson's UK more widely, sharing these with the group
  • Work with local Parkinson's UK staff to ensure the group runs within Parkinson's UK governance procedures

The skills you need

  • Strong administrative, organisational, communication and IT skills to help keep the group running smoothly
  • Good decision making ability - reflecting a variety of views in order to meet the needs of people with Parkinson's
  • Positive attitude; making things happen in your local community and bringing people together to work as a team
  • Supportive; able to listen to the needs of people with Parkinson's, and reflect these to the group to shape the support provided
  • Honest; you'll know when to ask for help, or when tasks might be seen as less important, and able to share that with Parkinson's UK and your group

What's in it for you

  • Play a crucial role in the local Parkinson's community, making new friends and building connections
  • You'll be part of a pioneering organisation, committed to finding a cure and improving life for everyone affected by Parkinson's - in your local area and beyond
  • Gain valuable organisational, administrative and people skills


It's important that people affected by Parkinson’s can trust us with their personal information. As a Branch Secretary you would be handling personal or sensitive data, so by undertaking this role you'll need to complete our Advanced Data Protection training, which your Parkinson’s UK staff contact can help you to do.

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Refreshed on: 07 March 2021
Closing date: 21 April 2021
Tags: Management

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