Stockton-on-Tees, Stockton-on-Tees
Job description

Our local groups provide services and support to make a difference for local people affected by MS. Our Group Coordinators use their local knowledge and leadership skills to organise and oversee a local group.


We’re the MS Society – a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, listeners, organisers, ambassadors and fundraisers. Our volunteers are a key part of achieving our goals and their support is vital. Join us.

About this opportunity
MS Society Teesside have a fantastic volunteering opportunity for a new Group Coordinator to lead our team. We are a friendly team of volunteers who fundraise and deliver a range of activities and services to support people with multiple sclerosis locally. The role involves leading the team, recruiting and inducting new volunteers and helping to develop services and support for those with, or affected by multiple sclerosis in the local area.

Our roles are flexible and aim to fit around you and time commitments for this role may vary. We meet as a planning team four times a year at Anson’s Farm, Teesside Industrial Estate, TS17 9LN. You may also need to attend the social drop in sessions as and when needed as well a s being involved in planning the group’s activities for the year.

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 be able to coordinate and support a team of volunteers.

If you are looking for a long term volunteer role, and you are an organised and experienced leader, or you’re looking to develop management and leadership skills, this could be the role for you. You will need hands-on experience of administrative procedures and a good working knowledge of IT. You’ll be supported with a group handbook, opportunities to meet with other Group Coordinators and support from your local volunteer team and member of staff. You’ll also have a welcome and induction checklist which lists the resources that are available to support you in your role.

You’ll need to live in or near the Teeside area to carry out this role.

More about The MS Society
The MS Society

We’re the MS Society – a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, volunteers and fundraisers. Read more

Posted on: 15 October 2019
Closed date: 13 January 2020
Job ref: 101156VCHJ
Tags: Volunteer Management, Operations