Chesterfield, Derbyshire
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
Would you like to make a positive difference to the lives of people affected by MS? Could you motivate and coordinate a small team of volunteers? If so, then you're the person we need!

The MS Society Chesterfield and District Group is looking to recruit a friendly, enthusiastic Group Coordinator to the team. The role is varied but will typically involve acting as an ambassador for the group, leading the group’s activities and volunteer team and recruiting and supporting the group volunteers.

We’re a small and friendly team of volunteers who meet regularly to plan and deliver a variety of events, activities and services with and for people affected by multiple sclerosis across the area we cover. We currently provide regular pool-based exercise and yoga classes, a quarterly newsletter, and a monthly coffee morning social. We also fundraise throughout the year to ensure we are able to provide these activities.

We're very passionate about making sure that people affected by MS across the area have access to all of the above and we are really keen to welcome you on board with the team to help us do even more. So if you'd like to make a big difference, please get in touch with us today! You’ll be volunteering at home and out and about in your local community and will need to chair the bi-monthly Coordinating Team meeting.

We are very flexible about the hours and days you volunteer because we understand that you have other commitments, but the anticipated time for this role is expected to be approximately 6-12 hours per month.

You will receive a welcome pack and volunteer induction and group handbook as well as opportunities to meet with other Group Coordinators and support from your local volunteer team and member of staff. You’ll also have opportunities to attend volunteer forums to meet with other volunteers, share learning and experiences and receive national updates. Out of pocket expenses can be claimed in line with our expenses policy.

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 need to be based in or near the areas of Chesterfield and District 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: 18 July 2019
Closed date: 30 September 2019
Job ref: 95184VCHJ
Tags: Admin, Volunteer Management