SS17, Stanford-le-Hope
Job description

Group Coordinator (Thurrock & Basildon)

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!

We are looking to recruit a Group Coordinator for the Thurrock and Basildon Group. As a Group Coordinator you will be acting as an ambassador for the group, developing annual plans, leading the group’s activities and recruiting and supporting group volunteers.

The MS Society Thurrock and Basildon Group is looking to recruit a friendly, enthusiastic Group Coordinator to their new volunteer 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.

This will be a brand new team of volunteers who will meet regularly to plan and deliver a variety of events, activities and services with and for people affected by multiple sclerosis across the local area.

The group currently provides a regular social, but with a new volunteering team in place, we will be looking to offer a range of services which could include a grants programme, information and signposting, a quarterly newsletter, an active Facebook page, complementary therapies and much more. We will 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.

You will be volunteering at home and out and about in your local community and will need to chair the regular 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, as well as regular support from a local 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.

So if you'd like to make a big difference, please get in touch with us today!

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.

A genuine interest in Multiple Sclerosis would be a great advantage for this role, as would previous experience of chairing meetings. You’ll need to be based in or near the areas of Thurrock and Basildon to carry out this role.

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The MS Society is committed to promoting diversity. We can only offer roles to over 18s.


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The MS Society

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

Posted on: 08 October 2019
Closed date: 06 January 2020
Job ref: 84347VCHJ
Tags: Social Care/Development, Volunteer Management