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Group Coordinator (Chairman)

Multiple Sclerosis Society -South West Dorset Group

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Our Group is passionate about supporting people affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the local community. The team offers support and information to all those affected by MS, their families and carers along with arranging regular meetings and social events for the whole family.

Do you have good leadership skills? Could you coordinate our Group activities to ensure that we are an effective team providing services and activities to meet the needs of local people affected by MS?

Group Coordinators use their local knowledge and leadership skills to organise and oversee an MS Society Group. Although Group Coordinators have overall responsibility for what a group does, they operate as part of a team of volunteers. As Group Coordinator, you will ensure that the Group operates effectively, act as an ambassador for the Group operates within the law and in accordance with the Society's rules and policies.

You will also encourage the recruitment of new volunteers and offer support to all volunteers within the Group as appropriate taking effective action to resolve any disputes which may arise. For a full role description please visit the following page;

We can support you to develop the skills you need for this role, including induction into all the areas outlined in the full description (available on the website). You will have a chance to discuss your role and any additional needs with us.

Please get in touch for an informal chat and find out more.

Richard Bird

Further location details may be provided below.

Our Group covers the South West Dorset area which includes postcodes DT1 to DT8, however, you do not have to reside in our area to take up the role

DT1 to DT8

One week


Admin,Good IT Skills,Organising & Planning,Reading & Writing

Essential - Willing to ask and understand what people affected by MS need and want - Committed to the MS Society's values - Sympathetic to the motivations and needs of volunteers - Able to promote disability, equality and inclusion practices - Able to keep people’s personal data safe - Able to understand and follow external and internal policies and procedures - Comfortable using the internet and email Desirable - Self-aware of own management style and ability to lead a team, taking a supporting and coaching approach with other volunteers - Able to communicate with different audiences, including decision makers and volunteers - Able to delegate and motivate the actions of others - Enthusiastic about creating change in the local area and passionate about the issues that affect people with MS - Willing to develop skills and experience

Have the knowledge & pride that you are making a difference for all people affected by MS in the local area, and keeping a vital group running.


Administration,Advice, Information & Support,Community Work,Fundraising,Trusteeships & Committees,Support Work,Volunteer Management,General & Helping

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