Bristol and BaNES Group Leader

MND Association
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South West
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The Bristol and Bath Group aim to support local people affected by motor neurone disease.

Each month there are support meetings where people with MND, their carers, friends and family can get together.  The meetings are informal and are good place to share advice and experience. These are currently being held online.

We also help by providing financial assistance for equipment, care and quality of life interventions for people with MND and their families.

As Group Leader, you will:

• steer the group’s development and liaise closely with national office, regional staff and Association Visitors
• lead the group’s organisational/planning meetings on forward planning and coordination of meetings and activities
• consult with Group members and ensure collective  involvement for decisions and actions
• delegate roles and tasks effectively
• monitor the work of the Group and ensure that general Group members are involved where possible
• work towards ensuring support is in place locally for people affected by MND, for example by developing a programme of support meetings
• encourage the recruitment, induction and training of new volunteers, and encourage the development of skills, knowledge, experience and diversity of volunteers with the support of the Association
• ensure the Group are raising awareness locally, for example producing newsletters or maintaining an up to date website.

We are looking for someone who has ability to motivate others and involve them in the work of the Group, as well as being highly organised with an empathetic manner.

We are looking for someone to commit to approximately 2 hours a week including willingness to attend regular meetings. Full training and induction will be provided and travel expenses will be reimbursed.

About us

MND is a fatal, rapidly progressive disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. It attacks the nerves that control movement so muscles refuse to work. It can leave people locked in a failing body, unable to move, talk and eventually breath. It kills a third of people within a year and more than half within two years of diagnosis, and it has no cure.

The MND Association was founded in 1979. Our mission is to improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers. We also fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments and brings us closer to a cure for MND.

Closing Date: 
Saturday, 25 July, 2020 - 11:00
Contact Person: 
Claire Bickley
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