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Branch Chair

What is the purpose of the role?

To provide the branch with leadership and guide the branch in developing activities

What’s involved?

  • Act as the main contact for the branch
  • Liaise with the Local Services Manager
  • Chair meetings
  • Ensure that decisions are carried out
  • Communicate with members regularly
  • Provide information on branch and branch committee activities
  • Ensure proper governance of the branch and branch committee (compliance with financial regulations, health and safety requirements, effective administration and record keeping)

What skills and experience do I need?

  • Good leader and organiser
  • Good communicator, enthusiastic and confident; able to motivate others to assist and get involved
  • Capable of acting with discretion and maintaining confidentiality
  • Willing to learn and develop themselves in the role
  • Open to new ideas and initiatives to develop the branch and activities
  • Positive attitude to people with long term health needs
  • Experience of organising and/or chairing groups and meetings, including record keeping aspects
  • Public speaking experience

What support and training will I receive?

Support from Local Services Manager

Induction training

Availability

Minimum one day a month

Location

Travel to meetings and branch events

Expenses

Reasonable expenses will be repaid

For an informal chat about this role please contact us on 0113 210 8800 or email volunteering@epilepsy.org.uk

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