Local Networks Officer (Volunteer Management) - MS Charity

Home-Based Role (London)
£30,829 - £35,060 pa, plus excellent benefits
05 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Full Time
Contract Type

This is an exciting time to join the MS Society as we work with our volunteers to secure and grow the services and support we deliver locally to people affected by MS.  We have big aspirations and are looking for a brilliant person to help us achieve our ambitious goals.

Position: Local Networks Officer X 1
Reference: MBLNOS089
Department: Services and Support
Location: Home-Based Role (London)
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: £30,829 - £35,060 pa, plus excellent benefits

At the MS Society we put people living with MS at the centre of everything we do, and it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK. Our vision is a world free from the effects of MS. Our ultimate goal is to find a cure, but until then, we will do all that we can to enable people with MS to live life, knowing that they do not have to face MS alone.

With our new five-year organisational strategy it’s an exciting time to join us. The strategy is based on what people living with MS have told us is important to them, and it gives us a clear and determined focus.

Your role will involve building the capacity of our local volunteer networks so they have the necessary skills and numbers to plan, manage and deliver a range of vital activities and services that respond to local need. As the key point of contact for our volunteer groups, you must be able to support and guide our volunteers to enable more people living with MS to benefit from their activities.  

As a Local Networks Officer, you will need excellent interpersonal skills, you will be proactive and highly motivated and have the ability to engage, inspire, motivate and guide our teams of volunteers. Using your strong influencing and negotiation skills you will build strong partnerships and be able to lead people through a process of change.

You will be able to demonstrate experience of working with teams of volunteers involved in planning, managing and delivering services. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a supportive and friendly team at an exciting time in the development of the charity.

We offer 27 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays) a 35 hour working week, travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.

As this role covers a large geographical area you will need to hold a full driving licence and have access to a car.

Closing date: Thursday, 20 October 2016 at 9am 
Interview date: Friday, 4 November 016


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply' button to be directed to our website where you can download the job description and application form. 

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