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Chairperson

We have over 65 local branches, across the UK which help people with a disability to live more independently. Our skilled volunteers respond to thousands of requests each year to design and make customised equipment free of charge.

As our local Chairperson, you’ll take the lead in making sure your local branch works as effectively as possible. You’ll recruit, induct, and support other branch volunteers to make sure your branch’s activities meet the needs of your local disabled community. You’ll bring your leadership, management, communication, organisation, and
motivation skills to this role.

Most importantly, you’ll help disabled people to live more independent lives.

WHAT THE ROLE INVOLVES:

This role may vary depending on local needs but is likely to include:
• Coordinating the activities of our local branch to undertake and meet the needs of referrals in your area.
• Coordinating and chairing the branch meetings.
• Leading the branch’s shared responsibility for planning and completing referrals.
• Coordinating the recruitment, induction, and ongoing support of new local branch volunteers.
• Approving income and expenditure with the other branch bank account signatories and ensuring with the Treasurer that our financial requirements and policies relating to branches are followed.
• Ensuring the branch’s activities comply with policies to keep people safe.
• Regularly communicate and act as a key contact between staff and volunteers.

WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS ROLE:

Essential
• Confident in leading and chairing a meeting.
• Confident using Microsoft Office, the internet and email.
• Willingness to attend local events to promote the charity’s work.
• Ability to understand and follow external and internal policies and procedures.

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 to different audiences, including decision-makers and volunteers.
• Able to delegate and motivate the activities of others.
• Enthusiastic about raising awareness of the charity’s work in the local area.
• Willingness to develop skills and experience.

TO VOLUNTEER IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL NEED TO:

• Complete your induction checklist
• Complete online and virtual training- as directed by central staff
• Undertake a DBS check


Additional information about our Volunteering programme:
When you volunteer with us, you join a community of committed people with a passion for
helping to improve the lives of others. To undertake this specific role, you do not need to be
an engineer/skilled craftsperson.

Engineer / Maker

We have over 65 local branches across the UK, helping people with disabilities to live more independent lives. Our network of skilled volunteers respond to thousands of requests each year to design and make customised equipment free of charge.


Our Engineer/Maker Volunteers are the essence of our local branch activities. They use their practical skills and ingenuity to help people with disabilities live fuller and more independent lives.

What the role involves

This role may vary depending on local needs, but is likely to include the following:
• Designing and making pieces of equipment for individuals with specific needs.
• Using your practical skills working with one or more of: Metal, wood, plastic, or electronics.
• Attending a monthly meeting of the local branch.

We can support you in developing the skills you need for this role, including induction into all the areas outlined. You will have a chance to discuss your role and any additional needs with us.

What you need for this role


Essential

• Practical experience in working with one of the above materials.
• Able to listen well, to understand someone’s needs.
• Able to follow Remap policies and procedures.
• Able to understand and apply our risk management system.
• Able to apply disability, equality, and inclusion practices.
• Able to keep people’s personal details safe.


Desirable

• Access to your own tools and workshop. (or can access these)
• Able to drive or have good transport links.
• Committed to our values.
• Enjoy working as part of a team.
• Willing to develop skills and experience.

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