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Vice 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 Vice Chairperson, you’ll support the Chairperson in making sure your local branch works as effectively as possible. With the Chairperson, 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:
• Assisting the Chairperson to coordinate the activities of our local branch to undertake and meet the needs of referrals in your area.
• Supporting the coordinating and chairing of branch meetings.
• Occasionally leading the branch’s shared responsibility for planning and completing referrals.
• Helping the Chairperson to coordinate the recruitment, induction, and ongoing support of new local branch volunteers.
• Deputising for the Chairperson when necessary.
• 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 when required.
• Confident using Microsoft Office, the internet and email.
• Willingness to attend local events to promote the charity’s work and stand in for the Chairperson when necessary.
• 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/PVG 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.

Fundraiser

Our volunteers design and make pieces of equipment where no existing product is commercially available. Each year we help over 3.500 disabled people live more independent lives. Although our engineers give their time for free, our branches still need to raise small amounts of money each year to cover the cost of materials and travel expenses.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

As the Fundraiser for the Surrey branch, you will be helping raise vital funds to support our work in your local area.

You will play a key role within the Surrey REMAP management team, which will include attending team meetings and writing reports on potential fundraising ideas. Because the team members’ are spread across a wide area of Surrey, meetings will normally be conducted via Zoom.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

The successful candidate will identify funding opportunities and submit grant applications or plan fundraising events. This may include taking part in networking meetings that will enable the local funding landscape to be understood and from that develop a strategy and draft applications.

Specific experience in fundraising would be useful but is not essential. More important are good communications skills (written and verbal), the ability to build relationships with potential funders or donors, and an enthusiasm for our work.

PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS

All members of Surrey REMAP must have DBS clearance and must be 18+. The post will require working from home with the usual computer facilities and skills associated with Microsoft Office.

There are no specified working hours. The fundraiser may devote as many hours as are available and necessary to achieve objectives.

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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