Community Development Committee Chair

As the Chair you will be responsible for leading a team of committed volunteers to raise awareness and funds in your local area.  You will head up the community activities and fundraising developments in your area and motivate committee members and ensure that they are kept up to date with YoungDementia UK news and developments.   

Responsibilities include 

  • Keep up to date about the news and developments of YoungDementia UK and actively share this information with the committee.       

  • Make effective use of the skills and strengths of other committee members so that the committee has the greatest impact in your local area, raising funds and awareness. 

  • Work with the National Community and Events Fundraiser to maximise opportunities for the committee and the charity in your local area.  

  • Work with the National Community and Events Fundraiser on recruiting new committee members. 

  • Chair meetings, record and publish/circulate minutes and guide the committee in planning, events and activities. 

  • Be responsible for the banking of funds raised. 

  • Represent YoungDementia UK within the community and work with local community groups, schools and businesses. 

  • Research local opportunities and contacts. 

  • Be a creative, enthusiastic member of the committee and ensure YoungDementia UK presence at local events. 

  • Occasional attendance at events and meetings outside normal committee meetings.  

  • Keep the National Community and Events Fundraiser up to date with all activity.  

  • Develop new relationships and fundraising and awareness opportunities and help to organise events and activities in aid of YoungDementia UK.  

What you could gain?  

  • Skills in leadership and management 

  • Meet new people and develop new relationships within the committee and in the community. 

  • Experience in teamwork.  

  • Understand more about young onset dementia and the impact on people affected and their families. 

What we are looking for? 

  • Good communication and leadership skills. 

  • Ability to make impartial decisions as sometimes opinions may differ.  

  • Positive attitude and focus on motivating others.  

  • Ability to chair meetings and address groups of people. 

  • Basic IT skills. 

  • Minimum 15 hours a month. 

Training and support  

  • You will be inducted to the charity and a range of topics will be covered to community development, volunteering and volunteer management, training on the charity and young onset dementia.  

  • You will work with the National Community and Events Fundraiser on a frequent basis. 

  • Ongoing and additional support needed throughout your role. 

For more information or to apply for this role please contact Claire or telephone 07840 744559

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