Volunteering opportunity

Branch Secretary - Avon Branch (covers the Bristol/South Glos/Bath area)

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National Autistic Society
on 3rd March 2020
 

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Bristol neighbourhood(s)
  • Ashton Vale / Bower Ashton
  • Avonmouth / Lawrence Weston
  • Barton Hill / Lawrence Hill / Newtown
  • Bedminster / Victoria Park
  • Bedminster Down / Headley Park / Uplands / Highridge
  • Bishopston / Horfield / Henleaze / Golden Hill
  • Bishopsworth / Withywood / Hartcliffe
  • Brislington / Broomhill / St. Annes / Arnos Vale
  • Bristol City Centre
  • Clifton / Clifton Down / Hotwells
  • Downend / Mangotsfield / Emersons Green
  • Easton / Baptist Mills / Greenbank
  • Eastville / Rose Green / Clay Hill
  • Edge of Bristol (Bath & North East Somerset)
  • Edge of Bristol (North Somerset)
  • Edge of Bristol (South Gloucester)
  • Filton / Frenchay
  • Filwood Park / Inns Court / Lower Knowle / Novers Park
  • Fishponds / Hillfields / Chester Park / Lodge Hill
  • Harbourside / Canons Marsh / Brandon Hill
  • Henbury / Brentry / Botany Bay / Charlton Mead
  • Hengrove / Whitchurch
  • Knowle West / Kensington Park / Upper Knowle
  • Lockleaze
  • Montpelier / Stokes Croft / St Andrews / Ashley Down
  • Redcliffe / Temple Meads
  • Redfield / Whitehall
  • Redland / Cotham / Kingsdown
  • Shirehampton / Seamills / Coombe Dingle
  • Southmead / Monks Park / Manor Park
  • Southville / Ashton Gate
  • Speedwell / Crofts End / Ridgeway / Mayfield Park
  • St George / Crew's Hole / Troopers Hill
  • St Paul's / St Werburghs / St. Agnes / St Jude's
  • St Philip's Marsh / The Dings
  • Stapleton / Broomhill / Begbrook
  • Stockwood / Flowers Hill
  • Totterdown / Knowle / Windmill Hill
  • Westbury on Trym / Westbury Park / Sneyd Park / Stoke Bishop
  • Whiteway / Burchells Hill / Two Mile Hill
What matters to you
  • Children / young people / family
  • Health / wellbeing
Skills
  • Administration
  • Listening
Volunteer Frequency
  • Regular

Why we need you

The charity has around 100 branches, all run by volunteers, who provide local support to autistic people and their families. Every branch is different and so are the activities they provide – they may run parent support groups, adult social groups, children’s activities, conferences or focus on providing information or campaigning. However, no matter how big or small, all branches are hugely valued by the people in their local area.

The branch offers support and information to autistic adults and their families in the area which covers Bristol, South Glos, BaNES and the northern area of North Somerset.

The branch secretary role is important to the running of the branch as they act as a coordinator and communicator for the branch. Without these roles, we would not have as many branches as we do.

What you will be doing

  • Liaising with the Branch Chair to monitor the branch email.
  • Checking through e-bulletins and newsletters received
  • Circulating information of interest to the mailing list and working with the Website editor to ensure this information is put on the website.

Skills, experience and qualities needed

  • Can write clearly and accurately.
  • Confident in communicating with individuals or organisations by phone or email.
  • Confident in editing information to a suitable format which is clear and concise.

When and where

  • Home based (plus travel to branch meetings)
  • Flexible time as required to deal with emails.

Support

  • Support from the Branch Chair and Website editor.
  • Designated branch support officer to answer any queries and support you with the day to day running of the branch.
  • Written guidance on a range of branch communications
  • Various training courses relevant to running a branch
  • Insurance cover for all branch activities
  • Expenses covered for attendance at any event organised by the NAS Branches Team.

What you could get out of it 

  • Improve support to autistic people and their families your local area
  • Access free training and learn new skills
  • Meet new people

We seek applications from anyone interested in the role, but particularly welcome applications from those on the autism spectrum

You will be asked to attend some branch meetings and also have knowledge of the local area so we ask that you live locally to be able to do this role

If you have any questions about this role or the application process please

contact volunteers@nas.org.uk

When: Every week

Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00

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