Could you lead the local SSAFA services in your area? You don’t need a military background for this role, but you should be empathic to the needs of the armed forces community, have some experience of managing people and possess good I.T. skills. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.
What is a Branch Chair?
There are SSAFA branches throughout the UK and overseas. Each branch has a Chair to oversee all aspects of the branch. Ultimately accountable to the Chair of the Board of Trustees, through the National Chairman your role is to ensure that the branch is running in line with SSAFA’s Royal Charter Rules, Regulations and policies. Also, to ensure that clients and volunteers are safe, all services provided are appropriate and effective and that the branch is financially sound. You will be the public face of SSAFA in your branch area.
Why do we need you?
We’ve been supporting the Armed Forces community for more than 130 years. Our clients come from all backgrounds and age groups and more people than ever are contacting SSAFA for financial, practical and emotional support. To do this we need local branches and volunteers who can coordinate people, ensure the local population know about SSAFA and keep things running smoothly behind the scenes.
This role is about leadership, coordination and administration. The role requires an ongoing time commitment, usually about 1-2 days per week. In addition, you would need to organise and attend regular meetings throughout the year.
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is a trusted source of support for serving personnel, veterans and their families in their time of need. Our teams of trained volunteers and employees provide practical, emotional and financial assistance to the Armed Forces community enabling them to thrive.
Weekdays, Weekend 4 Hours weekly minimum
Experience required: Leadership skills, managing people, supporting volunteers, good communication, IT skills
Travel details: The role is home based with some travel for branch meetings to Kirkcaldy and quarterly regional meetings with other chairs from 18 branches across Scotland.
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: You will undertake an Induction specific for the role of Chair and hosted by the National Chair, you will undertake mandatory training in GDPR & Safeguarding and optional training for Volunteer Management. You will be supported by the Regional Chair and meet regularly with the other Branch Chairs from across Scotland. There is ongoing opportunities to develop in the role.