Homebased in Cheshire West and Chester area.
The branch chair role is vital to the running of the branch as they act as a leader and a coordinator for the branch. Without these roles, we would not have as many branches as we do.
Lead (and chair) committee meetings. This also involves setting out what needs to be discussed at meetings, ensuring that each issue is covered and that other people have a chance to speak. Represent the branch at external meetings including at the local Autism Partnership Board Liaise closely with branch committee members and volunteers Raise the profile of the NAS within your branch and local community Ensure your branch complies with NAS policies including risk assessment, data protection and safeguarding Monitor branch income and expenditure in partnership with the treasurer Countersign and authorise all cheque payments Co-ordinate and promote local campaigns and bring others on board to help you Support fundraising in your branch Act as a key contact for the NAS, keeping the Senior Branch Engagement Officer up to date on branch activities.
Confident in working with and communicating with other committee members, and individuals and organisations outside of the Branch. This communication will need to be face to face, by telephone and/or email.
Confident and comfortable speaking publicly
Able to motivate people and help people work together
Able to tackle difficult issues and problems and situations and involve other people where necessary
Supportive of the NAS
Ability to listen and involve others in the group and not to dominate
Ability to fulfil financial requirements of the role.