Northern Cancer Voices are a group of volunteers that work with anyone impacted by a cancer diagnosis in the North East and North Cumbria. We are a service improvement group that listen to the experiences of those within a cancer diagnosis and provide feedback to help improve the services overall.
We are looking for a new Patient or Carer Volunteer Chair person to help manage the group overall.
This involves organising and managing meetings (virtual and face to face), engaging with new and existing members, creating and managing projects and working with professionals that can improve the services overall.
Chair Role profile
The chair should take control of meetings, ensuring that everyone who wishes to has a reasonable chance to speak and take part. She or he should be able to listen to and understand a wide range of views, present information clearly and concisely and get clarification of relevant points, thus enabling the members to make effective decisions. The members must demonstrate its leadership of the organisation. It is the chair’s role to enable the members to do that.
In addition to the general members responsibilities, the chair will be responsible for the following duties (although in some cases these may be delegated to or shared with other members):
Main duties and responsibilities
(It is advisable that in some cases these are delegated to or shared with other trustees).
Personal skills and qualities
It is essential that the chair is able to engage new members and be empathetic to situations and difficult conversations.
They must have good organisation skills and be IT literate
It is desirable for the chair to have knowledge of the type of work undertaken by Northern Cancer Voices and a commitment to keeping ahead of the changes in the organisation that take place.