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Executive Committee Member

The Otago Multiple Sclerosis Society aims to empower people with Multiple Sclerosis and their families by providing them with professional support, education, information and skills, to participate actively in the community in ways that are meaningful to them. They are a not-for-profit organisation, devoted to supporting people with MS (and other neurological conditions), their families and carers. They offer numerous opportunities to interact and meet with other Society members, all held on a regular basis.

As they go into a new financial year, they are looking for people with governance skills to join the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is responsible for overseeing the operations of the various activities of the Society that are implemented by the Community Connector. All financials are processed by an external organisation with their overview.

As a committee member, you will work within a team to:

  • Oversee and approve the budget for key activities
  • Help with research on grants and review applications (put together by an external organisation)
  • Bring fresh ideas on fundraisers as they are moving away from the street appeal
  • Review policies, procedures and governance practices

Currently, we have 3 specific roles of President, Vice-President and Privacy Officer. The President and Vice-President roles are filled, and they are looking for at least 4 general committee members. Applicants from anywhere in Otago are welcome, as the team meets virtually and is keen to have representation from all areas of the region.

Training and Induction: Existing committee members will offer training and induction. A Governance Manual is also available as a reference point.

Their AGM is on 25th March, so they welcome anyone interested in learning more about the society or the role to go along and get to know the team, and express their interest. Please get in touch via the form below to get started.


  • The role does require you to join the Society, but there is no charge for membership.
  • Governance skills and experience required.
  • Some experience or knowledge of MS desirable.

Time commitment

  • One meeting 1.5 - 2 hour meeting per month plus preparation time
  • Meetings are usually in the early evening and via Zoom
    • Some sub-committee work from time to time.
  • Average 4 to 6 hours per month.

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

Ref: 2399

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