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Webinar two | Growing your team: employing staff to drive your patient group towards its goals

23rd June, 2022 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm BST

Developing your rare disease patient group from the bottom up – you can now sign up for the second webinar in the series!

This series will look at how rare disease patient groups can attract and retain the right people to ensure their organisation’s success and longevity.

The series kicks off on the 26th of May with the first webinar on recruiting and managing volunteers, the next webinar will look at how to grow your team by finding staff members and we will finish the series with a webinar on succession planning.

Registration is now open for the second webinar in the series – Growing your team: employing staff to drive your patient group towards its goals

Thursday 23rd June from 11 am – 12:30 pm BST

Employing paid staff has many benefits; it could allow you to take the pressure off an individual, acquire specialist skills for your organisation, free up time to focus on other priorities and ultimately help your patient group reach its goals faster.

For many groups, this is a huge milestone as moving on from being a volunteer and trustee led organisation comes with important legal considerations as well as additional cost and administration. It is vital to ensure your organisation is ready and prepared to take this exciting step.

Once you have made the decision to recruit, it is important to think about the kind of individual you want for your patient group and the steps you can take to attract the right people.  The candidate you choose can either be a huge asset or a drain on time and finances.

Join this webinar to learn how to know when your group is ready for paid staff, what you need in place before you can hire someone and how to attract the right people for your organisation.

This webinar will cover:

  • What to think about before recruiting: when is the right time, what skills does your organisation need, how to choose between hiring freelance or permanent staff
  • How to attract the right people: what a good job description looks like, how to be clear about the values and identity of your group, what you can offer a potential candidate
  • What do you need before you hire someone: legal and financial considerations, templates and signposting to additional resources

If you’re a patient group leader looking to employ their first member of staff now or in the future, then this webinar is for you!


23rd June, 2022
11:00 am - 12:30 pm BST
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