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Branch and Regional Officers and Regional Representatives

Could you give a few hours per month to volunteering for IFCA?

There are currently many vacancies on our Branch and Regional Committees and two on our National Forum of Regional Representatives.

How many hours would I be expected to work?

  • All volunteers are expected to commit to work with IFCA for a minimum of two years.
  • Branch work can vary per month but Branch/Regional Officers are asked to commit approx. 4 hours per month to the role including attending four Branch committee meetings a year, at least two branch activities and be willing to maintain regular and ongoing contact with their Branch members, Regional Committee, Regional Representative and the IFCA National Office.
  • Regional work can vary per month but Regional Representatives are asked to commit approx. 6 hours per month to the role including attending National Forum meetings five times a year, Regional Committee Meetings two -three times a year, Tulsa-IFCA Regional meetings two –three times a year and maintaining regular and ongoing contact with Branches in their region, their regional committee and the IFCA National Office.
  • Volunteers are also expected to attend regular supervision sessions and training sessions.

Do I need to have qualifications?

No specific qualifications are required as training will be provided but volunteers must have experience of fostering, be an IFCA member and active in their local Branch.

Training?

Training and learning tools can be provided in all roles and ongoing support and guidance can be given by the IFCA Branch/Regional Development Officer.

How do I apply?

  • Complete this volunteer expression of interest form or alternatively contact the IFCA Branch/Regional Development Officer in the National Office.
  • The IFCA Branch/Regional Development Officer will give you a detailed job specification and will put you in contact with your local Branch/Region for nomination into the role.
  • Nominated Regional Representatives prior to being elected will need to attend an informal interview with the IFCA CEO/Chairperson.