Voluntary Group Secretary - Stroke Association

Role Summary:

Stroke Association Voluntary Groups provide long term social and peer support to people affected by stroke.  They meet together to reduce social isolation and rebuild the confidence of members. A Secretary would provide administrative and secretarial support to the group. This role could be split between different people, for example taking on the roles of Minutes Secretary, Membership Secretary, Newsletter Editor or Marketing Officer.

What tasks can this role include:

Voluntary groups are run by a team made up of lead volunteer roles in a committee structure including Chairperson/Group Organiser, Secretary and Treasurer.  Depending on your role you will be individually or collectively responsible for some of these tasks:
• Planning and co-ordinating activities for the group to undertake, including inviting speakers, artists or booking outings.
• Welcome speakers, new members and visitors to the group ensuring an inclusive environment is provided.
• Ensuring all members and volunteer complete a membership form.
• To observe the Stroke Association’s Confidentiality Policy especially when completing and storing personal membership data.
• Support the facilitation of group or committee meetings, including an annual review meeting, to discuss the management of the group, including taking minutes and circulating agendas.
• Responding to any correspondence the group may have, including keeping local and regional Stroke Association staff informed of the activities of the group.

This might be the role for you if:

• You have excellent listening and communication skills.
• You have excellent organisational skills.
• You are computer literate.
• Good administrative and record keeping skills.
• A willingness to abide by policies relating to confidentiality.


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