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Offered by:
Literacy Volunteers
Location(s): Sherwood
Address where volunteering takes place: Woodthorpe Grange Woodthorpe Drive Sherwood Nottingham NG5 4HA  

How many places are on offer?


Purpose of Role:

Here is a great opportunity to use your organisational, administration and committee skills to support the development Literacy Volunteers, a long-established and respected organisation that helps to instil the love of books and reading into children.

Role Description:

Overall responsible for providing secretarial support to the Board including arranging meetings, taking minutes and monitoring and updating action log.

Work closely with the trustees to:

Produce and review annual reports to the Charity Commission and Funders where appropriate
Review and monitor the charity’s performance and set the strategic direction to be adopted in a post COVID-19 environment
Oversee the ethic and business practices
Attend the Trustees meetings to record minutes
Act with reasonable care and skill and as an ambassador for the charity

Meetings will normally be held at our office, but may also be online.

Skills and Qualifications:

The secretary must have:
• Integrity
• A commitment to the charity
• A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties • Strategic vision
• Good, independent judgement
• An ability to think creatively
• A willingness to speak their mind
• An ability to work effectively as a member of a team

This role requires some life experience, so is not likely to be suitable for student volunteers.

When required:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this opportunity.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Additional information:
Are there age restrictions for this opportunity? Yes
Age Restrictions:

You must be over 18 to be a charity trustee

Are there gender restrictions for this opportunity? No
Is the opportunity accessible to disabled people? Yes
Disability restrictions:

Please talk to us about your access needs

How long before volunteer can expect a response?

We will try to respond to volunteer enquiries within one week

How long to complete training and recruitment?

A couple of sessions

Volunteer Expenses offered? Yes
Induction and Training offered? Yes
Support and Supervision offered? Yes
Has a risk assessment been carried out? Yes
DBS Disclosure required? Yes

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