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General Secretary Volunteer for two Fundraising Boards

What you’d be doing

We have two different Fundraising Boards – the Enterprise Board and the Fundraising Board who are made up of key stakeholders who guide and support the charity’s efforts in raising awareness of the issue of missing as well as securing vital income. You will be providing both of our boards with vital secretarial support. Tasks will include:

  • Circulating monthly and quarterly meeting invitations to members of both of our Fundraising Boards
  • Liaising with the Board Chairs and our Major Donor Manager to put together a written agenda to circulate prior to board meetings
  • Attending our board meetings to take minutes and actions
  • Circulating the minutes and actions along with other papers post meeting
  • Acquiring lists of business and foundation contacts from our Grants Team and Corporate Partnerships Team to circulate post meeting

Qualities/Experience/Skills needed

  • Effective communication skills, in particular written and verbal communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Confident using computers, especially Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Considerate and sensitive to the needs of the board members and the issue of missing
  • It would be great to have a volunteer with prior experience as a personal assistant or secretary, however, this is not essential to be able to carry out the role

What this role can offer you

  • You will gain a good insight into the charity and how our fundraising boards feed into the charity’s income streams
  • Opportunity to network with our board members who come from a range of different backgrounds and have a wealth of professional experience
  • You will be given full support and guidance from our Major Donor Manager throughout your time with us

Location and availability

  • This role would be carried out remotely, however, the option to join our board meetings in person may be possible once restrictions are lifted.
  • We would hope that you would be able to commit to at least 12 months of volunteering. The Enterprise Board meet once a month for 1 hour and the Fundraising Board meet quarterly for 1.5 hours, taking place at 6pm. There would be 16 meetings to attend across the year, with time set aside before and after each of these meetings to complete pre/post meeting tasks. Ideally we would like for you to be able to attend all Board meetings, bearing in mind time for additional tasks. However, we can be flexible if you are not able to attend all of the meetings.

If you have any questions about the role or other positions available, please contact our wonderful team via volunteer@missingpeople.org.uk

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