Ref: V013 | 4ward Stroke Group, Leicester, LE3 2PP

We’re looking for a Voluntary Group Secretary to join our group located at Braunstone Civic Centre, 209 Kingsway, Braunstone Town, Leicester, LE3 2PP.

Meetings start at 10.00am and finish at 12:30pm. Also the successful applicant would need to be available once a month for around two hours to attend our monthly committee meetings.

Stroke Association Voluntary Groups provide long-term social and peer support to people affected by stroke. They organise events and meet together to reduce social isolation and rebuild the confidence of members. Committee members organise and ensure the smooth running of the groups, and lead the team of volunteers.

Voluntary groups are run by a team made up of a Chairperson/Group Organiser, Secretary and Treasurer/Finance. 

The volunteer will:

  • Need to be able to travel to the group.
  • Need to be over the age of 18 years old.
  • Be able to organise meetings and activities.
  • Have a great eye for detail.
  • Work in a methodical way to support community activity.
  • Have good communication skills and enjoy meeting new people.
  • Be IT literate.
  • Have good administrative and record-keeping skills.
  • Be able to follow relevant policies.

Depending on your role, you will be individually or collectively responsible for some of these tasks:

  • Planning and coordinating activities for the group to undertake, including inviting speakers, arranging instructors and arranging outings.
  • Managing the group’s accounts (if required), including producing a monthly report, managing petty cash and acting as a cardholder on the group account.
  • Chairing meetings, including an annual review meeting, to discuss the management of the group, and also taking minutes and circulating agendas.
  • Keeping and maintaining membership records, including emergency contact details, and keeping in touch with members through newsletters, phone or email.
  • Recruiting and supporting volunteers in the group and working with the local Stroke Association staff to ensure they are supported.
  • Responding to any correspondence the group may have, including keeping local Stroke Association staff informed of the activities of the group

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and an Access NI check or membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is required for this role.

Interested in this role?

Find out more by downloading the role description for the Voluntary Group Secretary/Administrator role.

If you are interested in this role or would like further information on any aspects of our work, then please contact Sonal Bhavsar, Volunteering and Community Officer, on 0751 559 7263 or sonal.bhavsar@stroke.org.uk.

We want to reduce barriers to inclusion. Help us understand who’s applying for and getting roles with us by completing our Equal opportunities form and emailing it to equalops@stroke.org.uk. This helps us continue to identify anything that’s getting in the way for people looking to join us. This information does not form part of your application, so please don’t send it with your application form.

If you would like support with your application, please contact us on recruitment@stroke.org.uk or 0152 790 3826.

About us

Stroke Association. Rebuilding lives after stroke.

When stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down. And so does a part of you. That’s because a stroke happens in the brain, the control centre for who we are and what we can do. It happens every five minutes in the UK and changes lives instantly. Recovery is tough, but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, the brain can adapt.

We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it’s a team effort to get there.

We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.

Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join our team.

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