We are looking for a Branch Secretary to join one of the largest and oldest Friendly Societies in the UK, within the Bedford area.
Based in the village of Wootton you will be expected to work on your own initiative, working an equalised average of 12 hours per week (flexible working hours to be agreed with the successful candidate, which includes some weekend and evening work). Please only apply if you are happy to do these hours.
Our clients’ aim is to improve the quality of life for their members through active social involvement, care support and a range of financial benefits and services to members in the Bedford, Biggleswade & Northampton area.
As Branch Secretary, the principle aim is to help and support the Branch to be financially and administratively strong. This includes supporting the volunteer Committee of Management to deliver on the membership package, and supporting the delivery of the social element of the Society to its target market (predominantly 50+), while bringing in new members, marketing and promoting the organisation, supporting volunteering and helping them to grow.
In this role you will focus on financial and administrative elements of running the Branch
• Day-to-day bookkeeping
• Overseeing the management of the office and meeting room.
• Managing the membership and ensuring they are kept informed on Branch matters
• Supporting a volunteer Committee of Management to be able to steer and govern the society
• Promote the Society in the local area
• Develop active involvement of members
• Build relationships with the local community
We are looking for a Branch Secretary who is friendly, outgoing and organised, with an ability to work to deadlines and without close supervision, delivering on measurable targets.
You must have/be:
• A peoples’ person with excellent communication skills
• Able to speak confidently in front of groups of people
• Patient and diplomatic
• Able to negotiate, persuade, organise, plan and manage your own time
• Computer literate
• Able to take Minutes
• Basic accountancy skills
The position of Branch Secretary is a 12 hours per week post and there is a salary on offer of £8.85.
How to Apply
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You must have eligibility to work in the UK. Please note, only suitable applicants will be contacted. If your address and contact details are not on your CV, you will not be considered.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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