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Volunteer Branch Secretary - EXPIRED

Job Title Volunteer Branch Secretary - EXPIRED
Contract Type Volunteer
Location Sheerness, Kent
Salary 0
Job Published 05 Feb 2015
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Job Description - EXPIRED

The RNLI has a network of local fundraising branches organising a wide range of activities and events which last year raised £14 million to save lives at sea.  Each branch and guild is supported by a Community Fundraising Manager although the range and frequency of fundraising events is determined by the branch members themselves.

Becoming part of your local fundraising branch could offer you an opportunity to improve your CV, meet new people or learn new skills.   Some of our branch members have been volunteering for many years, some just join us for a few months – whatever their commitments allow.

We are currently looking for motivated people to join our local fundraising branches and we have a specific vacancy detailed below:

Volunteer Branch Secretary for Sheerness

As the primary point of contact between the branch and the Fundraising & Communications office you will play a key role in ensuring effective communication by distributing information to branch members, taking notes at meetings and placing printing and materials orders.  You will be highly organised and efficient, used to meeting deadlines and have an enthusiasm for assisting at fundraising events and activities.

Whether you have experience in administration or secretarial work or you want to develop such skills this could be a role for you.

This is a great opportunity to really make a difference by raising vital funds for our volunteer crew members and lifeguards.   Why the RNLI needs this role
This role will help us save lives at sea by raising income and support from the local community.

Potential time commitment:
Team: Fundraising & Communications
Location: Sheerness
Responsible to: Community Fundraising Manager

  Complying with the Volunteer Commitment
  Being the primary point of contact between the branch and the fundraising  support team  office (access to email and internet would be an advantage)
  Dealing with all branch correspondence and regularly distributing information to branch members
  Ordering fundraising materials and printing
  Attending branch meetings and assisting at fundraising events and activities.
  Encouraging and welcoming a diverse group of new members/supporters into the RNLI

Measures of Success
  Branch/Guild members receive all important notices and information 
  Positive feedback

Training and Support
  Training to fulfil your volunteer role will be provided if required
  The RNLI will aim to provide opportunities for personal development in your volunteer role

What you will get from this role
  Join a motivated, fun and enthusiastic team
  Gain valuable experience that will enhance your CV and set you apart in the job market
  Meet new people within your local community
  Satisfaction of giving back
  Gain charity sector contacts within a supportive environment
  Reasonable travel and lunch expenses covered

RNLI Values
The RNLI has set values as an organisation that we ask all our staff and volunteers to uphold:
Selfless: Willing to put the requirements of others before our own and the needs of the team before the individual, able to see the bigger picture and act in the best interests of the RNLI. Inclusive and respectful of others.  Prepared to share our expertise with organisations that share our aims.
Dependable: Always available, committed to doing our part in saving lives with professionalism and expertise, continuously developing and improving. Working in and for the community and delivering on our promises.
Trustworthy: Responsible, accountable and efficient in the use of the donations entrusted to us, managing our affairs with transparency, integrity and impartiality.
Courageous: Prepared to achieve our aims in changing and challenging environments. We are innovative, adaptable and determined in our mission to save more lives at sea.

Health and safety responsibilities:
To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of others with whom you volunteer, by reporting all potential and actual health and safety matters including accidents using the correct procedures.

The RNLI is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and, expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and comply with the RNLI Safeguarding Policy and Procedures to ensure safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

If you are interested in applying for this role please visit our website:

Ref: EXPIRED - SH483 | Published: 05th Feb 2015