Secretary: Laughton Greenwood

Laughton Greenwood Limited CBS

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What can you expect with the Role of the Secretary? The Secretary is crucial to the smooth running of a Management Committee meeting. This involves activities before, during and after Committee meetings. Some examples:

Before the Meeting: Consult with the Chairperson on the order of business for the meeting and the way in which it should be dealt with on the agenda; decide what business requires discussion and what requires a decision by the Management Committee; circulate to all members (a) any papers to be discussed at the upcoming meeting and (b) a copy of the agenda, minutes of the previous meeting.

At the Meeting: Unless there is a Minutes Secretary, take notes of the meeting, recording the key points and making sure that all decisions and proposals are recorded, as well as the name of the person or group responsible for carrying them

After the Meeting: Send a reminder notice of each decision requiring action to the relevant person - this can be done by telephone, etc..

Skills

The role of Secretary of a Management Committee can be key to the efficient functioning of the Committee particularly in organisations with few or no paid staff members. 

Below are just some of the qualities, skills and knowledge which should be demonstrated by those carrying out this role. A good Management Committee Secretary will: 

  • be methodical, with a good eye for detail; 
  • be well organised, with an orderly mind; 
  • bring objectivity to the proceedings; 
  • deal promptly with correspondence; 
  • be able to take accurate notes of meetings; 
  • make sure members receive all the necessary material; 
  • bring the necessary material to the meeting.

The Committee meets 6-8 times per year in Lewes or Laughton. If you have a passion for woodlands and helping human communities and natural environments flourish and would like to know more, please send an email to info@laughtongreenwood.co.uk. We would love to hear from you.


Benefits

There are many learning opportunities available within our Organisation especially if you have a passion for the Natural World and Community engagement. We are always learning!

  • Access to the Woodland.
  • Community and Social events.
  • Opportunities to support the positive protection and development of a local Ancient Woodland.

Practical Considerations

This role does require a certain amount of time commitment due its fundamental bridging position within the Committee and with hours allocated outside meetings to be able to prepare before meetings and follow up afterwards.

The Committee meets 6-8 times per year in Lewes or Laughton. 

If you have a passion for woodlands and helping human communities and natural environments flourish and would like to know more, please send an email to info@laughtongreenwood.co.uk. We would love to hear from you.

When do I need to be available?

Details For more details, please contact: info@laughtongreenwood.co.uk.
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Where does this role take place?

Lane House, Mill Lane,
Rodmell
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 3HS

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  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers