Branch Secretary (Barra)

  • VO86748
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

Could you coordinate local SSAFA services in your area? You don’t need a military background, just basic I.T and admin skills, the ability to get on with people and good written and spoken English. If so we’d love to hear from you.
What is a Branch Secretary?
There are SSAFA branches throughout the UK and overseas. These are divided into local areas that we call divisions. Each branch has a secretary to organise day-to-day activities. This is a key role involving administration and coordinating people. As the first point of contact for SSAFA in the area you will play a crucial part in promoting SSAFA locally, organising local events and ensuring the smooth running of SSAFA across the divisions in your branch.

Organisation aims and objectives

In recognition of their service to the Nation, SSAFA works to ensure that the needs of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families are met in an appropriate and timely manner. We exist to relieve need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in order to support their independence and dignity.

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Restrictions

Experience required: Friendly and approachable people of any age (18+) with some experience of coordinating people and admin Good written and spoken English Ability to be respectful and non-judgemental with clients, their family, other agencies and SSAFA colleagues Ability to send and receive emails – you will receive your own SSAFA email address Ability to coordinate a team of people volunteering Willingness to use our on-line case management system (this is covered in the training).
Travel details: This role is about coordination and administration. As part of your local branch you might have access to an office, but many volunteers are based at home. The role would suit someone looking to offer a regular time commitment each week. You would also need to organise and attend a number of regular meetings each year.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Out of pocket expenses will be reimburshed
Training details: A three-day course for new branch secretaries. Your trainer will guide your group of like-minded volunteers through everything you need to know to run a SSAFA branch. On-line training modules to complete at home, so you are up to date on how to keep clients, their families and personal information safe. Access to a range of e-learning courses as well as local opportunities to keep your training up to date. Support from the Chair of the branch Support from the Regional Operations Support Manager (per region) Access to the Welfare Team and Volunteer Support Team based at our central office Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 months ago

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