Headway Borders

To promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their families and carers.

Current opportunities

Make a difference to your local community. Develop new and existing skills and gain experience volunteering in a charity. The satisfaction of knowing you are making a vital difference to those with brain injury.

The secretary plays a vital role in assisting the committee organise the smooth running of the support group ensuring vital support is given to those who have suffered a brain injury, their families and carers. Preparing for meetings: Sending notices of all meetings to members within the time required by the governing document; Making arrangements for meetings – booking rooms, arranging refreshments, ensuring access for all attending; Preparing the agenda in consultation with the Chair and distributing the agenda with any background papers; Checking that members have carried out tasks agreed at the previous meeting. Participating in meetings: Ensuring that the minutes of the previous meeting are accurate, agreed and signed and dated on each page by the Chair; Taking and producing minutes of the meeting, noting the names of those attending and apologies, major decisions, any votes taken and agreed further actions; Distributing minutes in a timely manner. Regulatory Documents: To keep proper records for at least 6 years (or more if certain funders require it). To declare your charitable status on all correspondence, cheques, invoices and receipts.

Providing leadership for the board of trustees in their role of setting the strategy and policy of the organisation; planning the annual cycle of board meetings and set the agendas; chairing and facilitating the board meetings; giving directions to board policy making; monitoring that decisions taken at board meetings are implemented; representing the organisation at appropriate events, meetings or functions; acting as a spokesperson for the organisation where appropriate; protect and manage the property of the organisation; attend meetings and read papers in advance of meetings; attend sub-committee meetings as appropriate; participate in other tasks as they arise from time to time, such as interviewing new staff, helping with fundraising; keep informed about the activities of the organisation and wider issues which affect its work.

Contribute to the maintenance of a professional and welcoming environment of Headway Borders Group and continue in providing the vital support needed for those with brain injury, their families and carers. Tasks: To arrange refreshments for the group. Setting up and clearing away for the group. Arrange activities for the group and source materials. To distribute literature from Headway UK to members including competitions and information. Liaise with other volunteers to produce quarterly newsletter.