Volunteering Vacancy:

District Secretary

Essential governance support to the District Trustee Board

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Role Description

Find out more about the District Secretary position

The Charity Commission for England & Wales outlines the main responsibilities and duties of charity trustees as follows:

  • Ensure your charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit
  • Comply with your charities’ governing document (in the Scouts this is POR) and the law
  • Act in your charity’s best interests
  • Ensure your charity is accountable
  • Manage your charity’s resources responsibly
  • Act with reasonable care and skill

The specific role of Secretary is open to anyone in the District who is 18+. The Secretary provides administrative support to the Chair. The Secretary sends out the agenda, minutes of previous meetings and relevant supporting documents. You should contact them if you would like to get backdated copies of these, or think you are missing something in preparation for the next meeting or are unable to attend the meeting that is arranged. The Trustees typically meet 4-6 times per year including the AGM for which you would the the primary record-keeper.

https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteers/running-things-locally/trustee-boards/trustee-roles-and-responsibilities/

https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteers/running-things-locally/trustee-boards/trustee-roles-and-responsibilities/a-guide-for-the-group-secretary/

Apply (or nominate someone) for this position

We welcome enquiries from people outside of Scouting, as well as exsiting members who may want to explore a role with a higher level of responsibility, developing new skills, abilities and set themselves new personal challenges – all of which can be used in and outside Scouting.

All roles are open to people aged 18 and above unless otherwise indicated.

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