Branch Secretary Cornwall Branch
National Autistic Society
Cornwall, United Kingdom
2d ago

Branch Secretary Cornwall Branch

Who we are :

The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people.

We transform lives by providing support, information and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers.

Since 1962, autistic people have turned to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work.

We change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and the difficulties many autistic people face. We also work closely with businesses, local authorities and government to help them provide more autism-

friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws.

Why we need you

The charity has around 100 branches, all run by volunteers, who provide local support to people on the autism spectrum. Every branch is different and so are the activities they provide they may run parent support groups, adult social groups, children’s activities, conferences or focus on providing information or campaigning.

However, no matter how big or small, all branches are hugely valued by the people in their local area.

What you will be doing

  • Writing notes of what is talked about at committee meetings. These notes should be recorded in a book or on a computer.
  • The notes should be photocopied or typed up and sent to all committee members after the meeting (within two weeks).

  • Booking speakers for meetings. You will need to contact the speaker by telephone, email or letter and then continue to communicate with them to confirm their attendance and check if they need any assistance and information (such as details of transport or accommodation).
  • Booking meeting rooms for committee and Branch meetings. You will need to contact a venue in advance of when you want a meeting and confirm the date and time you want the room for.
  • Some meeting rooms need to be paid for. If you meet there frequently, you may be able to negotiate a cheaper rate.

    Skills, experience and qualities needed

  • Able to listen to other people talking and write notes about what they are saying at the same time.
  • Can write clearly and accurately.
  • Confident in communicating with individuals or organisations by phone or email in order to book rooms or speakers.
  • When and where

  • Writing notes at committee meetings however long the meeting lasts
  • Typing up notes from committee meetings and sending to the committee 1-2 hours
  • Booking speakers for meetings 1-2 hours in total over a period of time
  • Booking meeting rooms 30 minutes over a period of time
  • Home based (plus travel to branch meetings)
  • Support

  • Designated branch support officer to answer any queries and support you with the day to day running of the branch.
  • Written guidance on a range of branch communications
  • Various training courses relevant to running a branch
  • Insurance cover for all branch activities
  • Expenses covered for attendance at any event organised by the NAS Branches Team.
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