Arun-Adur Ramblers

Friendly Walks in West Sussex

Group Secretary


Group Secretary

Role type:


Main purpose of the role:

The Secretary holds a pivotal position in the Group.  He/She keeps the Group Committee running effectively through good administration.  In addition, the Secretary is in an ideal position to take a lead role in developing the Group’s work and raising its profile.

What we need from you:

  • Enjoyment of walking and an affinity with all the charitable aims of the Ramblers.
  • Well-organised: Good at administration.
  • Team-player, able to build good relationships with other office-holders, especially the Group Chair.  Aware of the contributions in time and energy of fellow volunteers.
  • Computer literate, comfortable with word-processing and the internet.

What you could be doing:

General Administrative duties

  • Arrange Group meetings and the AGM as required by the constitution.
  • Act as primary point of contact with central office, receiving regular monthly mailings and with general public/other organisations.
  • Maintain up-to-date records of Group Office Holders and submit information to the Area Secretary as necessary.

Oiling the wheels of the committee

  • Gather together relevant documents from members (eg. previous meetings minutes, reports from Office Holders, bulletins from central office) and circulate to members in time for meetings.
  • Monitor the actions agreed at the last meeting to ensure that progress is being made.
  • Communicate regularly with other Group officers (particularly the chair) to keep the committee business going well.


Resources are available on the volunteer section of the Ramblers website


Volunteer Development Team

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Monday, December 10, 2018