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Secretary of Kettering Local Group

Posted for Diabetes UK Midlands [K]

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Diabetes UK is the leading charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes.

We provide information, help and peer support, so people with diabetes can manage their condition effectively. We are one of the largest funders of diabetes research in the UK.


Local groups provide a relaxed and informal environment for individuals with diabetes to meet and share experiences. They can be an extremely useful source of support and information, especially to those who are newly diagnosed or struggling with the management of their diabetes.

As well as this, local groups also provide valuable support to the work of Diabetes UK through fundraising, campaigning and raising awareness.


To provide administrative and secretarial support to the group including arranging meetings and to ensure effective communication between Diabetes UK and the group and to act as the main point of contact for members of the public interested in joining the group.

The Secretary may decide to ask another committee member to support with aspects of the role e.g. publicity

MAIN TASKS: General • Ensure that information from Diabetes UK is passed on and acted on by relevant members of the committee and the group. • Ensure that Diabetes UK is kept informed of group details including key contacts and meeting places when information changes using the Groups Information Sheet. • Deal with group correspondence. • Act as a cheque signatory for the group.

Membership • Maintain a mailing list of local contacts. • Respond to queries from members of the public wishing to join the group.

Meetings • Provide support for committee meetings and Annual General Meetings including preparing the agenda with the chair and taking minutes. • Keep a record of past group meeting minutes. • Identify and book venues for meetings, book speakers and produce the annual programme.

Publicity • Keeping the group website up to date. • Working with the committee and members to publicise the group locally. • Creating flyers to publicise the group. • In conjunction with other committee members, agree information to be included in the newsletter. • Produce and distribute the newsletter via email and post where appropriate.


  • Age restrictions
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description


This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

When do I need to be available?

Start Date: 07/02/2021

End Date: 11/02/2022

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  • Trusteeship and Committee Work

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