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Volunteer Executive Secretary/Administrator

DAR (Darlington Assistance for Refugees)


Posted over 30 days ago...

Do you have excellent organisational and administrative skills? Would you like to use them to support Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Darlington area?  


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Darlington, DL3 8PS

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

We’re now looking for an experienced secretary/administrator to support our Team Leaders What’s involved?

Maintain records of mentoring, language teaching and all relevant data required to carry out the teams’ responsibilities Organise venue, meeting papers and take minutes at team meetings Organise events for service users, such as football tournaments, coach trips, focus groups and ensure notes are taken and circulated, as necessary Maintain up to date records of volunteer and service user contact details Produce reports on volunteer activity and other data as required

What are we looking for?


Previous administrative experience, including maintaining records Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word and Excel Ability to communicate well in English, both in writing and orally Organisational skills Willingness to learn Adaptability Collaborative and supportive of colleagues Excellent attention to detail


Previous volunteer/charity sector experience Lived experience of the asylum or immigration system Experience of organising and recording minutes of meetings Experience of using Google software suit

What difference will you make?

Sanctuary seekers often arrive here with very little English, very little money or possessions and are afraid and anxious.  DAR provides English lessons, friendship, guidance, donated clothing and goods and support  when it is really vital.  Your contribution will enable our volunteers to focus on the services we provide, enable us to be more responsive and effective, so that we can continue to provide support to all new sanctuary seekers in Darlington.   


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