Society Secretary: Vacancy

The Shrimpers Trust is seeking a new Society Secretary to join our team. We are reaching out to you, our valued members and supporters, to share this exciting opportunity and invite applications from individuals who are passionate about football, community, and volunteering.

The Society Secretary role is pivotal in maintaining the operational backbone of The Shrimpers Trust. The Society Secretary will ensure that our governance structures and administrative functions are executed with the utmost efficiency and integrity. From ensuring statutory compliance to coordinating meetings and supporting the board, the Secretary plays a vital role in driving the success of our organisation.

Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Statutory Compliance: Ensuring that the society complies fully with its statutory and regulatory obligations, maintaining records and documentation to uphold transparency and accountability;
  • Governance Promotion: Advocating for and implementing best practices in governance within the organisation, ensuring adherence to established rules and guidelines to protect members’ interests;
  • Meeting Coordination: Organising meetings, including Annual General Meetings (AGMs) and Extraordinary General Meetings (EGMs), managing logistics, agendas, and documentation to facilitate efficient decision-making processes;
  • Policy Management: Overseeing the review and management of society policies, ensuring they are up to date, relevant, and effectively communicated to all members of the Trust;
  • Board Support: Acting as a key liaison between the board and members, ensuring decisions are promptly and accurately implemented, and that board members are supported in their roles, with access to necessary information and resources.

We are looking for an individual with strong organisational skills, keen attention to detail, and ideally an understanding of governance and regulatory compliance as they relate to non-profit or community organizations. Additional support in this area can be provided by the Football Supporters Association (FSA). Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential, as is the ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and foster cooperative relationships with other board members and stakeholders. The role is unpaid. A full job spec can be found here.

If you or someone you know possesses these qualifications and skills and is interested in joining The Shrimpers Trust as its Society Secretary, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Please share this message with anyone who might be interested, and direct them to info@shrimperstrust.co.uk to submit their application.

Thank you for your continued support of The Shrimpers Trust. Together, we can continue to make a positive impact on our community and the future of Southend United Football Club.

From all at The Shrimpers Trust Board

The Shrimpers Trust is an organisation that values diversity and equal opportunity for all. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or age.