Secretary to the Herts Disability Sports Foundation (HDSF) Board

Secretary to the Herts Disability Sports Foundation (HDSF) Board

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Governance
  • Office and Administration Management


Baldock, SG7 6DZ
Mainly at home
Travel limit? Within Hertfordshire.


Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week
The volunteer will attend quarterly meetings in person and online meetings (1 per month).

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HDSF is a charity working to support adults and children in Hertfordshire with physical and/or learning disabilities to participate in recreational sporting activities.  

What will you be doing?

The main purpose of the role is to provide a high quality professional service to ensure the effective delivery and recording of Trustee meetings. The individual will be working closely with the Chair, Board of Trustees, and Chief Operating Officer to provide secretariat support and general governance advice. The successful candidate should be an effective communicator who is good at building relationships, has excellent organisational skills and maintains high standards of governance. They will be a trusted advisor to the Board, Executive and Working Groups, therefore diplomacy and an understanding of sensitivities relating to confidential information and deadlines when managing meetings is essential.


The Board meets face to face on a quarterly basis and online in the intervening months (total 12).  We also have two Working Groups (Governance & Finance, Risk & Safeguarding) which meet quarterly, usually online.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a candidate with experience of minute taking, particularly for Boards and Committees with strong governance protocols.  They would have excellent verbal and written skills, with the ability to work without direct supervision and to prioritise own workload and multitask.  They will be a proficient user of IT and would ideally have experience of charity governance.

What difference will you make?

The successful volunteer will ensure the Board meetings are efficient and effective, contribute to governance improvements and provide invaluable support to the Senior Management Team.

Before you apply

We would appreciate a copy of your CV and a covering letter explaining why you would like to volunteer for this role with HDSF.

  • Children / families
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Mental health
  • Physical disabilities
  • Sports
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 

    The Charity was created to provide support, education, training and the opportunity to take part in sporting activities for individuals who struggle to access sport and physical activity - to...