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Secretary to the Board

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Stirling
  • Closing 10th July 2023

  • Advertised from 28th June 2023


  • Do you love animals and want to help young people?
  • Would you enjoy helping people and dogs to improve each other’s lives?
  • Do you have excellent administrative skills?
  • Could you offer us 4 hours a month? We offer a flexible schedule, and this role can be completed outside of working hours.
  • Then we want to hear from you!

Paws for Progress is a local organisation seeking a motivated volunteer to join our team as a Secretary to the Board. This is an exciting opportunity to play an essential role in the smooth running of our board meetings and supporting us with administration, enabling Paws for Progress to improve the lives of more people and dogs.

About the organisation:

Paws for Progress is an innovative and ambitious Community Interest Company dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable people and dogs. Our specialist team provide educational, therapeutic, and interactive dog-assisted services for people most in need of support, in prison and within community settings.

About the role:

The purpose of this role is to provide a secretariat service to the members of the board, ensuring the smooth running of meeting, taking of minutes, and following up on any actions.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with strong communication and organisational skills. The flexibility to adapt, confidence working independently, and minute taking experience are essential for this role. You will also undertake other duties as determined by the evolving nature of the organisation.

This role will be predominantly remote working and you will be required to use your own laptop / computer to undertake your duties.

Application notes

Applicants are invited to submit a CV and 1 page cover letter, setting out why you want to join us in this role and how you meet the person specification.

These should be sent to our recruitment team by 5pm on Monday 10th July 2023 at

We will let you know by Tuesday 11th July 2023 if you are invited to progress to the interview stage of recruitment.

Interviews will be conducted remotely between the 12th to the 14th July 2023.

Please let Suzanne Ruby know at if there is anything we can do to make the application or interview process more accessible for you (for example, these adjustments could include, but are not limited to: video application, interview coach present, sending questions prior to the interview, possibility of a walking interview, etc). Every role at Paws for Progress is open to applications from all sections of society.

We believe in the potential of everyone regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, age, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other form of diversity. At Paws for Progress, we are committed to conscious inclusion that contributes to creating a sense of belonging and shared purpose. We welcome applications from everyone who feels passionately about our vision; creating a world where people and dogs improve and enrich each other’s lives.

If you are interested in this role and could see yourself doing a great job then we want to hear from you, even if you are unsure whether you meet all the points in the person specification.