The role of a Secretary is to provide support for the Chairperson, to keep careful notes and to organise the smooth running of the group. A Secretary needs to be:
- literate so that a record (minutes) can be made of all the important points discussed and decisions made at each meeting
- able to write letters and reports on behalf of the group
- able to arrange the timing and place for meetings and make sure all members have this information and details of matters to be discussed
- able to look after and organise any information resources and notes which the group owns.