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  • Location: Across: Hamilton East NSW, Newcastle NSW, Islington NSW, Newcastle West NSW, Merewether NSW, Maryville NSW, Broadmeadow NSW, Adamstown NSW
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Environment & Conservation
  • Time Required

    4-6 hours a month minimum including some out of hours/weekend

  • Suitable for
    • People with disability
    • Skilled Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Governance, Boards & Committees
    • Administration & Office Management

The Share Shop is a library of things in Newcastle, NSW, where you can borrow things instead of buying them. Our aims are to:

  • Reduce the number of consumer goods purchased independently and used infrequently, reducing waste associated with newly acquired goods
  • Provide access to things for those who might not otherwise have the resources be able to obtain such things
  • Build community by promoting sharing, learning, making and doing
  • Promote low impact, connected living

We are seeking a passionate and skilled Secretary to join our executive committee. The Secretary is a voting member of the Executive that drives the direction of our organisation, in addition, the Secretary is responsible for:

  • Planning and distribution of notices, agendas and papers for committee meetings and meetings of members
  • Meeting administration including minute taking
  • Receipt and coordination of response to communications such as letters and emails
  • Maintaining organisation filing including registers and records of the association, members and committee members

To apply, please send us your thoughts on why we would be a great fit for each other – a resume is welcome but not required.

Must have:

  • A genuine interest in the circular economy and libraries of things.
  • Ability to commit time to committee meetings approx. 1 per month outside standard business hours, as well as an additional 2-4 hours per month in between meetings to contribute to discussions, carry out the business of the association and attend occasional meetings with other relevant parties.
  • Willingness to spend some time in the shop while it is open, in order to understand how we function
  • Demonstrated experience in a role requiring high level organisation and communication

Even better if you also have:

  • Experience in a governance role