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Main purpose of job: To provide secretarial and administrative support to the Regional Chair, Vice Chair and the Regional Group


  • Working with regional delegates and liaising with the seven CPRE branches in the East Midlands.
  • Providing assistance to the Regional Chair and Vice Chair with all general admin and secretarial tasks – including the booking of meeting venues and guest speakers.
  • Ensuring that appropriate and efficient admin and communication systems are implemented within the region and with other CPRE regions, CPRE branches and National Office in London.
  • Organise and attend Regional team and Quarterly East Midlands Regional Group meetings , contacting attendees, producing agendas, sending out pre-meeting papers, taking and producing Minutes.
  • Assist with developing and managing conferences, events, projects and campaigns.
  • Assist with the preparation of funding bids.
  • Organise the catering and associated refreshments for meetings as appropriate.
  • Dealing with all enquiries/ incoming emails/ photocopying/ mailings.

CPRE prides itself on taking a holistic approach and employing highly committed staff. Flexibility in order to work together to achieve organisational priorities is a valued aspect of our culture. From time to time, therefore, the post holder will be expected to assist in whatever reasonable ways may be necessary to achieve wider organisational goals.

Person Specification

  • Strong organisational skills, initiative and ability to prioritise their own workload, along with the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of people.
  • An understanding of and commitment to CPRE’s objectives, an interest in the countryside issues and empathy with the rural environment.
  • Good communication and (desirable) presentation skills.
  • Fundraising experience or willingness to learn.
  • Be prepared to travel around the East Midlands Region and occasionally further afield.
  • Be able to work flexible hours.
  • Competence with various IT applications including use of email/internet and (desirable) desk top publishing.

This paid post will be based at the post holder’s home, within the East Midlands Region, therefore access to a computer and telephone is essential and access to a car is desirable. A consultancy fee per month and agreed expenses will be paid.

To apply please send your CV along with contact details to Ian Biddulph – Chair CPRE East Midlands Region at or alternatively use the same email address if you require further information.