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Secretary - Yeovil Freewheelers EVS (YFW Blood Bikes)

Yeovil Freewheelers EVS

Name: Secretary - Yeovil Freewheelers EVS (YFW Blood Bikes)
Organisation: Yeovil Freewheelers EVS
Location: c/o 35 Mudford Rd, Yeovil, BA21 4AE
Type: Part Time
Approx. 2 days per month: General Meetings and Committee Meetings are held monthly at two week separation, usually on a Thursday evening from 19:00 to 21:00; Trustees’ Meetings are held four times per year.


YFW requires a Secretary to join the Executive Committee to help us to ensure the general smooth running of the organisation, to organise meetings and to make sure that the administrative requirements of the Charities’ Commission are fulfilled.

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Organisation Description

YFW Blood Bikes is run by Yeovil Freewheelers (EVS), an Emergency Volunteer Service which supports Yeovil District Hospital, Dorset County Hospital and the community hospitals across our regions by providing emergency courier services for blood, platelets, blood and tissue samples, medication, breast milk, documents, X rays, CT scans, and equipment. We operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, probably saving the NHS over £200,000 a year while easing patients' suffering and helping to save lives. We are the oldest surviving blood bike group in the country, the two earlier groups having been forced to close through lack of funds some time ago. Last year we made over 2,000 urgent and emergency deliveries to hospitals, hospices, and nursing homes as well as private addresses across much of Somerset and all of Dorset.


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Cause / Interests

  • Community Health & Wellbeing
  • Emergency Services
  • Health & Hospices
  • Medicine
  • Social Care

Types of Activity

  • Community Health & Wellbeing
  • Fundraising
  • General and Helping
  • Trusteeship and Committee Work

Skills and Qualifications


Acquire a good knowledge of YFW’s constitution.
Give clear advice on procedural matters.
Be organised and methodical
Take good minutes.
Keep accurate records.
Organise a meeting well.


Working with a well respected voluntary organisation - the UK's longest serving Blood Bike group
Discounts with various motorcycle related retailers
Work experience in a friendly non-judgemental environment
Working with a charity who promote a family atmosphere

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: NA
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: N/A
Restrictions: N/A
Induction: Hospital volunteer induction required.
Insurance Cover: Standard Liability insurance in place
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: To be provided as required
Other: The Yeovil Freewheelers (YFW) Emergency Voluntary Service (EVS) is a Registered Charity (No. 299434), founded in 1978 by Mr Cecil Turner. YFW (EVS) is the longest serving Blood Bike group in the country. Operating from Yeovil District Hospital and Do

Recruitment Method

Informal discussion, Other, DBS Check, Interview