Sue

Sue

Volunteer Advisor
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Sue joined VCS Lincoln in April 2014 as a volunteer advisor in the Lincoln office. She retired from the Civil Service in September 2013 having been a civil servant for over 42 years. Her role was as the Secretarial Manager at RAF College Cranwell and also the Deputy Head of Profession (Secretarial) for the whole of the Ministry of Defence. She was responsible for all recruitment and line management of all secretarial staff at the RAF College and was the specialist member for all recruitment of secretarial staff for all MOD stations in the Lincolnshire area. Her responsibilities as Deputy Head of Profession for the MOD saw her supporting the Head of Profession in Main Building London, travelling around the country and abroad recruiting secretarial staff and arranging yearly secretarial roadshows for members of the profession. As part of that team she contributed to a paper on the role of the secretarial staff within the Ministry of Defence, updating and changing titles and job specifications and visiting prestigious companies around the UK and No 10 Downing Street as part of data evaluation for that paper.

Sue works as part of a team assisting and advising volunteers who come into VCS Lincoln looking for volunteering opportunities. She spends time with individuals talking through their aspirations with regard to volunteering and discussing what is available within our immediate area. She then completes the process by sending the referrals to the organisations selected. Sue then does a follow-up in a month’s time to check that individuals have been contacted by their respective organisations and if not chases them up. Not all prospective volunteers want referrals immediately, some are only seeking information and some want more time to digest the information given to them. If this is the case, further appointments are made to give the volunteers more time to make their selection, or they may be referred to our Supported Volunteering programme, which can help to improve confidence around accessing volunteering.