An exciting opportunity for an Administration Professional will be created when the existing, long serving, Secretary to the Federation retires in mid-2017.
The Federation was formed in 1988 and exists to uphold the freedom to use yesterday’s vehicles on tomorrow’s roads. We represent over 540 historic vehicle clubs with approximately 250,000 enthusiasts owning not only cars but motor cycles, commercial, agricultural, military and steam vehicles plus passenger service vehicles such as buses and coaches all of which are more than 30 years old.
The successful candidate will work closely with the Chairman, Finance Director, Legislation Director and other board members.
The role requires:
An ability to maintain daily contact by telephone and email with the Board, member clubs, individual members, trade and museum supporters.
The ability to research government and other relevant websites to identify potential legislation that could impact our movement.
An ability to interact effectively with members, media and commercial partners at shows and conferences.
General office administration including maintenance of membership records, accounting records and preparation in draft of the monthly trial balance.
A high degree of IT literacy and familiarity with web-based communication tools that facilitate user interaction.
But equally importantly we seek applications from individuals who truly believe they could contribute to the future development of the Federation.
The Federation follows a clearly defined strategy focusing on key areas of Legislation, Research, Trade & Skills, Heritage & Culture, Technical & Events and International Relations.
Over the past four years as well as focusing on our primary objective of lobbying government, their agencies and other NGOs; the Federation has created the only Ofqual accredited Apprenticeship Course in Historic Vehicle Restoration and developed our focus on the cultural impact of historic vehicles to the extent that Mr Loyd Grossman, chairman of The Heritage Alliance will speak at our AGM and Conference later this year.
The role requires a high degree of diplomacy and an interest in historic vehicles and the movement in general. An appreciation of the technical aspects of motor vehicles would be helpful but is not essential.
Working hours have a certain degree of flexibility although an ability to work some weekends, currently spread over ten days is essential. The tasks of Newsletter editor and Custodian of Archives may be incorporated within the role subject to the experience of the successful candidate.
An appropriate remuneration package will be negotiated.
Further details of the Federation are available at www.fbhvc.co.uk
The chairman, David Whale, will be pleased to receive enquiries and expressions of interest via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org