Committee Roles

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Whatever your standard, our squads welcome you to come along and train. With over 30 teams in 25 different disciplines, there really is something for everyone.

Opportunity profiles are designed to give you an idea of what your position within Bucks Students' Union will involve. The opportunity profiles for each role will highlight the commitments, skills and benefits you can expect taking up that role.

At university, holding a committee role can further benefit you as an individual in a number of different ways. It can benefit your time here at Bucks and also in gaining future employment.

Benefits:

  • CV enhancement
  • Hours can be accredited to volunteering
  • Hands on experience of working with your peers
  • Enhancement of life skills
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Experience or writing financial reports
  • Experience of working in a democratic environment
  • Time management
  • People management
  • Experience of sitting on committees
  • Experience in conducting meetings
  • New friendship groups outside of just your course and house mates.
  • Being part of the largest collective group of students in the Students’ Union.

Chair

Being the Chair of a club offers an opportunity to be involved in the day-to-day running of a club in a sport you enjoy. As Chair you will be the figure head of your club, conduct and oversee all committee meetings and be the voice of your club at Athletic Union Council meetings.

Key skills required to be a Chair:

  • Team work
  • Organisation
  • Decision making
  • Leadership skills
  • Diplomacy
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Confidence
  • Excellent role model

Chair Opportunity Profile

Secretary

The Secretary is the lifeblood of any club and is the person responsible for keeping the club ticking over. As club Secretary you would be responsible for leasing with all committee members ensuring that they are carrying out their own roles and responsibilities and would be the clubs first point of contact with any general administration issues.  You would need to have excellent organisational skills, good inter personal skills and be able to prioritise workloads. In the absence of the Club Chair you would carry out their role.

Key skills required to be a captain:

  • Team work
  • Organisation
  • Decision making
  • Leadership skills
  • Diplomacy
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritise work load
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Confidence
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Competent with Microsoft office

Secretary Opportunity Profile

Treasurer

The role of treasurer offers an individual the chance to gain valuable experience in dealing with finance a skill that is directly transferable into the work place. As treasurer you would oversee all expenditure form your clubs fundraising accounts, write monthly financial reports and ensure the clubs financial stability.

Key skills required to be a Treasurer:

  • Team work
  • Good at maths
  • Organisation
  • Decision making
  • Diplomacy
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good verbal and written skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office package
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Confidence

Treasurer Opportunity Profile

Captain

Captaincy offers an opportunity to be involved in the day to day running of a team within a club in a sport you enjoy. Not only do you get to pick your squad and team each week and make tactical  game changing decisions in matches you are also a vote carrying decision maker as part of the elected committee helping to shape your club moving forwards.

Key skills required to be a captain

  • Team work
  • Organisation
  • Decision making
  • Leadership skills
  • Diplomacy
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Confidence
  • Coaching experience would be advantageous.

Captain Opportunity Profile

Welfare Liaison

As Welfare Liaison, you are responsible for the welfare and safety of your members. This student led role takes proactive measures to impact student welfare within their club/society, be that through providing students the opportunity to talk, signposting students to relevant support services, or helping the committee plan sessions that considers all of their members.

  • Attending Welfare Training
  • Point of contact for members to talk about their welfare concerns
  • Signposting to relevant services
  • Displaying information about welfare support
  • Helping the committee plan socials that consider all members of the club/society

Welfare Liaison Opportunity Profile

Social Secretary

Being social secretary offers an opportunity to be involved with the socialising and the non-sport playing part of your club. You are given responsibility to help build the club/societies cohesion and teamwork through organising social events involving all members. As an elected committee member you will help to shape your club or society moving forwards.

Social Secretary Opportunity Profile