We are looking for a volunteer to lead our existing West Riding branch, the local representatives of IWA. The branch is made up of a branch committee, supported actively by volunteers and in spirit by IWA members in the area.
The branch represents IWA at events, on local user group forums and at planning and political levels, as well as running a series of talks and social meetings open to all. However, this branch is low on active volunteers and feels it could do make more impact with these tasks and do more if there were more volunteers, and good leadership.
It is a requirement of this role that you are an IWA member. This role also requires you to be elected by the committee. However they are a supportive branch and will help you to feel comfortable quickly.
Some of these tasks can be done by others if preferred, but the overall leadership and oversight of the branch remains with the chair:
We’re looking for the following qualities for the branch chair:
There are set commitments for a branch chair, which include meeting at least quarterly to co-ordinate branch activities and this includes the Annual General Meeting. Each meeting will need time for preparation, travel and attendance. Beyond this the role is more flexible and will depend on your time available!
We suggest this role requires 12 hours per week.
This role is also officially an elected role for a term of one year. However if you’d like to try it out for size we’re willing to be more flexible.
You will receive support in this role from our current branch committee and volunteers, previous branch chair and volunteer engagement officer.
If you would like to find out more, please contact Peter Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the role and branch.