Deputy Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson: The role of the Deputy Chairperson is to shadow the Chairperson in providing leadership and responsibility for the organisation and the Committee and to step into the Chairperson’s roles where needed. It is often considered that the Deputy Chairperson will succeed the Chairperson and that this role is in preparation.

Desirable Attributes:

The Deputy Chairperson should:

  • be well informed of all organisation activities and able to provide oversight be a person who can develop good relationships internally and externally
  • be willing to step in for the Chairperson where needed including chairing meetings
  • be forward thinking and committed to meeting the overall goals of the organisation
  • have a good working knowledge of the Committee Constitution, rules and duties of office bearers be able to work collaboratively with other Committee Members
  • be a good listener and attuned to the interests of members and other interest groups
  • be a good role model and a positive image for the organisation in representing the Committee in other forums
  • be a competent public speaker
  • be able to raise concerns with the Chairperson where they arise

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • In the event of the Chairperson being unable to fulfil his/her duties to step into that role
  • In the absence of the Chairperson, chair Committee meetings ensuring that they are run efficiently and effectively
  • Assist the Chairperson in deciding which matters are dealt with by the Executive, the full Committee and delegated to Committees
  • Coordinate organisation planning to ensure appropriate plans are developed, presented to and reviewed by the Committee, and enacted as required   
  • Represent the organisation at meetings and forums as agreed with by the Chairperson
  • Other duties as nominated by the Chairperson and / or Committee
Applications Close: 
Saturday, November 10, 2018