The time of year for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is upon us again. This year we will be hosting it at The White Hart on Thursday, the 5th May at 8pm – we invite you all to come with your manifestos for the position(s) you would like to run for. We also want to highlight that this year we are adding a brand-new position; due to our success with the allotment – and our plans to expand it, we have proposed the role of “Allotment Officer” be added to the constitution.
If, for whatever reason, you cannot make it to the AGM in person you can email us a manifesto in advance and we’ll read it out at the event and you can run for election by proxy.
Below is a description for all the committee roles we need to fill, you can run for multiple positions if you lose out on your initial choice – in addition, some roles can be filled by two people and in previous committees we have had one person fill multiple roles so it is all fairly flexible. In the case of the Equality and Conservation/Education Officers we insist on having two people fill each role.
– Represents and oversees the running of the society
– In charge of planning and leading committee meetings
– Organises weekend trips and residentials
– Organises committee documents
– Corresponds with society members via our social media channels and email.
– Takes minutes at committee meetings
– Responsible for the society’s finances and spending
– Finding grants and sponsorships for the society
– Identifies and removes barriers to participation
– Reviews event plans and advertisements before they are finalised to ensure they are as accessible as possible
– Is an active bystander for the Society
Tools & Safety Officer
– Ensures tools are safe to use and the first aid kit is fully stocked
– Organises first aid courses
– Delivers a safety briefing to ensure members use tools safely
– Organises local trips within Bristol
– Assists the President in fulfilling their duties
– In charge of organising social events for the society
– Organises at least one fundraiser per term
Conservation Education & Training Officer
– Leads the work carried out at our local woodland, Providence Plantation
– Ensures members get opportunities to learn and develop new practical conservation skills
– Organises socials to educate people about the need & opportunities for nature conservation
– Responsible for the upkeep of the Society website and the mailing list
– Responsible for organising the work carried out at the BUCG allotment, part of the Life Sciences allotment group
– Ensures that the allotment is maintained as in accordance with the rest of the allotment site
If you have any questions about any of the positions above, or about the society in general, feel free to drop us an email.