Being The Chair
Sounds scary but… your role is to be the main cheerleader for the other members of FOBS!
This role can be done by one single person, or as a shared role, and involves heading up meetings and steering the FOBS committee towards achieving its aims. If you are enthusiastic, full of bright ideas and demonstrate good leadership skills, you would be perfect for this role.
In more detail:
During Committee Meetings
You work with the Secretary to organise regular committee meetings (1 per half term) and lead the discussion on how everyone can contribute to the work of FOBS. Delegation is Key!
Being great at communication is really helpful as you will be the main point of contact for the school to discuss their fundraising wishes and planned activities (yes, you get to go into the Staff Room!). You also need to make new volunteers feel welcomed and motivated.
Along with the Treasurer, Co/ Vice Chair & Secretary you will be one of the designated signatories on the FOBS bank account and make sure that FOBS is registered with regulatory bodies e.g. The Charity Commission.
At the AGM
As a Chair of FOBS you will set the date of the annual AGM, you write the annual report on the previous year’s activities and head up the running of the meeting.
The Role would suit you if…
You have good communication skills, are enthusiastic in making FOBS fundraisers and activities successful and fun to be a part of, you are diplomatic and are a good delegator.
This is an elected role, at the AGM you will be voted in and asked to be registered on the Charity Commission site.
Being the vice or co-chair means that you support the Chair in their role and also take over in their absence, including running meetings, encouraging volunteer participation and organising events.