The Vice President is responsible for assisting the President in realising the overall aims of the club/society.
By working closely with their fellow Office Bearers, the Vice President assists in the planning and delivery of club activities and provides support where needed. They should work closely with the Secretary to ensure the day to day activites of the club/society run smoothly. They can also provide the Treasurer with any assitance needed.
In certain circumstances, the Vice President might need to step in to take the place of the President, or be otherwise charged with specific responsibilities in the running of the club or society. It is therefore a good idea for the Vice President to familiarise themselves with the duties of the President, should they need to step into the role. Generally, it is only larger clubs who require a Vice President.
Responsibilities of the Vice President may include:
- Assisting the President in the club/society's activities, e.g. events and meetings
- Helping to oversee the club/society committee structure
- Running meetings in the absence of the club/society President, and taking accountability for decisions that are made.
- Completing any tasks as delegated by the President
- Helping to strengthen the relationship between the committee and members, and inspiring and encouraging them to ahieve the club/society's agreed goals
- Representing the club/society to other groups and external organisations
- Completing any necessary paperwork