IOG Committee role – Chair


  • Internet access and email
  • Word processing application (e.g. free LibreOffice Writer), with associated skills is useful
  • Presentation application (e.g. free LibreOffice Impress), with associated skills is useful
  • A general mix of people and leadership skills, along with a vision, large or small, of how to move the group forward into the future

Role Description

  • One of the mandatory Officers of the Group according to the IOG Constitution. The Chair’s role is to help make sure the group is operating in a fair and harmonious way and to aim to maintain good relationships within the group
  • Support all the other volunteers on the Committee and ensure they have everything they need for their role
  • First and primary point of contact for any issues that need to be resolved quickly. Respond to any enquiries to the email address.
  • Primary chair of the monthly social meetings to welcome potential new members and encourage existing members to meet them too. The social meeting provides an opportunity to give newcomers a good idea of how the group works, and provide an opportunity for them to ask questions
  • Take a pro-active moderation leadership role when administering the group’s social media, as per section 5.3.6 of the group’s constitution. Use whatever tools are available to warn users who are behaving inappropriately, with the banning of users as a last-resort, to ensure that members feel safe and comfortable on the group’s platforms as far as possible. This responsibility should also be shared with other tech-savvy members of the committee. The committee itself should be consulted for discussion before a user is entirely banned
  • Primary chair of the regular committee meetings – decided by the committee, but typically held between 4-6 months
  • Chair the Annual General Meeting and any other Special General Meetings throughout the year, once elected
  • Attend as many IOG committee meetings as possible through the year, and represent members interests on the committee. Whilst on the committee, lead by example and encourage a positive, healthy group dynamic. Call out and/or report back any inappropriate behaviour on IOG events