SCOA Chairman - Job Description


The Chairman has overall responsibility for the efficient and proper running of the Association.

The main role of the Chairman is to provide leadership and direction for the Association. Specific tasks include:

  • to take the lead in devising and monitoring strategy and plans
  • to act as ambassador for the Association – both internally and externally
  • to chair committee meetings, AGMs and General Meetings; agree agenda and minutes
  • to lead and enthuse the rest of the committee and ensure that members are aware of their roles and responsibilities
  • working with Treasurer, to ensure that Association funds are appropriately spent and managed
  • working with Secretary, to prepare annual report and returns as required by British Orienteering, and any other formal documentation that might arise (eg. grant applications and reports)

Desirable skills and qualities for the post are:

  • leadership
  • forward planning
  • enthusiasm
  • good interpersonal and communication skills
  • the ability to chair meetings efficiently and with equanimity