LGBTQ+ Society Roles
The LGBTQ+ Society is an important welfare society at Brookes, the following are descriptions of the available committee roles, please be aware that there is a reasonable expectation of attendance and participation throughout the year. Read on and discover more about the roles of President, Communications Officer, Treasurer, Social Secretary and First Year Rep.
President: The President is the lead of the committee and whose role is to support and develop the society according to its aims and constitution. As the main representative the President needs to be present and committed throughout the year.
The duties of the President include; chairing society meetings, planning and executing the agenda, collaborating with the Union and the LGBTQ+ Officer, keeping the society on track to fulfil its aims and goals, representing the LGBTQ+ community at Brookes and engaging with the membership.
Communications Officer: The Communications Officer (or Secretary) is responsible for the organisation, administration and communication of the society. This role is often one of the most time consuming is best suited to an organised and practical person.
The duties of the Communications Officer include; managing the society’s social media accounts, issuing correspondence to the membership, maintaining the mailing and registration lists, taking and producing minutes of meetings, managing correspondence and publicity and organising the times, dates and arrangements for meetings.
Treasurer: The Treasurer manages the finances, fundraising and records of the society. The role of Treasurer involves a high level of responsibility and attention to detail.
The duties of the Treasurer include; book-keeping, record keeping, maintaining petty cash, receipts and expenses, reporting to the Union, production of annual statements, financial planning and fundraising and managing and generating income.
Social Secretary: The Social Secretary takes on responsibility for creating fun and engaging events throughout the year. The Social Secretary needs to be fun, engaging and able to balance the needs of the society through their events.
The duties of the Social Secretary include; boosting morale and engagement, the organisation and planning of socials, working with the committee members to provide events (both social and welfare orientated), overseeing ongoing events and interacting with members.
First Year Rep: The First Year Representative is a role reserved for a First Year Student to provide continuity for the following year. It is a great opportunity to engage with the wider LGBTQ+ community at Brookes and represent the needs of fellow Freshers to the committee.
The duties of the First Year Rep include; representing the views of first year students within the society, taking an active role in planning and supporting society events, expanding membership and leading outreach to new students.
BME Rep: The BME Representative is a role reserved for a Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Student to provide fair representation of the Brookes BME community. It is a great opportunity to engage with the diverse communities at Brookes and represent the needs of often underrepresented groups to the committee.
The duties of the BME Rep include; representing the views and needs of BME students within the society, taking an active role in planning and supporting society events, coordinating with the LGBT Officer for Welfare needs, expanding membership and leading outreach to new students.