Midland Branch & District Executive Committee - role descriptions

All Executive Committee members are asked to attend Branch/District meetings and Executive Committee meetings when available, and to send apologies if they are unable to attend.


  • To represent the Midland Branch and to be the main point of contact in all communications with IOSH HQ and other external organisations
  • chair Branch and Executive Committee meetings
  • be the point of contact for the IOSH media department in the event they need comment on local health and safety issues
  • oversee the publishing of the Branch Programme
  • set the agenda for each Executive Committee meeting
  • oversee and ensure that all committee members are fully effective in their role.

Vice Chair

  • To deputise for the Chair in his or her absence at branch and executive committee meetings
  • send a letter of introduction to new members
  • support and assist the Chair in their role and in particular in developing the branch to reach more of its members
  • have responsibility for overseeing the operational and organisational aspects of branch affairs.


  • Day to day responsibility for all the financial affairs of the branch
  • liaise with IOSH HQ over financial affairs of the branch
  • prepare branch annual accounts and statements
  • report at each Executive Committee meeting on the financial status of the branch
  • liaise with the auditors and ensure the accounts are audited in time for each AGM.

Branch Secretary

  • To be the main point of contact for all communications relevant to branch members
  • maintain an up to date list of Executive Committee members
  • take and distribute minutes for branch and executive committee meetings
  • responsible for booking venues for the Midland Branch meetings and making arrangements for refreshments
  • arrange for the attendance book to be present at each branch meeting.

Communications Co-ordinator (previously Web Champion)

  • Work with the IOSH Web team to maintain and develop the content on the IOSH website for the branch
  • work with the IOSH Media team on newsworthy promotional activities
  • work with the IOSH Creative team on any published material
  • work with the IOSH Campaigns team to understand key messages and then weave these into activities within the branch where appropriate.


  • To ensure the agreed programme is developed and to liaise with speakers
  • produce an outline programme for the forthcoming six months
  • liaise with the Communications Co-ordinator to ensure that the latest version of the programme is always available for download on the website
  • make arrangements for the storage of branch equipment comprising the PA, audio equipment, projector and penguin stand.

Branch Education and Development Advisor (BEDA)

  • To maintain regular contact with IOSH HQ
  • keep well informed on current and forthcoming IOSH education and development activities
  • report at Executive Committee meetings on those activities
  • keep the Executive Committee and the branch updated on membership structure, CPD and IPD requirements
  • champion ways of helping branch members in developing their careers as requested

Group Liaison

  • To gather information on the various Group activities and consolidate it to pass to branch members
  • establish points of contact with Group committees so that inquiries from branch members can be passed on
  • keep branch and district committees informed of any Group event/activities planned to take place within their areas.

Committee Members

  • To assist in the setting up of equipment prior to branch meetings
  • introduce themselves to members before the start of each branch meeting.