Liberal Democrats

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Regional Party Vice Chair.

What's the role?

 

The Regional Vice Chair is an important role in the Liberal Democrats, deputising for the regional chair in their absence, supporting the regional executive with its goals, and working on developmental projects in your area.

The Regional Vice Chair is a broad role which can be flexibly interpreted. This allows for greater strategic utility in each region, making it adaptive to the developmental needs of the region.

The political challenges will always be different for the party in different parts of the country, so the Regional Vice Chair role does not have a rigid definition. It is one of the few roles which enables the incumbent to have a large input into defining what they do, working with the Regional Chair and Executive on solving problems and implementing solutions, depending on circumstances.


Key tasks

 

  • Undertake discrete projects for the regional executive, for example reviewing regional arrangements and structures
  • Deputise for the Regional Chair when they are unavailable
  • Assist the development of local parties in the region, according to need on a case-by-case basis


Help & Support

  • You can join the Liberal Democrats Local Party Officers Facebook Group, to make contact and share best practice with other officers.


Skills & Attributes

  • Strategic thinking
  • Leadership 
  • Communication

 


How to Apply

Regional Officers are elected at Regional Conferences, which occur each year, typically in the autumn. Every party member from within the region is eligible to stand for election. Many regions choose to have more than one Vice Chair, often with defined roles, so if you are interested in becoming a Regional Vice Chair then it may be worth having an informal discussion with the current regional Chair to discuss how your time and skills could be beneficial to the regional party.


Time

1-2 hours per week

Page Contributors

Mark Platt, London

Jen Yockney, North West

Jennifer Gray, West Midlands