Arun-Adur Ramblers

Friendly Walks in West Sussex

Group Chair


Group Chair

Role type:


Main purpose of the role:

To promote the aims of the Ramblers in the Group by ensuring that discussion and decision-making in the Group are conducted in an efficient, friendly and inclusive manner.   The Chair’s approach to meetings needs to recognise both the voluntary commitment and responsibilities of the office-holders present as well as adhering to the democratic principles and constitution of the Groups committee.

By facilitating disciplined meetings and building links with committee members, the Chair keeps the wheels of the committee oiled and moving.

What we need from you:

  • A passion for walking and an affinity with all the charitable aims of the Ramblers.
  • An ability to motivate and engage with fellow volunteers on the committee and to encourage discussions in meetings.
  • Well-organised and reliable
  • Knowledge of the Group constitution and a commitment to the Ramblers democratic principles.

What you could be doing:

  • Discussing the agenda with the Group Secretary and deciding the order of agenda items
  • Getting the meeting started promptly and keeping the discussions ‘on track’ throughout the meeting.
  • Facilitating a culture of open, respectful discussion where all those who are keen to contribute are given the opportunity to do so.
  • Arranging the casting of votes on agenda items where necessary, and exercising the chair’s casting vote if required.
  • Ensuring that the date, time and venue for the next meeting is agreed upon at the close of the meeting.


Resources are available on the volunteer section of the Ramblers website


Volunteer Development Team

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Monday, December 10, 2018