Special Interest Groups Manager

Honorary Officer – Affiliated National Societies and Special Interest Groups

The primary role of the Honorary Officer for Affiliated National Societies and Special Interest Groups is to champion their interests and to develop a closer relationship between them and the RSGB, and the amateurs they represent.

Post Holder

Simon Taylor, MW0NWM

Contact

sig.manager@rsgb.org.uk

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The RSGB currently has over 400 local affiliated clubs and societies, who are supported by the RSGB Regional Teams.  This new role has been created to support the approximately 100 other affiliated national clubs, societies and special interest groups, which support and encourage a diverse range of amateur radio interests

This is a new position within the RSGB and its terms of reference are quite literally a blank page. First of all, I aim to canvass opinions from the various groups about how the RSGB can best support them and their interests. This will allow a more detailed plan to take shape.

My initial aims are:

  • Make contact with all groups and begin conversation about how the RSGB can better support them
  • Encourage the various National clubs, societies and special interest groups that to submit material for possible publication in RadCom.  Both the Editor of RadCom, Elaine Richards G4LFM and I are happy to discuss with you what kind of material we are looking for
  • To encourage more groups to have a visible presence at the National Hamfest, RSGB Convention and other major Rallies in the UK
  • Work towards the priorities of the RSGB Strategy 2022

Terms of Reference

  • To be appointed by and to advise the Board on the development of amateur interests of the National Affiliated Clubs, Societies and Special Interest Groups
  • Support RSGB strategies
  • To keep the Board up to date on a regular basis via the Board Liaison
  • To produce an annual report for presentation to the Board
  • Through the appointment the post holder accepts the RSGB’s Ethos and follows the RSGB’s code of conduct and ethos
  • The tenure is initially for 6 months, followed by a period of up to three years renewable by mutual agreement