RCC Exec Job Descriptions:
A note by the RCC Exec
Benefits of being on RCC Exec:
Being on the RCC Exec is a great way to get involved with the Union at a higher level
than club - level, and you obtain a broader overview of the RCC clubs, what they do
and how they fit in with each other (and just how amazing the RCC is compared with
other club committees).
Each elected RCC Exec member gets a tankard for them to use in the Union bar, and
also get to sit on the RCC Colours committee which awards colours to individuals
within the RCC at the end of the year.
Commitments vary from position to position but generally involve helping out the rest
of the committee wherever possible, and at least checking their emails on a daily
Individual job descriptions:
RCC Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
A lot of daily email checking to troubleshoot and answer ANY queries a club
has, be it financial, constitutional, storage based or anything else.
Representing the RCC at the following meetings: Council/(three-weekly
meetings), Health & Safety meeting (one/term), three College meetings a term
Maintaining the RCC website (it’s just easier for the chair to do it than to
Approving event budgets etc
Working overtime to allocate RCC budgets for academic year, and fighting for
extra money for RCC clubs at the meeting at the beginning of March.
Calling, setting the agenda for and chairing three RCC meetings a term in line
with the RCC Standing Orders
Enforcing Union policy upon clubs (not always a great job) and keeping clubs
informed about latest developments that might affect them
In addition, as a Union politician, you have the chance/obligation to represent
the and sit on other committees/working groups like New Clubs, Exec etc etc
It’s a really satisfying post, time consuming though it may be. And no, it
doesn’t have to eat up your degree!
RCC Treasurer: email@example.com
The RCC treasurer is the only one in the RCC Exec apart from the chair who has
financial responsibility so they have a few main roles, mainly to do with money:
1. Once a week to check claims for money from RCC clubs and get cheques
written for them. Approve event budgets under £1000
2. Browse through club account pages and make sure clubs are doing OK day-to-
3. Do budget allocations for coming year and fight for your money in funding
4. Sort out finance issues that clubs may have and have not been able to solve
themselves; this is usually done by e-mail.
5. Sort out money side of RCC events, e.g. bar night, night hike, etc.
6. Report to RCC clubs at RCC meetings.
7. Occasionally stand in/deputise for RCC chair at meetings
RCC Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
Taking minutes at RCC meetings and keeping attendance records of clubs at these
meetings. Making sure all papers and sign in sheets are printed and ordered correctly
before each meeting (not a trivial task!). Ensuring the mailing list is in good
order. Updating contact details and other things on the RCC website.
RCC Equipment Officer: email@example.com
The job of the RCC Equipment officer is primarily to maintain and preside over the
use of the RCC Equipment. This involves keeping track on which clubs and societies
currently hold the equipment, checking in and out the equipment and making sure that
it is always brought back in a good condition. He/she must also assist clubs in making
sure their club inventories are in good order and submitted to the on time. The
equipment officer helps out with the running of other RCC Exec events such as the
bar nights and the RCC Night Hike.
RCC Ordinary Member: firstname.lastname@example.org
The role of RCC Ordinary Officer has one regular job - to get food for the meetings
(and try not to eat it all before the meeting starts). As well as this, the Ordinary
Officer plays a large role in the planning of RCC Socials and Bar Nights and in
particular organising and executing the Night Hike (which is soon and you should
enter now)! Helping out the rest of the committee is an important part of any RCC
role and as Ordinary Officer this can include writing cheques, taking minutes or
handing out equipment.