The Roles of a Sport Committee

The Committee

Every Club must have a Committee. The structure of a committee varies, but as a minimum there should be a Captain / President, a Vice Captain / Vice President and a Treasurer. Other Committee roles can be allocated according to need (e.g) Secretary, Social Secretary etc.

The Committee should work together to ensure all the key responsibilities are met:

  • Conduct of members
  • Safety of members
  • Maintaining good communication with SU inclusive of updates and financial planning
  • Promotion to recruit new members during Freshers’ Week
  • Keeping an inventory of equipment for its security and good maintenance

Captains and Presidents - Must keep the club running and are accountable for decisions of appointed committee members as well as the behaviour of all members when representing QMUSU. They are the main contact with the Students’ Union.

Vice Captains and Vice Presidents – Support the Captain/President to run the club and are responsible for the running of the club in the absence of the Captains and Presidents, and are accountable for decisions which are made.

Treasurer - Responsible for the financial well being of the club and is expected to have good understanding of financial procedures and budget status and work with the finance administrator on budgets and fundraising. Some of the duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Budget management
  • Cash flow management.
  • Reviewing accounts monthly
  • Keeping accurate records of spending
  • Identifying income sources

Registered address: The Students' Union, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, EH21 6UU              

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