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Group Vice-Chair

The role of a Group Vice-Chair is to provide support and assistance to the Chair, to assist in co-ordinating the activities of the Group and to promote and assist in the achievement of IOSH’s objectives and strategy.

The Vice-Chair liaises with Committee Members, the Relationship Manager, IOSH staff, group members and external stakeholders.

The Vice-Chair’s term of office is for three years, they are then eligible for re-election. Although the Vice-Chair is normally a Chartered Member of IOSH, a non-Chartered Vice-Chair can apply if approved.

Key responsibilities are:


  • Deputise for Chair during absence and comply with the Chair's key responsibilities.
  • Assist in overseeing the activities of the group to ensure compliance with the relevant Regulations as detailed in the IOSH corporate manual.
  • In the Chair’s absence, have and exercise a second or casting vote in the event of a tied vote on any motion properly put.
  • Act as a key contact within the Group to deal with any areas of complaint or dissatisfaction from Group members relating to the activities of the Group in the absence of, or at the request of, the Chair.


  • Chair committee meetings and ensure that they are conducted in a professional manner in the absence of the Chair.
  • Assist in co-ordinating the roles and activities of the executive committee to promote the development of the group by providing what its members and other stakeholders need.


  • Support IOSH Campaigns, for example through events and projects.
  • Support and assist the Chair, with particular emphasis on increasing group membership.


  • Ensure that executive committee members and group members are kept abreast of news, points of interest and developments within IOSH.
  • To act as a key contact for the group and co-ordinate correspondence between the group and IOSH staff as required by the Chair.