RSGB Seek Amateur Radio Development Committee Chair

The RSGB are looking to recruit to a voluntary leadership position in the newly-formed Amateur Radio Development Committee. The RSGB Board has decided to split the Training and Education Committee (TEC) into two new committees, one will be the Amateur Radio Development Committee and the other will be focused on Examinations.

The Amateur Radio Development Committee will, in the first instance, be made up of the following areas:

  • Schools Link

  • Train the Trainers

  • Disabilities Working Group

  • Morse Competency Scheme

  • Beyond Exams*

  • Technical Project Initiation*

The RSGB are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to perform the role of Chair of this new committee. This post holder will play a key role in contributing towards meeting strategic priorities under Strategy 2022, especially Growth, Participation and Diversity. As well as leading on existing elements within the committee, the Chair will develop two new areas (marked with * above) which will include the recruitment of project leads.

Beyond Exams is a suite of initiatives designed to promote engagement and enjoyment in amateur radio. A champion will be recruited to look after the schemes under this banner as they are launched. Technical Project Initiation will be an area where ideas can be explored and turned into practical projects which will lead to additional products or services in the RSGB portfolio.

Role involves:

  • Chair meetings of the Amateur Radio Development Committee (by virtual means wherever possible)

  • Conduct the committee in accordance with the RSGB Bylaws section 11

  • Ensure web content relating to the committee’s activities are complete and up-to-date

  • Recruitment of committee members, as required

  • Management of each area of the committee to ensure compliance with the RSGB Strategy 2022

  • Regular reporting to the committee’s BLM

  • Lead the launch and management of the Beyond Exams initiatives and continually growing the suite

  • Creation of the Technical Project Initiation Group; an area designed to take basic ideas and work them into portfolio items for the RSGB.

Relevant key skills/qualities:

  • Strong leadership and communication skills

  • Experience in project management would be a distinct advantage, but not essential

  • Good working knowledge of IT, specifically MS Office

  • Desire and enthusiasm to promote and develop the future and growth of the hobby.

Time commitments:

  • Attend Volunteer Leadership Team meetings (three times a year)

  • Attend National Hamfest

  • Regular involvement, as required, by phone, email and Skype.

To find out more and to apply, email Mark Jones, G0MGX (Board Liaison Member) on The closing date for applications is Friday 29 March 2019.