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Are you:

  • Interested in learning leadership skills?
  • Passionate about the BHS and our charitable objectives?
  • Enthusiastic about helping people become their best selves and develop their confidence and skills?

Vice Chairmen are the first step to continuity for a committee. They are a backup for the Chairman and provide support for the Secretary. Vice Chairmen will often take on their role out of an interest in becoming a Chairman. 

You will work with your Chairman to support your local volunteer team, encouraging quieter volunteers to attend meetings and take part, or inspiring growth and development in younger or newer volunteers to ensure a succession plan for the committee.

The Chairman may delegate tasks to you, this will help them support the committee and help you develop your own people skills. This might include chairing meetings and attending Regional or National Committee meetings. Many of our Vice Chairmen go on to become Chairmen in the future.

You will need:

  • An interest in building and developing teams, developing leadership skills and running committee meetings
  • Good organisational and people skills
  • Access to a computer with internet access and a mobile phone
  • Time to attend committee meetings at least four times a year and support the committee as needed

Vice Chairman roles are currently vacant in the following committees:

  • Greater Manchester
  • Merseyside
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Hampshire
  • Herefordshire
  • Shropshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Warwickshire
  • Worcestershire
  • London
  • East Sussex
  • Surrey
  • South and East Kent
  • Berkshire

The Vice Chairman role is an elected role. In most cases you will join the committee as a Committee Member, getting to know the team, what they do and what the priorities and challenges are in the area. After some time with the committee there will then be the option to be put forward for election into the Vice Chairman role. 

Take a look at the full Vice Chairman Role profile (pdf) to find out more about what is involved. If you would like to apply, complete a Volunteer Enquiry Form and return to

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