BIG Executive Committee 2016-17

Read BIG's Constitution here

Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings

Bridget Holligan, Science Oxford

Karl Byrne, Freelance

Lucy Moorcraft, Newcastle University

Natalie Ford, Freelance

General Members

James Bamford, Insitute of Physics

Andy Miah, Salford University

Membership Services Manager
Sarah Vining

Event Coordinator
Rachel Mason

How the Committee works

The new BIG Executive Committee is appointed at each AGM in July, and the following positions are open for nomination by members:


General Officer/s (without portfolio)
Any member can apply for a position on the Committee.

To apply for a position on the Executive Committee, members are required to complete a nomination form.

The BIG Exec roles

The roles for these positions are briefly as follows:

Appoint the Event Coordinator and Administrator
Support and direct the Event Coordinator to deliver the Event
Provide a point of contact for external enquiries
Represent BIG through writing articles for publications or speaking at events
Arranging and chairing exec meetings
Act as signatory on the BIG bank account
Chair the AGM
Be on the judging panel for the Josh Phillips Science Communication Award, run by the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.
Be on the judging panel for the BIG Bursary

Act as chair in the chair’s absence
Take minutes at the exec meeting when required
Act as signatory for BIG bank account
Lead and support big skills convenors and events.
Administer and be on the judging panel for the BIG Bursary

Act as signatory on BIG bank account
Set agenda and take minutes for the exec meetings
Co-ordinate the AGM and exec meetings
Follow up action points from exec meetings
Be on the judging panel for the BIG Bursary

Act as key contact for bank and manager of BIG bank accounts
Act as signatory for BIG bank account
In conjunction with the Administrator, maintain clear and well organised records of all BIG’s financial dealings.
In conjunction with the Administrator, ensure all income is banked properly and payments made promptly
Produce quarterly summaries of income and expenditure
Produce annual summary of income and expenditure for membership approval at AGM
Ensure that BIG’s activities are conducted in a financially responsible way.

Skills Representatives
To organise at least one event for BIG members during the year.

Exec and Volunteer Expenses Policy

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