Our branch AGM takes place at Shakespeares on Tuesday 5th April and one of the functions this fulfills is to assemble the committee that runs the branch for the year ahead. If there are multiple candidates for a role then an election will be held at the AGM, however a number of long standing members are wanting to scale down their involvement and help new faces get involved in order to give the branch a bit of new energy and enthusiasm.
Fancy a voluntary role on the committee? Here are the jobs we have:
Chairs the branch and committee meetings, guides the direction of the branch, ensures things that need to happen are happening, keeps up to date with campaigning policy and acts as a public figure head for CAMRA in our area presenting awards etc.
Takes minutes at meetings, prepares paperwork, shares information and acts as the contact point for the branch both for CAMRA HQ and the public.
Ensures branch accountancy is kept properly and up to date, manages the bank account, issues invoices for adverts in Beer Matters and collects in payments, pays expenses and bills, organises the finances for our beer festival, presents the accounts to the AGM and regularly files them with the regional director.
Regularly contacts our members to keep them informed and encourage them to join in branch activities, acts as a point of contact for local membership issues, maintains a stock of membership leaflets and holders for pubs, organises a recruitment stand at our beer festival.
Organises and hosts a programme of social events for members throughout the year including guided pub crawls, brewery tours, beer tastings and more.
Spreads the word and ensures coverage of our events and campaigning themes, makes sure our viewpoint is reported when issues of our interest are topical, participates in media interviews, builds and maintains relationships with local journalists and influential opinion formers. Also assists with the branch social media output.
Young Members Contact
Acts as a local contact for the wider network of young members (aged 18-30), takes the initiative to get more of our younger members actively involved in the branch and attending socials – organising specific young members socials if neccessary – and maintains liaison with the University of Sheffield Real Ale Society.
Undertakes the administration work to Keep the Pubzilla database of pubs in our area up to date ensuring information on the WhatPub.com website is correct, organises survey work to gather fresh data if neccessary, keeps an eye on pub campaigning issues and any planning applications impacting on pubs in our area.
Pub Preservation Officer
Champions the cause of pub heritage in our area, maintains details of pubs with historic features, works with the regional CAMRA organisation on their heritage inventory, leads on applications for pubs to become listed as assets of community value, picks up on any relevant issues passed on by the Pubs Officer.
Beer Matters Editor and Webmaster
Responsible for the content of our branch magazine and website and building a working relationship with local breweries and publicans that supply news and adverts.
Champions the cause of real cider & perry, promotes the availability in our area, organises the Cider Pub of the Year competition and special cider events.
Beer Festival Organiser
Chairs the organising committee of our Steel City Beer & Cider Festival.
Other smaller roles
includes managing the advertising in our Beer Matters magazine, co-ordinating our Pub of the Month and Pub of the Year competitions, managing the selection of pubs for the Good Beer Guide, chairing the local beer tasting panel, running the LocAle scheme in our area, building and maintaining relationships with local councillors and MPs.