The committee is elected by our members each year to run the club. There are various roles to cover the different aspects of what we do. If you have any questions about the club or any queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any committee member.
The President is the main point of club contact. They are responsible for communications with the SU, keeping the club running, delegating responsibilities and chairing committee meetings. They also work with the clubs UoN Sport CDO (club development officer) to establish and/or continue the long-term goals of the club!
If you have any general questions about the club the President is often a good first point of call
The Vice President’s role is to assist the President in running the club where they can. They are responsible to BSAC as the membership secretary along with organising the club’s annual lakes trip.
The General Secretary (Gen Sec) is responsible for maintaining the club database, preparing meeting agendas and taking meeting minutes. Due to most of their responsibilities revolving around committee meetings or at the start of the year, they often act as a useful body for other members throughout the year.
The treasurer takes care of every day financials, from setting up payments for trips and training courses to making sure any expenses are paid quickly. They make sure the club always has enough money for its projects and have the important role of determining whether the club can afford any proposals.
The Diving Officer is responsible for the management of diving/snorkelling and training in the club in accordance with BSAC rules and standards. Basically, if it’s about diving and you’re not sure who to ask, speak to the DO. They will be able to answer your question or at least pass you onto the relevant Committee or BSAC member.
The DO works regularly with the Training Officers and the President of the club to ensure that we can train new divers.
Peter joined and learnt to dive with the club in 2013. He has since qualified as an instructor and is one of our alumni instructors. As Assistant Diving Officer Peter helps advise on safe diving in training and trips.
Training officers are responsible for coordinating BSACs core Diver Training Program (DTP), from Try-Dives all the way through to Advanced Diver level and beyond.
First term their primary responsibilities revolve around Ocean Diver and Sports Diver Training, including the Capernwray Training Trip. Second term they have the freedom to arrange training to demand!
If you have any questions about training or would like to request a course please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Kit officers maintain and arrange testing for club kit, they fill cylinders and arrange the loan out or hire of club kit. They spend time working with the Diving Officer to ensure that the kit remains in safe serviceable condition.
If you have any questions or would like to borrow club kit please get in touch.
The Boat Officer is responsible for maintaining the club boats, engines and all the related equipment. They work with the Kit Officers and Diving Officer regularly to ensure the boats are in a safe, seaworthy condition.
If you would like to use the boats for a trip make sure you get in touch with the boat officer to make sure a boat is available for your trip!
The Social Secretaries roles are vital within the club. They have the responsibility to arrange and run regular socials throughout the year, along with Christmas meal and other key events. Their role is less focused on diving; however, they are responsible for a crucial part of the club experience and are key in integrating new members into the club!
The welfare officers are responsible for making sure that the club is as inclusive as possible. Ensuring every member is comfortable in the environment and providing a friendly face for any issues that crop up, regardless of whether they involve the club or are more personal. They receive training on how to help people in a variety of situations and are a key point of contact, by talking through any issues with a member, bringing something to the attention of the committee or relevant people or directing anyone who wants it towards further support.