Chairperson is a demanding and often time consuming role, but is in my (biased) opinion the best position to hold!
In addition you will be responsible for applying for the overall CSC grant Biosoc receives every year. It will be your job to liquidize it as much as possible or that the events throughout the year allow.
I hope you have a good key, and a safe house. Because you constantly have literally thousands of euro stored in your room… You lose it… You will have hundreds of angry Med Students wondering where their wine has gone! Banks have weekends off too.
Finally, you will generally be a committee member and have to uphold your predecessors reputation for dashing good looks, and general awesomeness. This will not be an easy task. I bid you well on your endeavours..
The ENTs officer’s role resolves around organizing any of the Biosoc’s social events. The major responsibilities of the ENTs officers are the Christmas Trip and annual Med Ball. These events are the most time consuming of the year and require a lot of prior planning. However they also offer an opportunity to organize and shape a major event to your liking. Other events throughout the year such as the Fresher’s Week Pub Crawl and Halloween Ball are also your responsibility.
We found the role of ENTs officer to be enjoyable and rewarding. It offered an opportunity to contribute to the success of the Biosoc and practice some real world skills. Probably the best part of the job is working under your own remit towards a palpable goal. The role is open to expansion and you are free to create new events and hopefully institute new Biosoc traditions.
In previous years there has been a misconception of OCM as the easy seat into the society, with all of the free Med Ball tickets and none of the responsibility. It is time we put this to rest. There is nothing “Ordinary” about the ordinary committee members. We are the backbone of the biosoc committee. No task is too menial, no wine run too last minute for this position. Be warned: this is no job for the faint hearted. Looking busy is not as easy as it seems and with that in mind, any applicant must be willing to present at all society events, prepared to set up copious wine receptions, drink copious amounts of wine and urge copious numbers of revellers to “Feck off out of the KEA”. Applicants must have a strong understanding of the CSC inner workings (you will be sent to pay off the bribes to the right people), with a penchant for wine selection preferable. Bonus points if you can tell us the cheapest bottle of white available in the city centre. Above all else applicants must have ECDL certification, with special interest in forwarding emails.
MED DAY CHAIRPERSON
The role of Med Day Chairperson is to plan, organize and oversee the running of Med Day, Biosoc’s annual charity event. (kinda a big deal). As chairperson, the smooth running of the day is your responsibility. You will organise and chair meetings on a fortnightly basis or thereabouts, during which you and the committee together will come up with ideas, plans, and jobs which you then need to delegate out fairly among the committee which then you will need to follow up on.
On Med Day itself, you need to be on the ground with your phone attached to your hand should any problems arise. (Volunteers being kicked out of places etc) Yourself and the committee will be on campus all day; setting up the breakfast, the bucket drop off and the activities while everyone is out collecting. After Med Day you then lodge the money, give out the raffle prizes, tie up any other loose ends and enjoy the fun of being Biosoc OCM for the rest of the year! 🙂
Operation: Med Day
Objective: Earn as much cash dollah whilst having the maximum amount of everyone’s favourite “organised craic” in a 24 hours period.
Agent Codename: Money ho.
Partner in Crime: BOI Staff.
Requirements: Count good. Steal never. Triple check everything. Trust no one.
Maxim: Be ambitious. Be intelligent. Be relentless. And please God be organised.
Breakdown: The Treasurer is in charge of money – obviously. You’re responsible for all the finances of Med Day, alongside the Chair. It’s your job to secure sponsorship for the day, as well to create an expenditure budget for all events. Pre-Med Day sponsorship is absolutely key. The aim of the game is to earn as much money as possible so you must do your best to balance risk vs. potential greatness in the money department. You need to create and continuously update, a detailed spreadsheet record of all income and expenditure accounts, and manage the physical bank account. The cheque book is your new bread and butter, and you’re in charge of paying everyone who needs to be paid. On Med Day itself, you’re responsible for getting all of the fundraised money (in particular, the dauntingly large amount of coins from buckets) to a safe location; ideally the Med Day bank account.
If you have a secret love of business meetings, accounting and convincing powerful people to support you, this is the job for you.
There’s never a great influx of people who want to be Treasurer, but I don’t know why – it has been one of the most rewarding, challenging and fun things I’ve had the privilege to do in college. I’d highly recommend going for it.
Any questions just drop me a mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
MED DAY PRO
The role of the Med Day PRO will be to maintain a highly active presence on all social media in the run up to the day and on the day itself. As Med Day is a fund raising endeavour, it is extremely important to publicize the day and get the message out there, so this is a vital position! They will be expected to help in any design requirements that arise, such as posters. They will also be responsible for obtaining sponsorship along with the rest of the Committee.
MED DAY OCM