Rather than insisting upon definite job descriptions, we thought we would ask the committee themselves to write what they do. Of course roles and role sub parts will and can be moved between posts. but at least this is a flavour of the work involved.
Regular Sunday evening conference calls, taking turns at organising conferences and sharing job responsibilities are the only way a volunteer committee can work well.
It is a responsibility but it is a lot of fun and strong friendships arise.
Responsible for a broad range of roles including branded merchandise, attending trainee conferences to represent the society, speaking engagements and assisting in general planning of events. Generating newsletters and running the social media accounts. There is opportunity for publishing clinical information leaflets and a variety of other projects.
Representation and promotion of SOBA at trainee events
Raising awareness of training opportunities in bariatric anaesthesia through fellowship programs
Offering a point of contact between trainees interested in bariatric anaesthesia experience at nearby bariatric units
Gaining insight into the way a successful specialist society is organized and managed
During the last two periods of SOBA's life - we have taken the view that committee jobs must on occasion share flexibly the many many big and little but vital roles between themselves. This allowed SOBA to work as a smooth balanced group.
We have tried to give a list of the 'jobs', roles and topic areas that are involved. The incumbents will have to start by allocating and then evolving roles to where individuals can deliver their best.
This list is not exhaustive or permanent and all post holders have mixed and covered all of these roles in the last two SOBA cycles of committee.
Generic Roles include: