NHSA VICE PRESIDENT – Position Description

Position Title:  Vice President of the Natural Health Society of Australia

Term of Office:  To be advised

Reports to:  The National Committee


The Vice President is responsible for assisting the President in communicating ideas, presenting new directions and leading the Society.

The Vice President is generally next in line to become President of the Society and will step in to provide leadership and run Committee meetings when the President is not available (also refer to Position Description – President).

The Vice President:

  • Is a member of the National Committee
  • Provides guidance and support to the President to assist with his/her duties
  • Acts as the President/Chair in his/her absence
  • Acts as official spokesperson for the Society in conjunction with the President
  • Assists the President in the performance of his/her responsibilities including: design the Society’s overall mission, values and strategic goals; create strategies and plans; annually evaluate the performance of the Society; and act as an alternative signatory
  • Assists in monitoring the Society’s finances, identifying ways to increase revenue and decrease costs, analysing financial reports and preparing operating budgets
  • Works with the Committee to create public awareness initiatives to ensure the Society is visible to the community and those interested in assisting it
  • Maintains awareness of competitors, potential membership opportunities and information technology developments
  • May be assigned to a special area of responsibility or perform other duties as assigned by the President. Examples include:
    • Organising a team to conduct an annual evaluation of the Society in meeting its goals
    • Chairing sub-committees or adhoc committees
    • Overseeing membership aspects of the Society


  • Possess key skills/personal characteristics of a good Committee member
  • Possess demonstrated leadership/innovation skills to manage and lead a collaborative team
  • Possess strong organisational and time management skills
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess people management, decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Possess authority and force of personality to be able to control the National Committee agenda and its meetings
  • Possess public speaking skills and interpersonal skills to manage and guide a team
  • Possess a motivational and goal-oriented mentality
  • Behave ethically and with integrity
  • Act with tact, diplomacy, and sensitivity and to reconcile opposing views
  • Encourage and support others to achieve
  • Have an ability to influence and earn respect


  • Participate in Committee meetings, approximately 2 hours in length, on the second Tuesday of the month
  • Attend and actively participate in the Annual General Meeting (includes Committee elections and is followed by a Committee meeting – approximately 3 hours), and attend special meetings
  • Attend special events organised by the Society
  • Undertake related work as required