Monklands intergroup vacancies
CURRENT VACANCIES AT MONKANDS AREA INTERGROUP
Telephone Helpline Liaison Officer
Our national Telephone Service operates throughout Great Britain using the telephone number 0800 9177 650 This number links the caller geographically to a local responder who will take incoming enquiries and where appropriate, pass details of the request for help on to a member who has been listed under local arrangements to carry out Twelfth Step work. The National Helpline is intended for the use of the still suffering alcoholic. The purpose of this guidance is to make officers aware of recommendations that may enhance helpline operation and provide safeguards to both callers and members. Please check with your local intergroup/region for information on how the Telephone Service operates in your area. 10:1 Structure Responsibility for telephone services begins with intergroups; however in some areas it has been agreed to devolve this responsibility to regions. Officers within the structure are intergroup Telephone Liaison Officer (TLO); region TLO; Telephone Committee and the GSB member with responsibility for Telephone Service.
Armed Services Liaison Officer
An Armed Services Liaison Officer is responsible for establishing local links with the Royal Navy, the Army, the Royal Air Force and any other organisation that is connected with the Armed Services.
These trusted servants should have an established period of sobriety, ideally not less than two years, and a good working knowledge of the AA Service Handbook. It is recommended that they should serve for not less than two years and not more than three years. It is through the intergroup assembly that the intergroup ASLO is elected and to which he/ she subsequently reports. An important task of the Armed Services Liaison Officer (as with all other trusted servants) is to keep intergroup informed of events on a regular basis.
The Role of the Archivist Archivists are an informal network of enthusiasts who share the same aim of preserving the Fellowship’s past and ensuring that fact prevails over fiction or myth. This network exists outside the formal service structure of the Fellowship but runs parallel to it. Archivists are not: (a) officers in the Fellowship’s structural sense, rather willing enthusiasts with a lifelong desire to work in the name of, and be accountable to, their region or intergroup. (b) voting members of their respective assemblies and as such, are simply observers with no voting rights. (c) subject to the principles of rotation, since continuity at all levels has been shown, through experience, to be a vital aspect of archival work.
Criminal Justice Liaison Officer
It is recommended that intergroup Liaison Officers should have ideally at least two years’ continuous sobriety when elected, and should serve for a maximum of three years. The main tasks of the intergroup liaison officer are: • Obtaining and reading the Liaison Officers’ Pack: Probation/CJS and using it as the Liaison Officer feels appropriate, and using the AA Web site’s section on Probation/CJSWS Liaison for information and resource material • to establish/maintain links in the intergroup area with: o Offender management services dealing with non-custodial sentences o Bail hostels and similar facilities o Magistrates/Justices, local courts and court officers o Police forces o Solicitors’ organisations o Other professionals having regular contact with probationers • Report to each intergroup meeting by the Liaison Officer to keep intergroup informed on a regular basis. A copy of each intergroup report should be sent to the regional Probation/CJSWS Liaison Officer, who should be kept informed of developments in the intergroup. • Maintaining lists of contacts, Twelfth-Steppers, helpers etc so that continuity of service can be eased • Attending regional Workshops when available, and keeping in contact with the regional Liaison Officer • Attending AA’s national Probation/Criminal Justice Social Work Seminars when these are arranged
Young Peoples Liaison Officer
It is through the regional assembly that the Regional Liaison Officer is elected, ideally though not essentially being a member with some experience at intergroup level. It is recommended that the officer should have at least three years’ continuous sobriety at the time of election and that the officer should serve for a maximum of three years and be confirmed in post annually. The officer should have come into AA at the age of 30 or younger. The main tasks of the Regional Liaison Officer, in addition to those mentioned in 12:2.1 above, are to: ■ Establish close working relations with other service posts, in particular the Public Information Officer ■ Communicate with Intergroup Liaison Officers within the region and to collate information from them into a report to be given by the Regional Officer to each Regional Assembly ■ Send a copy of each such report to the Board Trustee for YPLOs ■ Encourage intergroups where liaison activity is slow or non-existent to seek members to undertake service in this area ■ Offer support and encouragement to Intergroup Liaison Officers, especially those new to the role and those taking up previously vacant positions ■ Liaise with other regions in co-ordinating activities ■ Communicate with the Board Trustee for YPLO ■ Prepare an annual report on the region’s liaison activities and send it to the Young People’s Board Trustee.