For the important position of trust as a regional treasurer it is recommended that candidates
have had previous experience of a Treasurer’s role at group and intergroup level.
Familiarity with prisons in the local area and a thorough knowledge of the AA Service and
Structure Handbooks for Great Britain are vital before accepting the role of Prison Liaison
Telephones Liaison Officer
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 An established period of sobriety (ideally not less than three years) and a thorough knowledge of the AA Service Handbook for Great Britain are necessary before accepting this role. Willingness to commit to three years service.
Health Liaison Officer
Intergroups and regions are responsible for the appointment of an HLO who ideally should
work as a member of the local AA combined services or other appropriate committee. The
HLO establishes contact and maintains communication with healthcare professionals, and
reports back to intergroup and/or region.
National Health Areas may not coincide with region or intergroup areas and it is
important to identify where these differences occur The emphasis on hospital based treatment for patients with alcohol problems has
shifted to community based initiatives Healthcare is no longer the sole province of the health service; depending on the
area, healthcare may also include the local authority social services departments
and private sector care providers Familiarity with the local area and a thorough knowledge of The AA Service and
Structure Handbooks for Great Britain are vital to the role of HLO
Young Persons 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
Employment Liaison Officer
The responsibility of RELOs is to carry the AA message to employers within their local area
supported by intergroup and region and a PI/Service Committee if one exists. Employment
specifically concerns any organisation employing or serving staff companies, trade unions
and associations, government departments and/or related agencies. An established period
of sobriety (ideally not less than three years) and a thorough knowledge of the AA Service
Handbook for Great Britain are necessary before accepting this role. Willingness to commit
to three years service and the ability to deal with a wide range of professional people and
talk about AA when invited to do so, are also qualities that have proven to be desirable.
Scottish National Convention Delegate
This listing will be updated after publication of next Region Minutes