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Vacant Service Positions

The following service positions are currently vacant within the East London Intergroup:

More in depth details of these vacant positions and all other service commitments can be found in the General Service Handbook. You can download this here

Social Secretary

The Social Secretary organises and co-ordinates social functions at intergroup level. For large events, this will be coordinating a small team of fellows.

Employment Liaison Officer

The responsibility of ELOs is to carry AA's 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.

Young Peoples Liaison Officer

The YPLO will be someone who came into AA at the age of 30 or younger, and so will have experience of getting sober at a young age, the better to relate to the particular problems faced by young people seeking to live sober.
They should have a good working knowledge of the 12 Steps, 12 Traditions and the AA Service and Structure Handbooks GB.
YPLOs will work closely with other service officers, in particular those in Public Information.
The main tasks of YPLOs will include:
  • Receiving and answering email, telephone and other enquiries from young people
  • Sharing experience, strength and hope about getting sober at a young age
  • Assisting Public Information Officers with presentations where the audience is likely to include a significant proportion of young people, e.g. talks to schools,universities, young offenders' institutions etc.
  • Helping to develop PI material which will carry a clear message to young people
  • Developing contact lists of those who came into AA at or before the age of 30 who are available and willing to assist with talks, 12-Step calls and other service to help, in particular, young people
  • Encouraging young people to enter into all aspects of service (where the recommended qualifications for sobriety are met). Younger people are needed in all service disciplines, in part to ensure that the perspective of young people is represented
  • Supporting AA activities such as Workshops, Conventions and PI events aimed at young alcoholics both within and outside the YPLO's Intergroup or Region
  • Participating in the work of the General Service Board's Young People's Project Team for as long as that Team is convened

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.

It often takes a long time to establish a good working relationship between AA and the Armed Services. In order therefore to safeguard progress to date and ensure continuity should another member need to take responsibility at short notice, it is good practice for the intergroup Public Information Officer to have access to all relevant Armed Services material, contacts and details of forthcoming presentations.

Page last updated 12/12/2018