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Vacant Service Positions

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

Employment Liaison Officer
Probation Liaison Officer
Young Persons Liaison Officer
Telephone Liaison Officer

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

Employment Liaison Officer
assumes responsibility for interfacing with all sectors of commerce and industry, developing and maintaining contact lists. The focus of the task is closely linked with that of the Public Information Rep, so that close coordination between these two posts is essential. It is also helpful to be in contact with the Prison and Health Reps with the aim of forming a committee of fellow AAs willing to pass the message. The committee can then coordinate with employers by informing them about AA, what we are, what we can and cannot do. We let them know we are available to help in any way we can when they call on us. The Employment Liaison should have an established period of continuous sobriety, ideally not less than two years. A familiarization with the AA Service Manual and Twelve Concepts, the AA Service Handbook for Great Britain, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and AA literature in general. The Employment Liaison will be expected to attend monthly Intergroup meetings, making a short verbal report of any activities undertaken. It is recommended the Employment Rep serve in the post for not less than two and not more than three years and assist in the transition of a new Employment Rep to the position on completion of service. See Guideline No. 8 of the AA Service Handbook for Great Britain for more detail.

Probation 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.

Young Persons 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

Telephone Liaison Officer
The Telephone Liaison Officer co-ordinates the working of the Telephone Service.

Page last updated 24/11/2021