Vice-chair: role and responsibilities

Get to grips with what it means to be a vice-chair with our downloadable role description, and see examples of responsibilities from a school and a local authority.

Last reviewed on 12 January 2022
School types: All · School phases: All
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  1. Download our role description
  2. Additional tasks
  3. Be prepared to take on the role

Download our role description

If your governing board is recruiting for a vice-chair, use it to let candidates know what's expected of them. Alternatively, if you're the vice-chair, you can use this to clarify your role. 

It's based on the duties found in:

As vice-chair, your role is to work closely with your chair so you can step into their role at any time. You'll likely also take