Cancer Patient and Carer Group – Northern Cancer Voices


To Support the Patient Chair in discharging their duties for Northern Cancer Voices

Tees Valley – Northern Cancer Voices

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Carrying out the chair’s duties in his or her absence, with the acknowledgement of the members as being capable and suitable to do so.
  • Providing support and assistance to the chair in carrying out his or her responsibilities, acting as a ‘critical friend’ and sounding board.
  • Taking on specific responsibilities from the chair, such as inducting new members.
  • Being open to approaches, where appropriate, from other members about the work or judgement of the chair. The vice-chair will then discuss any issues arising with the chair.

Personal skills and qualities

  • Leadership skills.
  • Experience of committee work.
  • Facilitation skills.
  • Tact and diplomacy.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidences.



IT literate

A good contractor of people

Good communicator


It is desirable for the vice-chair to have knowledge of the type of work undertaken by the Northern Cancer Voices and a willingness to keep ahead of the changes to the organisation that take place.


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