UK Oracle User Group

Member Advocate Chair

This role is a non-executive director and is a member of the board of directors but does not form part of the executive management team.

The voluntary role is elected by the UKOUG Members and the organisation, the Member Advocate Chair must be a UKOUG member.

The duties cover two areas: those designated to the non-exec director and those designated to being a Board Member as outlined below.

Term time: 2 years
Current elected term: March 2017 - March 2019


  • Coordinates internal communications between Members, UKOUG Board and Oracle. Facilitates Strategy planning. Represents members on the Board.


  • Active participation at UKOUG Flagship Conferences 
  • Delivery of internal communications between Members and UKOUG Board - UKOUG Business activities
  • Delivers internal communications between Members and Oracle
  • Facilitates Strategy planning 
  • Represents members on the Board
  • Ensure that the views of the membership are communicated to the Board
  • Identifies member working group leaders/volunteers
  • Is the escalation point for membership 
  • Is the primary contact for the Chief Executive

Agree with Member Advocate Board members’ attendance at the following:

  • EOUC Presidents meetings (2 days)
  • IOUC Presidents meetings (4 days)
  • Oracle Open World (7 days)
  • Other OUG meetings as approved and budgeted

Reporting to UKOUG Membership

Expected hour’s average 12 hours per month with the support of your member organisation plus conference attendance as required.

Duties as a Board Member reporting to the Board

  • Ensure that the organisation complies with its governing documents and company law, and other relevant legislation or regulations.

  • Ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document.

  • Ensure that the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects.

  • Give firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.

  • Safeguard the good name and ethos of the organisation.

  • Ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation. 

  • Act in good faith in what they honestly believe to be the best interests of the company, and not for any collateral purpose. This means that, particularly in the event of a conflict of interest between the company's interests and their own, the directors must always favour the company. 

  • Evangelise and actively promote the work and image of the UKOUG.

Expected commitment: attendance at 4 (½ day) board meetings per year, plus ½ days review / prepare for board meetings (5 hours voluntary time included in the above).

Where appropriate, serve on sub-committees / working groups. (Payment & rate are subject to project preapproved budget)

Skills & Experience:

  • Engaged with UKOUG Membership

  • Experience in not-for-profit management and governance and community relations

  • Thoroughly committed to UKOUG Nonprofit's mission. 

  • Experience Oracle or similar IT Marketplace/economy 

  • Proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. 

  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation

  • Displays integrity, models behaviour, ability to coach staff and high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives.

  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills

  • Action-oriented, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning

  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people

  • Passion, idealism, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed


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The nomination and election process are run by the  Appointments Group who hold the responsibility to identify suitable candidates for this position.

2015 timeline:

Voting opened: 20th April
Voting closed: 5th May
Results announced: 8th May


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