Executive Committee


RAG President

The RAG VP (Events) focuses on supporting Events Teams and developing the portfolio of Events throughout the year.

They directly manage the Event Team Leaders, ensuring their plans are realistic and on budget to increase RAG’s fundraising profits and to further RAG’s mission. They support teams when there are challenges with an event, drawing on the skills and experience of the rest of the RAG team to ensure success. They evaluate events against RAG’s key aims and are responsible for ensuring that unsuccessful events are fully scrutinised so that RAG continues to grow with a strong portfolio of consistently successful and innovative events.

 

Lowenna

RAG President, 2018-19

 “Being president basically means being involved in all parts of RAG: from the day to day overseeing of events and projects, to developing overall RAG strategy, to chairing meetings and generally managing / helping out committee. 

There are so many things I love about the whole RAG package, of raising 10s of thousands for charities by putting on a whole range of fun and original events and challenges, all with a fantastic team! “


VP Communications

The RAG VP Communications (Comms) is RAG’s keystone, managing communication and logistics inside RAG as well as managing RAG’s external media presence.

You’ll be organising and minuting RAG’s Executive and General Committee meetings, ensuring that every member of the team knows what they are expected to do and by when. You’re responsible for ensuring that the team at large communicate well, and that different parts of the RAG machine know what other parts are up to. You’ll organise and oversee events that encourage the cooperation, dialogue and all round camaraderie of the different branches of RAG. As well as managing internal communication, you’ll be the driving force behind marketing and external communication with students, charities and other partner organisations.

 

Maddy

RAG VP Comms, 2018-19

“And my favourite part of being VP Comms? Going wild on a £4 snack budget each week for our General meetings. These General Meetings (Tuesdays, 2pm) are open for all, by the way, so do swing by the Oxford SU if you want to talk charity over some tasty treats!”


VP Events

The RAG VP Communications (Comms) is RAG’s keystone, managing communication and logistics inside RAG as well as managing RAG’s external media presence.

You’ll be organising and minuting RAG’s Executive and General Committee meetings, ensuring that every member of the team knows what they are expected to do and by when. You’re responsible for ensuring that the team at large communicate well, and that different parts of the RAG machine know what other parts are up to. You’ll organise and oversee events that encourage the cooperation, dialogue and all round camaraderie of the different branches of RAG. As well as managing internal communication, you’ll be the driving force behind marketing and external communication with students, charities and other partner organisations.

 

Jenny

RAG VP Events, 2018-19

“The VP Events role is fab! I decide when and which events take place, recruit teams, guide and assist team leaders and work with the wider RAG committee to ensure that RAG raises as much money as possible!

VP Events is a great way to be on the exec committee whilst being fully engaged and invested in the RAG events.”


VP Events

The RAG’s VP (Finance) is responsible for working with the RAG Coordinator to help manage RAG’s income and expenditure.

The VP (Finance) supports the VP (Events) to produce budgets for each event and supports Event Teams to stick to said budgets. They are also responsible for overseeing sponsorship from companies and selling RAG’s advertising products. They will oversee sponsorship officers, helping to negotiate larger deals. They will be leading discussion around how RAG can make more money with its resources, and planning how to best use RAG funds to invest for the future.

 

Ben

RAG VP Finance, 2018-19

“This year I’m really looking forward to the ball in Michaelmas and also Garden Party at the end of Trinity!”


VP Engagement

At its core, the RAG VP (Engagement) is responsible for encouraging fundraising in the University and amongst students who may not engage with RAG’s other events and projects.

They organise cross-campus fundraisers such as Movember, Oxmas Jumpers & Blind Date. They also collaborate with Colleges and other University clubs/societies to organise fundraising events and projects outside of RAG. The VP (Engagement) oversees the Undergraduate and Graduate Reps Liaison Officers to maintain a network of Common Room Reps and provide them with abundant physical and online resources, training and networking opportunities.

 

Tiger

RAG VP Engagement, 2018-19

“Run for VP Engagement if you want to develop your leadership, strategic thinking, organisational and interpersonal skills as part of a dynamic team of people!”


VP Projects

The RAG VP Projects is be responsible for 3rd party challenge events and excursions, as well as supporting the RAG Casino and RAG Ball.

They are responsible for developing an effective system of recruitment for event/excursion participants, supporting the work of the Challenges Officer. They manage the relationship between RAG and the 3rd party stakeholders, working closely with the RAG Coordinator to negotiate contracts and agreements with those stakeholders. They are also responsible for maintaining a strong communicative link between the RAG Ball, RAG Casino and RAG Executive Committees, providing a developmental role to the Casino and Ball.

 

Jessie

RAG VP Projects, 2018-19

“Challenges are such an important part of the RAG portfolio, as they significantly contribute to the fundraising total, so it was a really rewarding role to take on.”


General Committee


Sponsorship Officers

You’ll be responsible for devising a sponsorship proposal, and delivering significant sponsorship to RAG through connecting with a diverse range of organisations.

 

Luke and Oscar

RAG Sponsorship Officers, 2018-19

“We’re looking forward to the opportunity to correspond with companies and subsequently help achieve the sponsorship required for a meaningful impact”


Raids Officer

You’ll organise RAG’s street collections in Oxford and elsewhere, leading volunteers, working with city councils and developing new ways to attract those volunteers.

 

 

Raids are a really important part of RAG: not only do you get to engage with Oxford’s residents and help break down that bad old town/gown divide, but you get to learn a load about working with organisations like the City Council and the University to organise public fundraising events.


Charity Reps Officer

The Reps Liaison Officers support the JCR and MCR Charity Reps in Oxford colleges to encourage and support fundraising projects. They build and maintain a network of charity reps and provide them with abundant physical and online resources, training and networking opportunities, as well as encourage their involvement in RAG’s cross-campus fundraisers such as Blind Date and Oxmas Jumpers.

There are two Reps Liaison Officers, one supporting undergraduates and the other supporting graduates in their fundraising efforts for RAG and other charities.

 

Celine

Charity Reps Officer, 2018-19

 

“My main task is to be the binding link between all the college charity reps and RAG, as the university-wide charity society.“


Charity Liaison Officer

This role is to communicate with our elected charities as well as with other charity partners and ensure our relationship with charities remains strong.

 

Steph

Charity Liaison Officer, 2018-19

 

“I’ve been in awe of how many fundraising projects RAG have led all year round, offering endless oppurtinities for fun ways to get engaged with fundraising. I’m excited to play my part in this by widening visibility and accessibility of RAG charities amongst the student body. “?


Publicity Officer

You’ll be responsible for the management of RAG’s social media presence, devising new ways of engaging students and others while developing the professionalism of the operation.

 

Jemma

Publicity Officer, 2018-19

 

“I got involved with RAG because I am a creative person, who loves using social media and wanted to help make a positive impact by helping to inspire students to fundraise for charity and to support student fundraising initiatives through RAG’s social media platform.“


Digitial Design Officer

The Digital Design Officer is responsible for creating posters and all sorts of other print and digital promotional material for RAG.

 

Jo

Digitial Design Officer, 2018-19

 

“Basically, I do the arty stuff like creating event graphics and I’m currently working on redesigning the logo but you don’t have to have any experience in Graphic Design as the Oxford SU can train you up!“


Challenges Officer

You’ll be responsible for determining, organising and executing sponsored challenge events in RAG’s calendar, recruiting team leaders and supporting participants.

 

Ben

Challenges Officer, 2018-19

 

“Challenges are a really fun way to get involved with RAG and are a great way to meet new people and take part in adventurous activities, plus our challenges each raising thousands of pounds for our amazing RAG partner charities.“