The role of the finance sub-committee is to share the workload of the Treasurer in managing and monitoring the organisation's finances.
The role of the Secretary is to support the Chair in ensuring the smooth functioning of the Management Committee.
In summary, the Secretary is responsible for:
The Charity Governance site contains a number of model policies cover
As an organisation grows, the majority of its activities will be carried out by paid staff or volunteers.
Sub-committees are set up so that a small group of management committee members (and sometimes co-opted experts) may focus in detail on a particular issue.
A Management Committee/Board can delegate authority for a task but not responsibility. They will still be held ultimately accountable for any decisions or actions taken.
Terms of reference are used to set out the parameters within which the authority is delegated to sub Terms of reference set out the parameters within which authority is delegated to sub committees,
Delegation is necessary for all of the work of an organisation to be completed.
Organisations in the voluntary and community sector involve people in many different roles and capacities. The table below outlines how the management committee fit into this framework.
An example role description for a company secretary. Role descriptions should always be tailored to the needs of your organisation.
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