Duties and responsibilities of individual members
Management committee/board members should understand their individual and collective roles, responsibilities and accompanying duties. They should have these clearly outlined in writing for all management committee/board members.
Organising the committee's work
The management committee/board should organise its work to ensure that it makes the most effective use of the time, skills and knowledge of management committee/board members.
Information and advice
Management committee/board members should ensure that they receive the appropriate advice and information they need in order to make good decisions.
Skills and experience
Management committee/board members should have or ensure that they have access to the diverse range of skills, experience and knowledge needed to run the organisation effectively.
Training, development and support
Management committees/boards should ensure that all their members receive the necessary induction, training and ongoing support needed to discharge their duties effectively.
The management committee/board should ensure proper arrangements for the supervision, support, appraisal and remuneration of all staff including the employee in the most senior position.
The management committee/board should ensure proper arrangements are in place for the recruitment, supervision and support of volunteers including clearly defined written roles and a policy is in place to reimburse reasonable out of pocket expenses. Policies and procedures should refer to volunteers as well as paid staff as appropriate.