Senior staff member

The roles of the management committee and the organisation's senior staff member (also known as the Director, Manager, Co-ordinator etc) are interdependent.

Management Committees can struggle to effectively manage the most senior staff member in the organisation. This can be for a variety of reasons, sometimes the most senior staff member has been with the organisation a long time and is more experienced than some members of the committee.  Generally the most senior staff member will have more information about the day to day running of an organisation.  Therefore it is vitally important to build a good working relationship which enables the senior staff member to be adequately supported to deliver effectively and accountably for the organisation. 

More on managing the most senior staff member.

More on role boundaries between the committee and the most senior staff member.

More on ways of supervising the most senior staff member.

More on effective committee/staff relationships.