honorary officers

Delegating to Honorary Officers

  1. Role descriptions
  2. Policies and procedures
  3. Decision-making authority
  4. Reporting requirements

Collectively they provide clear parameters for both the honorary officers and the wider management committee.  Having clear lines of responsibility and communication prevents a situation where an honorary officer is acting outside their delegated authority.

Treasurer

The Treasurer has a watchdog role over all aspects of financial management, working closely with other members of the Management Committee to safeguard the organisation's finances.  

It is important to note that although the Treasurer ensures that these responsibilities are met, much of the work may be delegated to a finance sub-committee and paid staff or volunteers.

In summary, the Treasurer is responsible for:

Secretary

In summary, the Secretary is responsible for:

  1. Ensuring meetings are effectively organised and minuted
  2. Maintaining effective records and administration
  3. Upholding the legal requirements of governing documents, charity law, company law etc (where relevant).
  4. Communication and correspondence

It is important to note that although the Secretary ensures that these responsibilities are met, much of the work may be delegated to paid staff or volunteers.

Help! Electing Office Bearers

Remember!

Only Management Committee members can be office bearers.  Therefore any individuals recruited for these positions must go through the relevant procedures for committee membership.

Recruiting new office bearers

Officers of the Management Committee can be recruited using the same range of methods as those used for Management Committee members.