There is no exact recipe for recruiting the right people onto your Management Committee. Every group/organisation is different with different structures and different ways of doing things. However, the following are different approaches and ideas that have worked for other organisations.
Why join a Management Committee?
"The main reason for becoming a committee member is the individual's commitment to the cause of the organisation." (Giving Leadership, Giving Time, Volunteer Now 2015)
All organisations, regardless of their size and purpose, should provide an induction programme for new Committee members. The better your induction, the more effective new members will be!
An effective induction programme will:
The following pro-forma will assist you to draw up a role description for the Management Committee and office-bearers. Use a separate sheet for each role.
Click here for examples of role descriptions used by other organisations.
Whether you are organising induction for new members or you have just joined a management committee, this checklist summarises the information and documentation which new members will require to be able to carry out their role effectively.
Designed for use in the recruitment process, attached are two different examples of how you can present key information regarding the role and responsibilities of management committee members.
Remember! Tailor the information included to fit your organisation and how your committee operates.
Use this form to think through who and how you will recruit new members onto your Management Committee.
All management committee members should receive copy of a written role description providing clear information about the roles and responsibilities and expected commitment of management committee members.
If your organisation is a limited company, your Management Committee members are usually the Company Directors. More about the responsibilities of Company Directors.
The Involving Volunteers section of the Volunteer Now website contains practical advice, tools and pro forma documents for use by organisations who wish to recruit volunteers. Developed by Volunteer Now.
Volunteer Induction is a handy checklist to download and use when planning induction sessions for new volunteers. Developed by Volunteer Now.
All new committee members need to know about the organisation, how it operates and their roles and responsibilities. Use this checklist to ensure that your new committee members are equipped to carry out their role.