Principle 4 - An effective board will provide good governance and leadership by exercising appropriate control
As the accountable body, the board will maintain and regularly review the organisation’s system of internal controls, performance, and policies and procedures, to ensure that:
Positive working relationships within an organisation help to get things done effectively. Conflict in whatever form is distructive and detracts from a normal, productive, working environment. Trustees need to ensure that they are giving leadership by modelling positive working relationships, as well as taking action to improve things when there are difficulties. This is part of their duty in ensure their organisations are efectively managed.
For more information on managing conflict within committees.
Principle 3 - An effective board will provide good governance and leadership by ensuring delivery of organisational purpose
The board has ultimate responsibility for directing the activity of the organisation and delivering its stated purposes. It will do this by:
Stewardship refers to the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to ones care. Assets are everything your organisation owns- including money, money owed to you, equipment, goods, property or lands etc.
Every management committee/board should provide leadership to the organisation by:
The Management Committee is ultimately responsible for ensuring that these obligations are met. By so doing, they will help to safeguard, not only these vulnerable groups, but also the organisation, its staff and its volunteers.
The obligations placed on organisations are designed to ensure that they:
a) recruit suitable people to care for children, young people and adults at risk; and
b) operate on the basis of good practice policies and procedures in order to minimise the risk of harm to those in their care.
Your role as employer and associated legal requirements should be taken very seriously:
Issues to consider
The Management Committee will need to take time to consider:
This helps to contribute to your organisation's overall effectiveness.
Key areas of employment law
Remember! As an employer, you need to be aware of legislation, which usually sets minimum standards for areas such as:
By law your organisation must have a written health and safety policy if you employ five or more people. (Health and Safety at Work (NI) Order 1978 section 2 (3))
Your policy should contain: