A brief checklist regarding the employment responsibilities of the management committee. Particularly useful where an organisation is relatively new to involving paid staff or where systems and practices are still in the development stage.
A checklist of key steps which management committees can take to help create a positive basis for their relationship with staff and volunteers.
The NI Business Info site provides helpful guidance and resources on:
There are several ways to supervise your organisation's senior staff member. Supervision can be done by:
1. The committee as a whole.
This is not usually effective, but can sometimes work in small, informal organisations. It may be quite inappropriate if the committee contains people to whom it would be unwise, or unprofessional for the senior staff member to confide problems.
The committee is ultimately accountable for the performance of the senior staff member and should always carry out an overall monitoring role.
Where there are few or no paid staff, the Management Committee often has a very hands-on role. However, in large organisations where the Management Committee has little involvement in the day-to-day running or management of the organisation. Where there are paid staff, it is essential that the Management Committee and the senior staff member understand their role and boundaries, and demonstrate respect for each other's position and powers.
Therefore, it is essential that the management committee and the senior staff member understand their role and boundaries, and demonstrate respect for each other's position and powers.
In practice, much of the day-to-day work of most organisations will be delegated to the staff, whether paid or voluntary. For this reason and in order to develop good committee/staff relations, the management committee should ensure that the organisation has:
Want to know where to go for detailed information and advice?
The table below highlights some of the best organisations to contact for information for each specific aspects of employment law and practice.