What the Committee Chairperson does
Role description & Responsibilities
The Chairperson has a strategic role to play in representing the vision and purpose of the organisation. The Chairperson ensures that the management committee functions properly, that there is full participation at meetings, all relevant matters are discussed and that effective decisions are made and carried out.
1. To Lead and Direct the Committee
- To plan and run meetings in accordance to the governing document.
- To ensure matters are dealt with in an orderly, efficient manner.
- To bring impartiality and objectivity to meetings and decision-making.
- To facilitate change and address conflict within the Committee
- To review governance performance and skills.
- To facilitate recruitment and renewal of the Management Committee.
- To resolve conflict within the committee and advise the Director of unresolved issues that may affect the smooth running of the organisation
2. Represents the organisation
- To communicate effectively the vision and purpose of the organisation.
- To advocate for and represent the organisation at external meetings and events.
- To be aware of current issues that might affect the organisation.
3. Qualities and Skills Required
- Good leadership skills.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidences.
- Ability to ensure decisions are taken and followed up.
- Good time Keeping
- Tact and diplomacy.
- Experience of organisational and people management.
4. Time Commitment
- The role of Chair requires an estimated commitment of 4 hours per month
- Length of Position: 12 months