the purpose of this section is to offer a support tool to you as a committee member to help you meet your responsiblities both as a volunteer and an employer.
This site will display general information and local information along with links to other external organisations who offer specialist advice and guidance for your sector.
Committee members typically are elected to their positions, either by members of the community or group they represent. There are different levels of authority and responsibility within a committee, from the chair and vice chair to the secretary and treasurer. But regardless of title, a committee member's main function is to help implement strategies for success for the group they represent
The committee is responsible for making sure that the organisation sticks to its aims and objectives as detailed in their Constitution. They have overall responsibility for the management of an organisation's affairs, you need to be aware that as committee members can face personal liability should things go wrong - although often groups cover their members through an additional insurance premium. Do not let this put you off, being a committee member offers mainy benefits and rewards from supporting your committee to learning new skills. For some, it even offers career opportunities! It is important to meet regularly and make sure that the correct information comes to meetings so that committee members can make informed decisions.
You are encouraged to access the following website as it offers a variety of resources and information which will support you and your committee operate effectively. www.diycommitteeguide.org
The committee also need to inform Ofsted of any changes and all committee members must complete an EY2 form found on the Ofsted website, www.ofsted.gov.uk, which will then lead to a CRB check.
Other useful websites include:-
Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) aims to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. http://www.acas.org.uk
Business Link is government's online resource for business. Please not that Business Link regional advisory service in England will continue to offer advice and support until it closes in November 2011 www.businesslink.gov.uk