Management committee/board members have ultimate responsibility for directing the activity of an organisation, ensuring it is well run and delivering the outcomes for which it has been set up.
Every management committee/board should provide leadership to the organisation by:
Setting the strategic direction to guide and direct the activities of the organisation;
Ensuring the effective management of the organisation and its activities; and
Monitoring the activities of the organisation to ensure they are in keeping with the founding principles, objects and values.
Understanding the roleManagement committee members carry out a vital role within the community and voluntary sector. Their role is not necessarily about doing, it is about ensuring things are done. Usually the day-to-day management of the organisation will be delegated to paid staff or to volunteers, although the Management Committees of smaller organisations are often much more actively involved.
The management committee (frequently referred to as Boards of Trustees, Governing Bodies, or Executive Committees) is the group of people who are held accountable for the activities of the organisation. It is the ultimate decision-making forum.