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Managing people

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If the charity employs individuals, whether full-time, part-time, casual or temporary, the charity is likely to be their employer. Therefore board members will need to ensure that you understand and abide by current employment legislation.

Employment policies and procedures

Trustees should ensure that the charity has policies for the recruitment of staff, ensuring that policies and practices are in place so that applicants are treated fairly and in accordance with equal opportunities practice at all stages of advertising, shortlisting and interviewing. They should establish policies for staff appraisal, support and supervision, probationary periods and remuneration that are proportional to the size of the charity.

The employment policies and procedures section will help trustees define, regulate and inform how their organisation operates and information on how to develop their policy.

Chief Executive

Where a staff structure is in place and a chief executive manages the staff team, then a direct responsibility of the board is to recruit and support the chief executive.

The Association of Chairs has a guide on appraising your chief executive.


Volunteer management

 From recruiting volunteers to making sure they are supported within your organisation, the recruiting and managing volunteers section helps board members understand the role of volunteers.


Page last edited Jan 02, 2019

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