Chairperson

The role of the Chairperson is to provide the principle leadership and responsibility for HAAG and the Committee of Management.

Desirable Attributes:

The Chairperson should:

  • Have the time to commit to the role
  • be well informed of all organisation activities and able to provide oversight
  • be a person who can develop good relationships internally and externally
  • be forward thinking and committed to meeting the overall goals of the organisation
  • have a good working knowledge of the Committee Constitution, rules and duties of office bearers
  • be able to work collaboratively with other Committee Members
  • be a good listener and attuned to the interests of members and other interest groups
  • be a good role model and a positive image for the organisation  in representing the Committee in other forums 
  • be a competent public speaker

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Chair Committee meetings ensuring that they are run efficiently and effectively
  • Act as a signatory for the organisation in all legal purposes and financial purposes
  • Regularly focus the Committee’s attention on matters of governance that relate to its own structure, role and relationship to any employees, volunteers and stakeholders.  
  • Periodically consult with Committee members on their role, to see how they are going and help them to optimize their contribution   
  • Work with the Committee to ensure:
    • The necessary skills are represented on the Committee and that a succession plan is in place to help find new Committee members when required
    • Goals and relevant strategic and business plans are developed in order to achieve the goals of the organisation   
  • Work with co-managers to manage any paid employees of the Housing for the Aged Action Group including recruitment, retention, salary and performance reviews, etc. 
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the organisation when required   
Applications Close: 
Friday, November 9, 2018