Chair Job Description
Role of Chair, 2010-11
- 1. Chairing meetings
Attending and chairing the Monthly Board Meetings and the Annual General Meeting, ensuring an efficient pace, everyone is able to contribute and decisions are made where appropriate and clearly understood.
- 2. Proposing meeting agendas
Proposing the agenda for the Monthly Board Meeting and communicating this to attendees at least two weeks before the meeting. Ensuring that future events are planned by the Board in good time and there is appropriate reflection on events that have occurred so that effective follow up can be done and lessons can be learned.
- 3. Board member liaison
Regular communication with individual board members supporting them in their activities, ensuring that the demands of the chapter are reasonable and they are able to focus on the things that they find enjoyable and rewarding. Following up on the actions that board members have agreed to complete.
- 4. Lawyers
Liaising with the chapter's legal advisers regarding any work we have engaged them to do.
- 5. Staff members
As set out in the rules adopted for a particular staff member or contractor, allocate, supervise and manage the work of the staff member.
- 6. Registered Office
Hosting the chapter's Registered Office, responding to official mail sent to the office and maintaining the chapter's statutory registers and records at Companies House and the Charity Commission.
- 7. Represent the board
In conjunction with the secretary, take a lead in ensuring that the board has a good relationship with the members, the chapter has a good relationship with the Wikimedia communities and Wikimedia UK has a good relationship with the Wikimedia Foundation, local free content organisations and other key partners