Committee Role Description – General Committee Member

  • Craig Franklin
  • 12 November 2019
  • 5 minute read


Role of General Committee Member



Holding a General Committee Member position on a committee, demonstrates a shared commitment to the overall operation of the organisation. General Committee Members should be self-motivated and active in the day to day operation of the organisation. They should also be enthusiastic and active in improving and growing the organisation. 


Desired skills

  • A strong understanding of the organisation
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Good organisation skills
  • Shows initiative and personal drive 
  • Takes responsibility for tasks they choose to complete, and those assigned to them.
  • Good communication skills
  • Confidence to contribute to discussions and voice opinions.
  • Listens well to other points of view
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • Be a good role model for others in the organisation



  • Responsible for the day to day management and operation of the organisation
  • Share your ideas and views 
  • Take ownership and accountability for the fulfilment of tasks assigned to you 
  • Participate in planning and goal setting for the organisation 
  • Share the workload so all committee members are doing their part 
  • Attend committee meetings
  • Advise the Secretary if you are unable to attend a scheduled meeting
  • If requested, review relevant information prior to meetings
  • Send meeting agenda items to the secretary prior to meetings for approval
  • Review the meeting minutes when circulated after the meeting and notify of any inaccuracies
  • Be proactive regarding the safety of all members and guests of the organisation


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