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Committee Chairperson

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Opportunity Description

The Chair

Has responsibility for ensuring the constitution is followed, conducting the meetings properly and making sure that decisions are made and acted on.

 The chair will:

  • Draw up the agenda with the other officers for both committee meetings and AGMs
  • Start and finish meetings on time
  • Ensure that new members are introduced and made to feel welcome
  • Organise and lead meetings through the agenda
  • Sign the minutes of the previous meeting when passed as correct
  • Ensure that sufficient information is available for all items of the agenda to be discussed fully
  • Share out work and check that decisions are acted on
  • Ensure that everyone has a chance to share in discussion
  • In the case of a tied vote the chair has a second vote. 


Between meetings:

  • Keep in regular contact with the manager .
  • Be the nominated person with Ofsted and be the point of contact for Safeguarding, complaints and staffing issues.
  • Undergo relevant training for child protection and safer recruitment.
  • Work with the Manager– this includes regular support and supervision with the Leader/Supervisor and ensure that there are signed records of these meetings
  • Discuss the day to day running of the Early Years Childcare Setting with the staff and take their advice on matters concerning the children and the curriculum
  • Be aware of current legislation which may affect the running of the Early Years Childcare Setting or the Out of School setting
  • In consultation with staff ensure that Ofsted/EYFS requirements and recommendations are met and that the setting is registered on the appropriate Ofsted Childcare Register (OCR)
  • Ensure that new policies and procedures are written as necessary and existing policies and procedures are reviewed dated and signed annually


You will need good communications skills. You will be able to access relevant courses and training such as first aid, safeguarding etc.

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You will need to complete a enhanced DBS criminal check (which the setting will pay for)

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