Last updated: January 13, 2022
As a Community Committee member, you will be playing an important part of being the bridge between members and their branch, ensuring that all issues are effectively being communicated between the two.
The responsibilities of a Community Committee member include:
- Ensuring your branch reflects membership.
- Ensuring the branch is communicating with members effectively.
- Bringing departmental issues to the attention of the committee.
- Assisting with recruitment of members.
- Acting as a link between members and the branch committee.
Community would never expect you to undertake this role without proper training. To ensure you are confident in your role as a Committee member our team offer in-person and virtual training on diverse topics to support you in your role. This includes, but is not limited to, your role and responsibilities, communicating between members and your branch, how to recruit new members of the union, effective methods of recruitment and more.
If Community is recognised in your workplace, your workplace should offer facility time to cover your time training.
Visit our events calendar to register for upcoming training.
As a Representative, you also get access to our RepCentre – a central hub for all the resources and information you need as a Community Committee member.
We recommend you take full advantage of our Representative training opportunities. If you have any queries, please contact us.
Your rights as a Committee member
As a Committee member, you have certain rights under employment law. These are set out in the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) code of practice. This includes time off for union duties.
Interested in becoming a Committee member?
Speak to your local Representative on site if you have one, and they’ll able to explain what opportunities are available. If you don’t have a Representative on site or want further information, contact your regional team.