Job-sharing the role of Commissioner can help spread the workload and allows for a greater range of skills to be brought to the role.
Define from the start the division of work, and make sure that this is communicated to everyone within the County. Keep in regular contact with each other and have set times to catch up on County developments.
You may wish to share an email address for Commissioner work. If this is the case, make sure that you have a system to mark which emails have received a response.
Everyone sharing the role will be recorded on Go! as a Commissioner, but one person will be the main contact for the level.
You may wish to appoint an Assistant County Commissioner to help you with the role (you can have more than one Assistant County Commissioner). This is your appointment but should be made in consultation with your Country or Region Chief Commissioner.
- An Assistant County Commissioner, where appointed:
- must be a female member aged 18+, role reviewed at 70
- undertakes duties delegated or assigned to her by the Division or County Commissioner
- has a term of office that does not extend beyond the finishing date of the Division or County Commissioner’s
- may continue in the same role or another capacity if invited to do so.
An Assistant can be a great source of support for you throughout your time in the role and can act as a sounding board for any issues you may face.
Although a lot of the role may be delegated, there are certain tasks that cannot be authorised by your Assistant County Commissioner in your place.