County Commissioner Handbook

Time management

The role of County Commissioner can be time consuming and it is important to prioritise so that tasks are done efficiently, making the role manageable and allowing you time for personal commitments.

Working through tasks chronologically may not always be the best strategy. You will need a system to help prioritise jobs in order to deal with the most urgent while not forgetting those which are less ‘time sensitive’.

These are just suggestions for how you can manage your time as Commissioner. It is important that you use a system that works for you personally. Do not feel pressured to work in the same way as the outgoing Commissioner or other members of your County Team.

Having a system for time management, prioritisation and delegation should not be seen as an attempt to avoid work. It allows you to be more focused on tasks and ensure that your team is used effectively.