Authorising another officer

An Authorised Officer must first be appointed in writing by the Delegate, setting out the terms of the delegation held by the Delegate, the exact scope of the authority that may be exercised within that delegation and the dates on which the Authorised Officer is authorised to act.

The following guidelines apply:

  • Delegates must maintain a register of authorised officers for review as required.
  • The delegate remains responsible for any decision-making related to the exercise of the delegation under authorisation.
  • Where the signature of a delegate is required, the Authorised Officer will write the words "For and on behalf of the <name of the delegate> as an Authorised Person" so it is clear that the person is acting under the authority of the delegate.
  • Authorised officers are only permitted to approve the expenditure of funds up the level designated for Head of School or Director for a particular delegation.
Authorised Officer Register Template

Please use the Authorised Officer Register Template to maintain a list of active Authorised Officers in your area.