Accountability and Legal Responsibilities To ensure the organisation complies with its governing document (i.e. memorandum and articles of association). To ensure the organisation keeps to the law, including charity and company law. To ensure that risks to the organisation, staff volunteers and service users are at an acceptable level and are managed. To be accountable to membership, funders and other stakeholders. Financial and Staff Management To understand the financial position of the organisation. To ensure the organisation operates within its agreed accounting policies. To ensure adequate financial resources for the organisation. To ensure the organisation is properly insured against all reasonable liabilities. To ensure the organisation is a responsible employer and adheres to legislation. To effectively support and manage the Chairperson. Understanding of and commitment to the organisation mission and values. Good communication and interpersonal skills. Respect for others opinions Impartiality and fairness. Ability to respect confidences.