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Voluntary Director


TOOverall responsibilities  of the Board of Directors include:


  • Working with staff and other stakeholders in creating a clear, shared vision and maintaining a clear sense of focus on the work of the organisation;
  • Providing leadership;
  • Making sure the organisation does not stray from its purpose;
  • Formulating policies and plans to bring about the organisation’s objectives;
  • Ensuring accountability to stakeholders;
  • Ensuring limited resources such as the finances are managed effectively;
  • Recruiting and supervising the most senior member of staff;
  • Ensuring an ethos of ethical conduct, equality and human rights in all that the organisation does;
  • Ensuring that the principles of community development are upheld and social inclusion is a priority;
  • Ensuring that the organisation complies with all relevant legal and governance requirements;
  • Overseeing the assessment and management of risks to the organisation;
  • Participation in recruitment and selection procedures;
  • Decision making and ratification  in relation to the recruitment, welfare and development of staff within the organisation;
  • Work with Manager in recruiting new Directors.
  • Exercising their powers in the best interests of the members and not in a manner that is oppressive to any member of the company, or in disregard of the interests of any member of the company;
  • Complying with the organisation’s memorandum and articles of association;
  • Complying with the Board of Director’s Code of Conduct;
  • Complying with the Companies Act;
  • Complying with the Charities Regulatory Governance Code ( if a charity );
  • Complying with funder’s requirements;
  • Review the effectiveness of the Board and  participate in skills based training as required to ensure the Board’s commitment to best practice;
  • Assisting with fundraising activities, where required.