How can I help our Board become more effective?
How can I evaluate what skills and experience our Board has?
How do I write a job description for a Board member?
How can I be sure our Board understands their governance responsibilities?
I need to recruit new Board members, where do I begin?
Governing bodies are the driving force behind many successful organisations and exist in a variety of forms; schools are run by a board of parents, teachers and members of the community; the football industry is governed by the F.A. (Football Association); our country is governed by UK Parliament. The common denominator is that they all formulate the policy and direct the affairs of an institution in partnership with the managers, especially on a voluntary or part-time basis.
Governing bodies act as a ‘compliance umbrella’ for private, social enterprise, charitable and voluntary organisations. A Board is made up of a diverse range of people, who have the relevant skills to positively influence the organisation as a whole.
A Governing Board:
- Sets key goals and priorities
- Monitors and allocates budget
- Ensures an organisation adheres to rules and regulations
- Offers support and advice to those running an organisation
- Responds to sporadic needs and requirements of the organisation or the wider community
Adhering to the Governance Rule Book
If your organisation has a Board of Directors or Trustees, you will be aware that everything the Board does and says needs to be recorded in a formal process. The Board has a responsibility to remain legally compliant. Are you confident that your Board does this well?
Landsker have the expertise to help you and your Board members meet the minimum standards of governance. Our guidance helps you to:
- Define the roles and responsibilities of individual Board members
- Recruit new Board members
- Develop essential governance policies and processes
- Ensure your Board understands what good governance means
Subsidised governance support and training
Available to Social Enterprises, we can help eligible organisations access funding via the Wales Co-operative Centre, to scope your bespoke requirements and tailor support for your organisation.