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Published : 25 January 2024 Views: 923

governance committee

The Trust wishes to recruit more volunteers to serve on its governance committee. This committee reports directly to the Board and its key responsibilities are:

  • Ensure the correct governance of the Trust and support the governance of u3as.
  • Monitor the Trust for compliance with all legal requirements
  • To ensure effective risk management of the Trusts affairs.

The committee is made up of trustees appointed by the Board plus u3a members with the relevant knowledge and experience.

The committee normally meets four times a year and the meetings are virtual using either Teams or Zoom. If there is a need for a face to face meeting then all reasonable travelling expenses will be paid by the Trust. In order to be able to undertake these responsibilities the committee needs expertise in the following areas.

  • Understanding of charity law and regulation
  • Experience of the u3a movement or another federated membership organisation operating across a wide area
  • Compliance and risk - legal, statutory and contractual requirements
  • Experience at a senior level in a role with governance responsibilities in a private, public or charitable organisation
  • experience of providing constructive challenge to decision makers
  • An effective team player
  • Evaluation - for assessing board papers and effectiveness
  • Desirable, relevant professional qualification (e.g Legal, Audit, Risk management)

If you think you can contribute to the committee, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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