Governance

Trustees (also known as directors, board members, governors, or committee members) are responsible for ensuring their organisation meets its purpose and uses its resources appropriately to do so.

Our governance network is an opportunity to meet other trustees and committee members, and share and learn from your peers about topics related to good governance.

Our governance network meets in Adur and Worthing, and in Brighton and Hove.

 

“The governance network has helped develop the knowledge and skills of our board of trustees. This has resulted in stronger governance of our organisation.” Natalie Woods, LGBT Switchboard

 

Adur and Worthing

Our governance network in Adur and Worthing, next meets on:

Date: 22 February 2018
Time: 18:00 – 20:30
Venue: Worthing Town Hall, Gordon Room
Cost: Free
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Date: 8 March 2018
Time: 18:00 – 20:30
Venue: to be confirmed
Cost: Free
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Date: 19 June 2018
Time: 18:00 – 20:30
Venue: to be confirmed
Cost: Free
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We prioritise places at the network meeting for our members and to voluntary and community organisations operating in Adur and Worthing.

Find out how to join us as a member

For more information, get in touch with us on info@bhcommunityworks.org.uk or call 01903 207735

 

Previous Sessions

5 October 2017 – Legal Structures for small organisations

Led by Tim Smith of GSFW Solicitors, this session provided the opportunity to learn more about different organisational structures such as Charitable Incorporated Organisations. The Hand out from Tim Smith (PDF) may be useful.

Find out more in our EVENT REPORT

Brighton and Hove

Our governance network in Brighton and Hove, next meets in January 2018 – date tbc

We prioritise places at the network meeting for our members and voluntary and community organisations operating in Brighton and Hove.

Find out how to join us as a member.

For more information, get in touch with us on info@bhcommunityworks.org.uk or 01273 234023

 

Other resources

Other useful resources which will help you to strengthen your governance:

If you’d like support to strengthen your governance we can help. Get in touch with us on info@bhcommunityworks.org.uk or 01273 234023

 

Recruitment

To ensure a range of skills, diversity of thinking and representation from all sections of the community, it’s important you advertise beyond your usual networks.

For more ideas on how to recruit and where to advertise, try:

We can help you to develop role descriptions, advertise for trustees, and help with other recruitment issues. Just get in touch with our Volunteering Development Officer, Sue Shaw, on sue@bhcommunityworks.org.uk or 01273 234861

 

Celebrating you

Trustees Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.

Trustees Week 2017 takes place in the week 13-17 November 2017.