Over the last year there has been immense public scrutiny of how charities are run. Every board of trustees should be asking:
“Are we satisfied we are in ultimate control of our charity?”
Can you answer “Yes”?
These free trustee training workshops will help charity trustees, and also Chief Executives, to understand the responsibilities of trustees and the demarcation of roles between them and the Chief Executive.
Setting the scene with the Charity Commission’s current regulatory approach and recent guidance, we will explore the need for trustees to take responsibility for their organisation.
Each session will cover the legal duties and responsibilities of charity trustees, looking at Board effectiveness and its role, how this role relates to the work of the Chief Executive, conflicts of interest, decision-making, minute taking and delegation to Chief Executives and committees.
The session will also take you through trustees’ responsibilities for both external and internal financial reporting, examining key areas such as the different types of funds and how they can be spent and the linking of reserves policy to strategy.
Our aim is to give practical tips to help improve your governance.
The sessions will be presented by Ian Hempseed, Head of Charities and Social Enterprise at Hempsons and Simon Lee, an Associate in Hempsons’ Charities and Social Enterprise team and Richard Weaver, Head of Charities and Not for Profit at haysmacintyre (specialist charity accountants). Richard holds the Diploma in Charity Accounting from the ICAEW, is a Chartered Accountant and holds a degree in Law. Richard provides internal audit work for some of the UK’s larger charities, where the more detailed financial systems and control environments, risk assessments, governance arrangements and operational reviews are required.
If you’d like to attend, please register here!