The Council of Governors hold Full Council meetings in public four times a year and have a further three meetings dedicated to development work and to provide an opportunity to look at specific topics in greater depth. A joint meeting of the Council and the Trust’s Non-Executive Governors is also held annually.
In addition the Council has a number of Committees to undertake specific roles; powers cannot be delegated to these Committees, they are required to report the Full Council with a summary of their work and any recommendations or proposals to be considered. The Committees of the Council are as below. Ad hoc groups may also be formed from time to time to address specific issues, with clear terms of reference. Again, powers cannot be delegated to these groups.
Nominations and Remuneration Committee
Governors on this committee work with the Trust’s Chairman and HR Department to fulfil the Council of Governor’s statutory duty to appoint (or remove) the Trust’s Non Executive Directors and Chairman.
Recommendations are put forward from the committee to the Council of Governors for approval. The committee also has a key role in developing the appraisal policy for the Chair and Non Executive Directors and in putting forward proposals to the full Council of Governors regarding their remuneration.
Membership Engagement and Communications Committee
Governors on this committee work with the Trust in the development of the Council's Membership Communication andStrategy. The wider Council of Governors exists as a two way “conduit” between the Trust and its membership and the committee is there to facilitate this. Governors on this committee hold the Non Executive Directors to account in relation to communication and engagement, via the Non Executive Lead, who attends the meetings. The committee is aligned to the Trust’s Charitable Funds Committee.
The Terms of Reference for all these committees will be finalised at the September meeting of the Full Council and uploaded to this webpage.
This committee focuses on the Council of Governor’s statutory duty to appoint the Trust External Auditors at the end of the current holder’s term of contract.