Being a board member

Whole Board responsibilities

  • Support the Chair and the rest of the Board in delivering its core responsibilities: Setting and ensuring compliance with the values, vision, mission and strategic objectives of the organisation, ensuring its long term success
  • The appointment and if necessary the dismissal of the Chief Executive and approval of his or her salary, benefits and terms of employment
  • Satisfying itself as to the integrity of financial information, approving each year’s budget and business plan and annual accounts prior to publications
  • Establishing, overseeing and reviewing annually a framework of delegation and systems of internal control Individual responsibilities Prepare for and regularly attend Board meetings, committee meetings and relevant training events

Individual responsibilities

  • Represent the Board if necessary on internal matters such as complaints, grievance or disciplinary panels
  • Represent Teign Housing externally as appropriate
  • Respect the confidentiality of information, including information about individual residents in Teign Housing property
  • To declare any relevant interests as required by legislation and/or Standing Orders / Financial Regulations
  • Adhere to Code of Conduct
  • To undertake an annual appraisal with the Chair of the Board
  • Establish strong working relationships with other Board Members, Executive and other senior staff
  • Keep up to date with changes in the sector
  • Behave in a manner that is appropriate to the role of a Board Member
  • Establishing and overseeing a risk management framework in order to safeguard the assets of the organisation