Board of trustees
As a charity, ORCC is ‘governed’ by a Board of Directors, who are all volunteers. Normally elected at the AGM, the Board has collective responsibility for making sure the organisation is well-run and solvent. There are currently 11 Board members and they meet bi-monthly. Various sub-committees focus on particular areas – there’s a Finance Sub Committee, a Quality Standards Working Group, a Business Development Group, and an HR Group. A Board member also takes part in the staff Training Group. We are fortunate in having a very active and enthusiastic Board, who are staunchly committed to ORCC and who have a wealth of community-based experience (as well as some key special skills).
Board meetings are usually preceded by lunch with the staff; often this get-together will be a working session so that everyone gets to chip in and be involved. This is an important way of enabling the staff and Board to get to know one another and to debate important matters together. For example, we have developed and reviewed our Equal Opportunities Action Plan and Community Development Policy in a joint session and we routinely conduct our annual review of the ORCC Strategic Plan together.
Being involved with ORCC as a Trustee can be quite demanding, but we try hard to make sure that it’s also rewarding. So if you are interested, let us know. We’ll be delighted to talk to you.