Role of Trustees

The Board of Directors/Trustees meet throughout the year to oversee the business, strategy and long term planning of the Company. Its core purpose being to:-

  • To make high quality decisions to allow GreaterSport to grow its value.
  • Be the ultimate decision-making body and accordingly exercise all of the powers of the organisation.
  • Be responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation and maintain the vision, purpose and values.
  • Provide leadership in developing, approving and monitoring the implementation of the ‘Changing Our Lives Together’ strategy.
  • Ensure that the company operates to the highest standards of governance and risk management.
  • Complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
  • Agree strategic priorities for funding and investment and ensure that financial information is accurate and that controls, monitoring and reporting systems are robust and defensible.
  • To provide scrutiny and constructive challenge with regard to operational matters (delivery plans, policies, performance).
  • Fully support child protection and safeguarding issues.

The statutory duties of a Director/Trustee are;

  • To ensure that GreaterSport complies with its governing document (Articles of Association), Charity law, Company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
  • To ensure that the GreaterSport pursues its charitable objectives as defined in its governing document.
  • To ensure the GreaterSport uses its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives.
  • To contribute actively in giving firm strategic direction to the GreaterSport, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
  • To safeguard the good name and values of GreaterSport.
  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of GreaterSport.
  • To ensure the financial stability of GreaterSport.
  • To protect and manage the property of the Charity and to ensure the proper investment of the Charity's funds.
  • To appoint the Chief Executive Officer (on recommendation of the Nomination/Remuneration Sub-Committee) and monitor their performance.