The governance of the Institute is conducted under the constitutional arrangements set out in the Articles of Association, Bylaws and Board Regulations.
The Board is responsible for the overall management and strategic development, but it delegates the day to day running to the Executive.
Other Board committees are set up to facilitate good governance giving advice and guidance or monitoring implementation of activities. These committees are either elected under the constitutional arrangements or appointed by the Board.
- Board - overall responsibility and strategic direction for the Institute
- Audit & Risk Committee - external audit, risk management and internal controls assurance
- Awarding Organisation - custodians of the professional standards and compliance to the ofqual regulations
- Constitution & Ethics Committee - advice & guidance on governance
- Executive Group - day to day running of the Institute
- Membersí Council - advice to the Board on the long term direction
- Membership Advisory Group - to contribute to the formulation of strategy and membership benefits
- Nominations & Remuneration Committee Ė procedure around Board recruitment & remuneration
The above chart shows the structure of the Institute.† Each of these committees are required to work to Terms of Reference and all serving members are required to sign and/or work to:
- A declaration of interest
- A confidentiality agreement
- Code of conduct
Accountability to members is affected by:
- Annual audited accounts
- Annual Review
- Annual General Meeting currently held in the summer
Members have additional ways to express their views:
- Direct e-mail or correspondence to the Executive or the Company Secretary
- Use of the complaints process.
- Notice of meeting and Resolutions
- Minutes of previous AGM
- Constitutional Documentation and any amendments
The minutes of the Annual General Meetings should be read in conjunction with the Notice of that meeting to see the full resolutions passed.