We recognise that a Management Committee that has a broad and diverse range of skills and experience is key to ensuring strong governance. We take steps each year to review the skills mix we have in place and to recruit new members who would add to this and contribute positively to our work. There is no requirement for new Committee members to have had any previous Committee experience – what is important is a passion to make a difference and contribute to decisions on how we can provide ‘Homes and Services that Make Life Better’.
There are two partner registered social landlords within the Caledonia Group, each with their own governing body – Caledonia Housing Association and Cordale Housing Association. Their work is supported by a Group Audit and Risk Management Committee and Group Remuneration Committee, both of which have representatives from the Caledonia and Cordale governing body members.
Committee members provide leadership for the Association by:
Setting the strategic direction
Acting as positive ambassadors and protecting our reputation
Ensuring it receives good information and advice to carry out its duties
Managing risks and legal responsibilities
They have collective responsibility for ensuring we operate in accordance with our business policies and also that we comply with all legal and regulatory requirements.
Committee Members are required to act at all times in the best interests of the Association, ensuring that their conduct complies with our Governing Body Members Code of Conduct. This includes responsibilities to:
Uphold the values, objectives and policies of the Association
Contribute to and be responsible for Board decisions
Represent the organisation in a positive manner
Respect confidentiality of information
Attend relevant learning and development events
The following time commitment typical of over a normal year:
Attendance at 6 Committee and 3 strategy meetings over a year
Meetings are held via a combination of in person at our Cordale office and by Microsoft Teams Video Conferencing
We hold a full day annual Business Planning event that is attended in person
Involvement in other business, working group or committee meetings as required
All Committee Members are provided with the support to develop the skills and experience which are key to ensuring effective governance. There are also opportunities to attend conferences and other events.
This is a voluntary role and is not remunerated although Committee Members will be reimbursed for all reasonable expenses.
We would be delighted to speak to anyone who would like to find out more about becoming involved as one of our Management Committee members. Please contact a member of our Governance Team by email at: [email protected]