Charity Governance

The Mortimer Society is governed by a Board of Trustees who's main responsibility is to establish and deliver the essential purpose of the Charity. The Board is also responsible for guiding the ethos and values of the organisation and together with the Chief Executive, develop the long-term strategy in order to deliver it's pupose and vision.

In November 2017 The Mortimer Society adopted the revised Good Governance Code as endorsed and recommended by the Charity Commission. This document sets out the standards that all charities should aspire to and was developed to support charities and their Trustee Board's to deliver high and robust standards of governance.

The Good Governance Code introduced seven principles around the following topics:

  • Organisational Purpose - Our Board of Trustees is clear about the charity's aims and ensures that these are being delivered effectively and sustainably
  • Leadership - Our charity is headed by an effective board that provides strategic leadership in line with the charity's aims and values
  • Integrity - The Board of Trustees act with integrity, adopting values and creating a culture which helps achieve the organisation's charitable purposes. The board is aware of the importance of the public's confidence and trust in charities, and trustees undertake their duties accordingly
  • Decision Making, Risk and Control - The Board of Trustees make sure that it's decision making processes are informed, rigorous and timely, and that effective delegation, control and risk-assessment and management systems are set up and monitored
  • Board Effectiveness - The Board of Trustees work as an effective team, using the appropriate balance of skills, experience, backgrounds and knowledge to make informed decisions
  • Diversity - The Board of Trustees approach to diversity supports it's effectiveness, leadership and decision making
  • Openness and Accountability - The Board of Trustees leads the organisation in being transparent and accountable. Our charity is open in it's work, unless there is a good reason for it not to be

This Good Governance Code framework has been adopted to meet and deliver the Society's organisational purpose and a copy of the document can be seen by clicking on the attached link.

To view our Good Governance Code, please download the document below:

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