Governance and management committees

Upcoming courses


Starting a new organisation?

For one-to-one advice on how to set up a new community organisation in Bradford district (including charity, CIC and company registration) please contact the voluntary organisation support officer team.

In-house governance/bespoke training

Our Voluntary Organisation Support Officers (VOSO’S) here at Community Action Bradford & District  provide bespoke in-house training and facilitation for management committees and boards.

The sessions are:

  • Roles and responsibilities of management committees/ trustees
  • Good Practice/ Code of Governance for boards and management committees

They can arrange these sessions at a time and place to suit you – evenings and weekends included (with notice). An in-house session means you can discuss your organisation in detail and work on the issues that are important to you. There is a contribution fee towards time, materials and expenses on a sliding scale so that training is affordable for groups of all income levels.

They ensure that each and every in-house session is based on your specific governing document so that it’s tailored to the needs of your organisation. If you are in the process of charity registration or changing your legal structure then we will arrange the session once your governing documents are finalised.

Please contact your nearest officer to discuss your needs.

Community Action, Bradford office:

Clive Whittaker clivew@cabad.org.uk 07964 352663

Lincoln Oakley lincolno@cabad.org.uk 07422 575852.

Community Action, Keighley office:

Chris Barker chrisb@cabad.org.uk 01535 612500/ 07422 966140.

Community Action, Bingley office:

Sarah Moss sarahm@cabad.org.uk 01274 781222/ 07422 966142.

Feedback from previous in-house courses

“We were given a clear overview of management committees and their legal status by a well-informed presenter. We now need to make our next steps as a committee.”

“Really good pace, checking understanding, plenty of time for questions.”

“The new Directors found the sessions regarding roles and responsibilities very helpful.”

“The session clarified the status we currently have and the status we are working towards.”

“An excellent session – good to do this training as a board to get a reminder of our responsibilities.”

Resources to download

The Essential Trustee: 6 main duties – Charity Commission
The Essential Trustee: full guidance – Charity Commission

Charity Governance Code – for larger charities.
Charity Governance Code – for smaller charities.

National Occupational Standards for Trustees and Management Committee Members.