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    The role of the Governing Board

    The Governing Board is responsible for driving forward the strategic direction of the organisation as a whole, for setting corporate and business plan priorities, ensuring officer performance and managing risk and accountability.

    The role of Governing Board member should be to:

    • Provide strategic direction to the organisation
    • Oversee our Corporate Plan, budgets and accounts
    • Manage and exercise all CIH powers apart from those which can only be exercised by the wider membership in general meeting
    • Uphold, review and implement governance arrangements
    • Prepare in advance, regularly attend and participate fully in Governing Board and other CIH business meetings as appropriate
    • Contribute to delegated Boards and working groups established by the Governing Board to address specialist or detailed areas of work
    • Constructively participate in, and challenge, the decision making of the executive
    • Accept accountability for the decisions made by the Governing Board and CIH
    • Develop effective working relationships with other Trustees, staff and CIH members
    • Lead by example at all times and to uphold CIH values and objectives
    • Positively promote CIH and to represent the organisation when requested
    • Maintain knowledge and understanding of developments within the housing and other sectors relevant to the business of CIH, and to share such knowledge and understanding for the benefit of CIH

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