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Governance and Staffing



Structure, Governance and Management

The organisation is a charitable company limited by guarantee. The company was established on June 2003 under a Memorandum of Association which established the objects and powers of the company and is governed under its Articles of Association.

Recruitment and Appointment of Management Committee

The directors of the company are also charity trustees for the purposes of charity law.  This  structure  forms  our  Management  Committee. Under the requirements of the Memorandum and Articles of Association the members of the Management Committee are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting. 

Induction and training of Trustees

The trustees are committed to building the capacity of the Management Committee and trustees are elected on the basis of specific areas of development, including fundraising, financial responsibilities and strategic planning. In early 2011 we reviewed and improved our trustee recruitment policy and sought new trustees to join the Committee.

Strategic planning and development

In addition to overseeing the running of the organisation and receiving management reports from the Executive Director on ZIWNUK’s work, the Management Committee undertake strategic reviews of the organisation. We aim to have Annual Development Days for trustees and also get input from staff, volunteers and service users which serve as a consultation mechanism that feeds into the up-dating of the Business Plan.

Quality Assurance

ZIWNUK is committed to renewing our Quality assurance Systems to ensure effective performance and good practice. Implementing PQASSO ensures that as an organisation we achieve a recognised standard of quality that will give us confidence in the day-to-day running of our organisation and our operational and strategic aims. It will also offer funders a benchmark and a nationally recognised quality standard. We aim to achieve PQASSO Level 1 by March 2013.