Governance and Policies
The Charity is registered with the Charity Commission and Companies House as a company limited by guarantee and we are governed according to our Memorandum and Articles of Association.
The Board of Trustees
The overall responsibility for the work of the Charity lies with the Board of Trustees. The Board sets the strategy, agrees objectives and approves plans to deliver the Charity's aims. They monitor and evaluate the progress of the Charity to ensure we achieve what we have set out to do. Trustees hold bi-monthly meetings and receive monthly reports from the CEO.
The Board currently comprises of 10 Members. Trustees serve for a three-year term of office. They may serve no more than two consecutive three-year terms.
Becoming a Trustee
All Trustees are volunteers. Their experience & expertise is substantial and includes financial management, law, marketing and government. The Board recruits new members through a transparent selection process involving recruitment against a role description and a final interview by a panel of Board members. The Trustee Board particularly welcomes applications from those with direct experience of bowel cancer and / or a background in or knowledge of inequality issues. Vacancies are advertised on the volunteering page of our website. Appropriate training and induction are provided and all out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.
Medical Advisory Board
The Board of Trustees has appointed a Medical Advisory Board, which gives the charity advice on relevant medical, NHS and regulatory issues, clinical developments and governmental issues.
Plans and reports
The charity publishes financial information annually, in accordance with Charity Commission regulations.