What are the responsibilities of a Board Member?

The core responsibilities of the Board are as follows:

  • To define and maintain the values and objectives of Johnnie Johnson Housing
  • To set the organisation's strategic direction
  • To approve policies and plans to achieve the objectives
  • To approve the accounts and the annual budget and business plans
  • To ensure that there is adequate delegation and good internal controls
  • To ensure proper risk management
  • To make decisions on important financial matters, or on issues which carry major risk, or are matters of principle
  • To monitor the performance of the organisation and measure it against others
  • To appoint the Chief Executive and fix his/her contract terms
  • To ensure that the organisation acts within the law
  • To ensure that governance standards are maintained
  • To appoint and (if necessary) remove the Chair of the Board

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