Our Directors are the people who take responsibility under the law to ensure Carr Gomm does what it says it will. Our Directors sit on our Board and meet every 8 weeks. The Directors do not run the company – that is the job of the staff – but they ensure we meet our overall charitable and business objectives and think strategically about the long term future of the organisation.
As a registered charity we are governed by laws relating to charities in Scotland as well. People who run a charity are called Trustees. The same people who are Directors of the company are also the Trustees.
Anyone who is a company member can be a Director. We want to have a mix of people who use the services, their relatives, staff and other people interested in what we are doing. It is really important to have a mix of experiences and knowledge.
The Directors are people who bring particular skills and understanding to the work of the Board. Some people know about one area (e.g. finance or community care policy), someone else knows about another area (e.g. how our support services should work). All Directors must share the values of the company and make balanced and fair decisions.
Each individual starts by being able to contribute their knowledge and learns about the other areas when they are on the Board. Want to know more about being a Director and the role of the Board?