As a Chamber, our objective is to connect, support and represent our membership, and we are constantly exploring different avenues and perspectives to help us achieve the most efficient, inclusive and supportive network for our members and the wider business community.
That’s why we are on the look-out for exceptional individuals to join our Board of Directors.
Board members are a part of the conversation that drives the decision-making process, and helps to ensure the Chamber and its membership flourishes.
We achieve this through debating and implementing strategies, as well as influencing government, local authorities and others.
Board members will represent the views and opinions of their businesses, while also providing an experienced and challenging perspective to help support the growth of the Chamber and its members.
If you are interested in finding out more and applying for a role on the Chamber’s Board of Directors, please contact Martin Hathaway via email@example.com.
Being on the Board offers you the opportunity to:
THE ROLE OF THE BOARD
The Board fulfills all the responsibilities of any private sector Board for the Corporate Governance direction and stewardship of the company. In addition, we have the added responsibility of the stewardship of both members' subscriptions and occasionally public funds, which means we must be publicly accountable for our actions. The Directors have adopted nationally recommended codes of conduct on public accountability and on avoiding conflicts of interest, which new Directors will be expected to commit and adhere to. When acting as Directors, Directors are of course required to act in the best interests of the company rather than any other interests they represent, and respect Board confidentiality.
We seek to manage the affairs of the Board in such a way that it is feasible for business leaders with very full-time jobs to play an active part in the Board. However, the time commitments expected of Board members are not insignificant: Even though our articles show a minimum number of meetings we will actuallymeet as a Board4 times a year and most Board members are also involved in Board Committees, local committees, and/or other partnership boards in which Mid Yorkshire Chambers is a key partner. Board members are also asked to be prepared to host events and represent the Mid Yorkshire Chambers from time to time in discussions with members, local partners, and government, both inside and outside normal business hours. Board members are expected to attend at least 3 of the 4 meetings plus at least 2 major events, which will be identified at the beginning of the year.
SETTING THE EXAMPLE
Finally, as an organisation, we are committed to helping businesses in Mid Yorkshire to match best practice standards in their business operations and in the training and development of their employees. We run and promote a variety of programmes to help businesses achieve these standards. We look to our Board members to set the example to the membership and the wider business community in being among the first to implement programmes we offer in their own businesses, where these are appropriate. All Board members must be from businesses, which are fully paid up members of the Chamber.
KEY RESPONSIBILITES OF BOARD MEMBERS