Charities: The Role of the Secretary
Classroom: £329 +VAT per person
It is increasingly important for charities to be well governed and to meet their statutory and regulatory responsibilities. The job of overseeing this, often falls to the Charity Secretary, but many people find themselves fulfilling this role without having full knowledge or experience of its demands.
This course will give you a complete understanding of the role of a Secretary in a Charity, providing a clear overview of the typical duties and responsibilities. It explains exactly what being a charity entails, the different types of legal forms that can be used and how they are regulated. The course gives practical examples of the compliance requirements of a charity and how best to fulfil them. It will cover what the Charity Secretary should know, the questions they should ask, what to do when problems arise and how best to support the work of the Board.
This course will provide you with the information and resources to enable you to approach the job with confidence, ensuring you are fully up-to-date and compliant with all your legal responsibilities.
“Really enjoyed the training and have plenty of examples of good practice to make some changes back in the organisation.”
“This was exactly what I hoped it would be. Really interesting and relevant content. Really pleased I could make it.”
“Excellent day with plenty of valuable information. I now feel much better equipped. Thank you!”
“A really good and interesting presenter. Gave clear and precise answers to specific questions relating to issues raised.”
“Kirsty was really knowledgeable and the course was interesting and full of depth. Plenty to think about!”
“A very informative course, delivered in an accessible style. Would recommend the course to others. Handouts and course book materials very good too.”
Chief Executive Officer
“Thank you for an informative well-structured day, covering a vast amount of material without being rushed.”
This course is for all charities regulated by the Charity Commission.
It is also appropriate for all exempt and excepted charities which include:
Kirsty Semple ACIS LLM is a Chartered Secretary in Public Practice, specialising in charity governance and compliance. About half of her time is spent acting as Secretary for a range of organisations – either on an interim or part time basis. The remainder of the time she provides consultancy, training and support to the Boards of voluntary sector organisations. She is an experienced lecturer, who also has up to date, practical experience of the role of a charity secretary. Kirsty is the editor of ICSA’s Charities’ Handbook.