The Chairman, Chairman Elect, Treasurer and up to 12 Trustees form the Management Board. As directors of the corporate charitable Society it is their responsibility to lead and direct the RSCDS throughout the year. The Board’s directors are responsible for, amongst other things:
- Ensuring compliance with charitable and corporate legislation
- Determining the strategy for the achievement of the charitable objectives
- Preparation of the annual financial statements and trustees report
The Board is supported in its work by a range of committees, panels and working groups with delegated authority:
- Membership Services Committee
- Education & Training Committee
- Youth Services Committee
- Finance and Governance Advisory Panel (FGAP)
- Human Resources Panel
To see who sits on the Management Board and within each Committee please visit the People page.
Elections for the Management Board and each Committee are held at our Annual General Meeting during the first weekend of November. Members are encouraged to stand for positions and application forms can be downloaded from our website or obtained by contacting the RSCDS office.
The Office Manager, who works from the RSCDS office, acts as Secretary to the Board. The Board appoints members to key positions within the organisation, for example Schools Director, Music Director, Archivist and Editor of the members’ magazine. These individuals also appropriate delegated powers.
We encourage you to be a part of our Management Committees and help develop SCD for future generations. For more information on joining please get in touch with the RSCDS office.
Trustee induction, role descriptions & schedule of meetings
Upon election as a Trustee of the RSCDS, each new member of the Management Board or of a Management Committee receives an induction pack. The contents of the induction pack can be viewed by expanding the section below.
Duties of Charity Trustees (OSCR Guidelines)
RSCDS Articles of Association
RSCDS Rules and Procedures
RSCDS Code of Conduct
RSCDS Health & Safety Policy
RSCDS Risk Register
RSCDS Equal Opportunities Policy
RSCDS Volunteer Policy
RSCDS Volunteer Procedure
RSCDS Strategic Aims 2017 - 2020
OSCR Charity Equalities Guidance
Summary of Trustee Guidance OSCR
The pack also includes a letter of welcome from the Chairman, and an acceptance letter to be signed by the Trustee.
Click on the link below for the schedule of Board and Committee meetings. Note that dates may be subject to change. All Board and Committee meetings are held at the RSCDS office, unless otherwise stated.