The Board is responsible for the overall governance of Changing Lives, including its policy, strategy, direction and forward planning.

Trusteeship is voluntary, and Trustees are people whose skills, experience and personal qualities mark them out for management of the charity.

The Board is responsible for overseeing the Chief Executive who, in turn, is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation and the management of staff. The Board is also responsible for:

  • The financial and staffing arrangements of Changing Lives. They agree the budget, approve the annual accounts and scrutinise the organisation’s management accounts
  • Employing the staff of Changing Lives in accordance with all relevant legislation
  • Setting the processes by which the organisation will operate, and agreeing the priorities for action
  • Supporting and advising the Chief Executive and other senior staff.