How CTC is governed
Like the majority of voluntary organisations CTC is governed by a board of voluntary board members who hold in trust the mission or objectives of an organisation, contained within our Memorandum and Articles. The National Council plays an active role in setting the policies of the organisation but delegates most management and operational functions to other volunteers and/or paid staff.
CTC is a company limited by guarantee and a charity. This means that the organisation is subject to the requirements of company and charity law and the Council act as Directors and Trustees, appointed by the members. Their governance requirements are dictated by the law, but also by good practice within the voluntary sector.
For many people in the voluntary and community sector one of the defining aspects shared by all the diverse organisations that make up the sector, is the principle of voluntarism. This principle of voluntarism is demonstrated in the trustees of an organisation – even where the day to day work is carried out entirely by paid employees. CTC follows the practice of most charities where the presumption of charity law is that trustees will be unpaid.