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Guidance on the appraisal of Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB) board members and chairs

Published: 20 Feb 2017
Part of:
Public sector
ISBN:
9781786524553

Guidance which outlines the purpose and process for the appraisal of board members and chairs of Non Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs).

9 page PDF

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9 page PDF

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Contents
Guidance on the appraisal of Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB) board members and chairs
Annex A: Role and Responsibilities of the Board Member

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Annex A: Role and Responsibilities of the Board Member

  • Understands the operational environment in which their public body operates within the context of the wider public service delivery landscape.
  • Attends Board meetings on a regular basis and is well prepared by reading relevant papers in advance and, if necessary, seeks further information to ensure their understanding.
  • Attends training events and keeps up to date with subjects relevant to the public body's work.
  • Contributes to the work of any committees that have been established by the Board.
  • Represents the Board at meetings and stakeholder events when required.
  • Contributes to strategic development and decision-making.
  • Clarifies which decisions are reserved for the Board and which should be delegated.
  • Monitors the reporting of performance and holds management to account through purposeful and constructive challenge and scrutiny.
  • As necessary, seeks further information than that which is provided to give assurance on organisational performance.
  • Questions and, as necessary, challenges proposals made by fellow Board members and the executive team constructively and carefully to reach and articulate a considered view on their suitability.
  • Provides a creative contribution to the Board by providing independent oversight on issues of strategy, performance and resources.
  • Behaves in accordance with the agreed Code of Conduct.
  • Establishes and promotes the public body's role in the community.

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