trustee handbook

This handbook has been designed to provide guidance and information to anyone wishing to become a bpf Trustee.

It is divided into three sections:

section 1: information relating to bpf:

  • bpf Trustee Role Description
  • bpf Trustee Code of Conduct
  • Role Description for Chair of bpf Board of Trustees
  • Summary terms of reference: bpf Board Membership & Professional Activities Committee
  • Summary terms of reference: bpf Board Training & Education Committee
  • bpf Articles of Association

section 2: information from outside sources:

As background information to guide Trustees in their role in governance of a charity.

section 3: nomination form

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supportive text: leading the CEO and chair to effective governance

This book combines updated versions of previous ACEVO publications

  • Appraising the Chief Executive
  • Leading the Organisation
  • Your Chair and Board – a survival guide and toolkit for CEOs

Updated to comply with the Charities Act 2006 and the Companies Act 2006

First published by ACEVO in 2008, updated in 2012.


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