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It is important that your organisation has effective governance and management structures, and the following information aims to make this process clearer:

Get Legal – Clear guidance and information about legal structures
Business Link – Choosing and setting up a legal structure – You must choose a business structure when you start a business. The structure you choose will define your legal responsibilities
Charity trustee meetings: 15 questions you should ask – This checklist, produced by the Charity Commission, is suitable for all charities. Trustees can use it whenever they review the way their charity operates
The Board Skills Audit (Prospectus) – a self-assessment exercise that should be used to help determine the strengths and areas of improvement for your board
Model Chair job description and person specification (Prospectus)
Model Treasurer job description and person specification (Prospectus)
Model Trustee job description and person specification (Prospectus)
Example final panel interview questions (Prospectus)
Factsheet 14 – Recruiting Staff – An overview of how your organisation should recruit staff for both new and existing jobs
Factsheet 15 – Being a Good Employer – Looks at a range of issues from legal paperwork to effective supervision, to help you understand good practice in employment and balance this with the needs of the organisation
Factsheet 16 – Contracts of Employment – A contract of employment is a legally binding agreement between an employer and employee. This factsheet explains more about contracts of employment
Factsheet 25 – Accessibility – It is organisational and environmental structures that most restrict an individual’s participation in mainstream activities. This factsheet explains how to ensure that you ensure you’re accessible in your organisation