- AMRC - Association of Medical Research Charities

Member of Executive Council
The Executive Council is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the association,
developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the Memorandum & Articles of
Association (M&A), legal and regulatory guidelines.
 Six meetings per year, four council meetings, one away day plus the AGM (see attached schedule). Council
meetings are typically 2 – 2.5 hours long.
Reading council papers and contributing to the meeting – discussion is the important element and meetings
are paper-lite.
Opportunity to serve on time-limited working groups.
 Significant networking opportunity.
Lunch is provided. AMRC will meet your travel expenses, but is unable to provide an attendance allowance.
 To ensure that the association and its representatives function within the legal and regulatory framework of the
sector and in line with association’s M&A, continuing to strive for best practice.
To uphold the fiduciary duty invested in the position, undertaking such duties in a way that adds to public
confidence and trust in the association.
To take appropriate professional advice in all matters where there may be material risk to the association, or
where the trustees may be in breach of their duties.
To determine the overall direction and development of the charity through good governance and clear strategic
To avoid any personal conflict of interest.
 To ensure that the association complies with legislative and regulatory requirements.
To ensure that the association acts within the confines of its M&A and in furtherance to organisational activities
contained therein.
To act in the best interest of the charity, beneficiaries and future beneficiaries at all times.
To promote and develop the association in order for it to grow and maintain its relevance to society.
To maintain the sound financial management of the association’s resources
Ensure expenditure is in line with the association’s objects
Ensure investments meet accepted standards and policies
Ensure appropriate records relating to accounts and financial matters are kept and that these are
Ensure presentation of accounts are filed as necessary with the charity commission and companies
Counter-sign charity cheques and any application of funds, if appropriate.
To interview, appoint and monitor the work of the chief executive and senior paid staff.
To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the charity and its resources, striving for best practice in
good governance.
To ensure that all risks to the association and its assets are identified and appropriate steps established to
mitigate against those risks.
To maintain absolute confidentiality about all sensitive/confidential information received in the course of
trustee’s responsibility of the association.