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SCCO Key Roles

SCCO Key Roles

Role Descriptions

In order for you to be fully aware of what might be expected of the various roles available at the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy, role descriptions are detailed below. The descriptions can be downloaded in the right-hand sidebar.

Works With

The Chair will be an SCCO Trustee, and will work with the SCCO Board of Trustees and the SCCO Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Role Overview

The Chair is responsible for the provision of leadership and direction to the Board of Trustees, to enable the Board to fulfil their responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the SCCO.

Appointment

The SCCO Chair is appointed by the SCCO Board of Trustees, who may, at any time, revoke the appointment. The position can be held for the period of Board of Trustee appointment, and exceptionally, a Trustee may serve a year beyond the six-year term as a Trustee if serving as Chair of the Board.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Providing leadership for the Board of Trustees in their role of setting the strategy and policy of the SCCO
  • Ensuring the Board has agreed priorities, structures, processes and a productive culture
  • Planning the annual cycle of board meetings and agreeing the agendas
  • Chairing and facilitating the Board meetings
  • Giving directions to Board policy making
  • Monitoring that decisions taken at board meetings are implemented
  • Representing the SCCO at appropriate events, meetings or functions
  • Acting as a spokesperson for the SCCO where appropriate
  • Liaising with the CEO to keep an overview of the SCCO’s affairs and to provide support as appropriate
  • Ensuring the SCCO complies with its Articles of Association, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations and to make sure that the SCCO pursues its objects as defined in its Mission Statement
  • Work in partnership with the CEO to support the employees, helping them achieve the aims of the SCCO, and to optimise the relationship between the Board of Trustees and the employees
  • Reviewing and appraising the performance of the CEO
  • Act as stage 3 adjudicator in line with the SCCO Student Grievance Procedure
  • Responsible for reporting concerns raised regarding the SCCO Safeguarding Lead (the CEO) including the failure to follow procedure, and dealing with immediate Safeguarding concerns should the Safeguarding Lead be unavailable

Qualifications and Experience

The SCCO Chair should be an experienced member of the SCCO Board of Trustees who has a sound knowledge of Charities Act and the objectives of the SCCO

Works With

An SCCO Trustee will work with the SCCO Board of Trustees and the SCCO Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Role Overview

An SCCO Trustee is responsible for advancing the purposes of the SCCO by providing governance and strategic direction.

Appointment

An SCCO Trustee is appointed by ordinary resolution at a SCCO general meeting, on receiving a majority vote from SCCO members who are eligible to vote. Appointment is for a maximum six-year term.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Furthering the SCCOs overall purpose, as set out in its Articles of Association and its objectives as defined in its Mission Statement.
  • Agreeing the strategy, policy, priorities, structures and processes of the SCCO and monitoring progress against them.
  • Ensuring the work of the SCCO is effective, responsible and legal, to include charity law, company law, employment law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
  • Attending SCCO Board meetings and acting collectively to ensure the Board operates effectively, reasonably, prudently as in the best interests of the SCCO.
  • Safeguarding and protecting SCCO assets to include investments, cash, intellectual property, staff and the SCCO’s reputation.
  • Ensuring resources are used for public benefit to further SCCO’s charitable aims, monitoring income and expenditure and ensuring the SCCO remains financially sustainable and viable.
  • Being accountable to SCCO stakeholders such as Members, Fellows, Faculty and staff, and to charity regulators such as the Charities Commission and Companies House.
  • Declare and manage any conflict between their personal interests and those of the SCCO.
  • Identifying and managing SCCO risks by elimination, mitigated or acceptance.
  • Distinguishing and respecting boundaries between the governance role of the Board and day to day issues, to ensure the Board meets its overall responsibilities.

Qualifications and Experience

An SCCO Trustee should be an experienced Fellow of the SCCO who has a sound knowledge of Charities Act and the objectives of the SCCO.

Works With

The Treasurer will be an SCCO Trustee, and will work with the SCCO Board of Trustees, the SCCO Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the SCCO Finance Manager.

Role Overview

The SCCO Treasurer is responsible for the financial propriety and management of SCCO assets and reserves.

Appointment

The SCCO Treasurer will be appointed by the SCCO Trustees from the SCCO Board of Trustees. The position can be held for the period of Board of Trustee appointment.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Liaising, where applicable, with the CEO and Finance Manager or other appropriate members of staff in respect of SCCO financial activities.
  • Liaising with the SCCO’s independent examiner, where appropriate.
  • Providing financial reports, to include the monitoring and advice regarding financial viability of the charity to the Board of Trustees.
  • Advising on the financial implications of the SCCO’s Strategic Plan.
  • Working with the CEO to ensure sound financial management of SCCO assets and charitable reserves to include recommendations to the Board of Trustless for use of SCCO charitable reserves.
  • Working with the CEO to ensure robust financial controls and systems are in place and are adhered to.
  • Liaising with the CEO and Finance Manager to ensure that SCCO’s Financial Statements are compliant with the current Charities Statement of Recommended Practice.
  • Acting as authorising signatory for single financial transactions in excess of £1,500 and counter-signatory on other financial transactions as required.
  • Maintaining sound financial management of SCCO’s resources, ensuring expenditure is in line with SCCO objects.

Qualifications and Experience

The SCCO Treasurer should be an experienced member of the SCCO Board of Trustees who has a sound knowledge of Charities Accounting and Governance principles, and knowledge, background or a strong interest in financial management.

Works With

The Faculty Mentoring Group work alongside the Faculty Development Co-Ordinator and the SCCO Education Committee and communicates with SCCO Trustees via the Head of the SCCO Education Committee.

Role Overview

The SCCO Faculty Mentoring Group will provide SCCO Faculty with confidential teaching and mentoring support, and a route for Faculty to raise suggestions and issues anonymously.

Note: the Faculty Mentoring Group will not provide any form of counselling or become involved with any form of grievance or complaint, which should be dealt with in line with the SCCO grievance policy.

Appointment

Five SCCO Faculty Mentoring Group members will be appointed by the SCCO Trustees following an open invitation for an expression of interest to all SCCO Faculty. The position will be open ended.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Providing confidential teaching and mentoring support to SCCO Faculty.
  • Providing a link between Faculty members and the Faculty Development Co-ordinator, Education Committee and Trustees, whereby suggestions and issues can be raised anonymously.

Qualifications and Experience

The SCCO Faculty Mentoring Group members should be experienced members of the SCCO Faculty who have a sound understanding of the SCCO teaching programme. Additionally, good listening skills, confidentiality and a calm, constructive and supportive approach is essential.

Works With

The Faculty Development Co-Ordinator will become a member of the SCCO Education Committee and communicates with SCCO Trustees via the Head of the SCCO Education Committee.

Role Overview

The SCCO Faculty Development Co-Ordinator is responsible for arranging and facilitating SCCO Faculty Development Weekends and training events.

Appointment

The Faculty Development Co-Ordinator will be appointed by the SCCO Trustees following an open invitation for an expression of interest to all SCCO Faculty. The position will be held for 3 years.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Arranging and Facilitating annual SCCO Faculty Development Weekend within the UK.
  • Liaising with the organisers of other SCCO events such as Course Directors Day, International Faculty Development Weekends, Education Review activities to ensure joined up and cohesive events.
  • Working with Course Directors to ensure SCCO Faculty receive an equal opportunity to tutor on courses, whilst maintaining a suitable level of experience.
  • Ensuring new Faculty are given the opportunity and experience require to develop and become the tutors and course directors of the future.
  • As a member of the Education Committee, advising SCCO Trustees on the suitability of SCCO Faculty for appointment as course directors.

Qualifications and Experience

The SCCO Faculty Development Co-ordinator should be an experienced member of the SCCO Faculty who has a wide knowledge of the current SCCO programme and courses. Good administration and communication skills are essential.

Works With

The Undergraduate College Co-ordinator will become a member of the SCCO Communication Committee and communicate with SCCO Trustees via the Head of the SCCO Communication Committee. The Undergraduate College Co-ordinator works closely with the SCCO Marketing Manager who completes the administration for presentations.

Role Overview

The Undergraduate College Co-ordinator is responsible for maintaining a group of SCCO Members and Fellows to deliver presentations to undergraduate students, and for liaising with the individual college administrators to clarify what would be best received or most beneficial to their students.

Appointment

The Undergraduate College Co-ordinator will be appointed by the SCCO Trustees following an open invitation for an expression of interest to all SCCO Faculty. The position will be held for 3 years.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Contacting all Undergraduate College administrators, to explain what the SCCO Pathway has to offer their students, to arrange a date for an annual presentation and agree the format the presentation will take, e.g. visit, live on-line, pre-recorded, with or without practical sessions.
  • Recruit SCCO Member or Fellows to deliver the individual presentation.
  • Arrange for new presenters to accompany an experienced presenter to gain experience.
  • Develop good relationships with key Undergraduate College staff to promote interest in the SCCO offering.
  • Work with the SCCO Marketing Manager to include recent M2 students in the presentation either live or on-line if considered beneficial.

Qualifications and Experience

The SCCO Undergraduate College Co-ordinator should be an SCCO Fellow, Faculty or Member who has knowledge of the current Undergraduate Colleges and the courses they offer, and of the SCCO programme and courses. Good administration and communication skills are essential.

Works With

The SCCO Magazine Editor will become a member of the SCCO Communications Committee and works with the Head of the SCCO Communications Committee, the CEO and the SCCO Marketing Manager.

Role Overview

The SCCO Magazine Editor is responsible for the content and editorship of the yearly SCCO magazine.

Appointment

The Magazine Editor role will be advertised within the SCCO membership as and when necessary, and selection and appointment will be made by the SCCO Trustees.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Publication of one magazine in June/July each year – example of minimum content being six edited articles: two long ones of around 3,000 words each, four short ones of around 1,500 words each and four or five book and course reviews, plus standard contributions from the SCCO Chair and CEO.
  • Being the first point of contact for contributors, identifying and contacting people who might contribute articles, and working with them to edit articles and ensure the osteopathic content is sound and accessible to a general osteopathic audience.
  • Working with the SCCO Marketing Manager to complete proof reading. Note the SCCO Marketing Manager completes all layout and printing work associated with the magazine.

Qualifications and Experience

The SCCO Magazine Editor should have Osteopathic knowledge and editorial experience. Good administration and communication skills are essential.