What does the Byker Community Trust Board do?
The Board has responsibility to ensure strong control and management is in place to protect BCT’s assets (properties, land etc).
With this in mind they consistently monitor and challenge management practice and service delivery because they must ensure that the organisation is operating to the best possible standards and achieving value for money. The same principle equally applies to the Board itself.
BCT is a Registered Provider of Housing (Housing Association) and must comply with a whole range of different regulatory and legal requirements, covering governance and management. Board set an annual governance and management timetable by which they monitor progress against this. Amongst the regulatory and statutory checks, this year we also tested our practices against the National Housing Federation Code of Governance 2015 and then adopted changes in response to the new rules.
We aim to make sure that the skills and experience of our Board are relevant to BCT’s business needs. Each Board member has an annual appraisal and skills audit, to make sure that we can identify any additional training needs which may be required.
The BCT Board presently comprises of 11 people. All Board members are committed to working with you and for you to make Byker a better place to live.
Some are tenants, others are independent professionals who have a range of skills and two are representatives of Newcastle City Council.
Board Members give their time, skills and expertise to help BCT achieve its mission in accordance with its vision and values.
The BCT Board is;
Chair of the BCT Board
Chair since April 2013. His housing experience included local government as a councillor and working in the housing association sector. Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation till 2005, Jim was subsequently a Board Member of three national public bodies. He chaired Bridging NewcastleGateshead, the housing regeneration partnership of the two Councils, until 2011.
Vice Chair of the BCT Board
Tenant member and Vice Chair since July 2012. Annette lives in the Dunn Terrace area of the Byker estate. She has worked as a youth & community worker, then national careers advisor and is now working in Byker and Walker with socially isolated people. Annette holds a BSc in Social Policy & Criminology.
Upcoming Board Meetings (all held at BCT Office)
|Wednesday 08 March 2017||6pm - 8pm|
|Wednesday, 26 April 2017||6pm - 8pm|