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 the Board consistently monitors and challenges management practice and service delivery because it must ensure that the organisation is operating to the best possible standards and achieving value for money. These same principles apply equally to the Board itself.
BCT is a Registered Provider of Housing (Housing Association) and must comply with a range of regulatory and legal requirements, covering governance and management. The BCT Board sets an annual governance and management timetable to ensure all of BCT’s obligations are carried out, we test our standards of Governance annually against the National Housing Code of Governance 2015
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 10 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.
Upcoming Board Meetings (all held at BCT Office)
|Wednesday, 01 August 2018||6pm - 8pm|
|Wednesday, 12 September 2018||6pm - 8pm|
You can read the Board’s documents here:
- 2016-17 Value for Money Self-Assessment
- 2016-17 BCT Accounts
- Statement of Governance Principles for BCT