As a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, our Board of Trustees ensure that we comply with all the requirements set by the Office of Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), as well as any requirements set by the Information Commissioner’s Office for data protection. As part of OSCR requirements we have a Constitution which sets out the protocols by which we are governed.
Our Board are elected at the AGM and meet bimonthly at EPS’s offices in Glasgow to discuss the priorities of Environmental Protection Scotland (EPS) and the strategic direction of the organisation.
The Board is collectively responsible for overseeing the governance and strategic development of EPS.
The trustees contribute to EPS’s role in providing impartial environmental advice and policy updates based on sound science and research in line with the ethos of EPS.
They must be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the work of EPS and environmental affairs, show good judgment and impartiality and have a commitment to achieving the organisation’s objectives. Members of the Board are also required to work collectively, creatively and have a strategic vision.
The Board have set the following priorities for 2019/20:
- Maintain diversity and expertise of the Board of Trustees
- Maintain diversity and expertise on the Expert Advisory Groups
- Maintain staffing levels
- Maintain our level of current membership and attract members in the corporate, research and HE & FE sectors.
- Provide three quality training events in our core areas with a number of inter-disciplinary events
- Successful accreditation of our events for CPD