Sub Commitees


There are four Sub Committees each reporting directly to the Board:

Finance Committee

The purpose of the Finance Committee is to ensure that the Guild meets approved income and expenditure targets, via the annual budget process and the monthly management accounts. The committee will also approve additional one off and capital expenditure. The members of the Committee are required to review and consider appropriate methods of overseeing the Guild’s financial activities. The Committee meets five times per year and the composition is as follows;

  • Representation and Resources Officer ( Chair)
  • Sports Officer
  • 2 Trustees nominated by the Board of Trustees
  • 2 individuals of appropriate skills and expertise
  • Chief Executive and Finance Manager or nominees in an advisory capacity.

Finance Committee meeting dates for 2016/17

  • 6th October 2016
  • 24th November 2016
  • 16th February 2017
  • 11th April 2017
  • 22nd June 2017

HR Committee

The purpose of the HR Committee is to ensure that the human resources of the Guild are working effectively to deliver the organisation’s strategy and policy. The Committee meets five times per year and the composition is as follows;

  • Welfare Officer (Chair)
  • Housing & Community Officer
  • 2 Trustees nominated by the Board of Trustees
  • 2 individuals of appropriate skills and expertise
  • Chief Executive and HR Manager or nominees in an advisory capacity.

HR Committee meeting dates for 2016/17

  • 4th October 2016
  • 6th December 2016
  • 9th February 2017
  • 27th April 2017
  • 15th June 2017

Audit & Risk Committee

The purpose of the Audit & Risk Committee is to ensure that the Guild complies with all relevant laws and regulations and that an internal system of accountability is formally set up. The members of the Committee are required to review and consider appropriate methods of controlling the Guild’s activities, financial and otherwise. The Committee meets 3 times per year and the composition is as follows;

  • President (Chair)
  • 3 Trustees nominated by the Board of Trustees
  • 2 individuals of appropriate skills and expertise
  • Chief Executive and Finance Manager or nominees in an advisory capacity.

Audit & Risk Committee meeting dates for 2016/17

13th October 24th January 23rd May
  • 13th October 2016
  • 24th January 2017
  • 23rd May 2017

Appointments Panel

The role of the Appointments Panel is to appoint Student and External Trustees. The Appointments Panel is also responsible for the Trustees’ induction, support and development. The Panel meets as and when required and the composition is as follows;

  • President;
  • Chair of the Trustees;
  • 2 representatives of the University of Birmingham;
  • Representation and Resources Officer;
  • 2 Full Members of the Guild elected in a cross campus ballot
  • 2 members of the Guild Officer Group who are not Trustees;
  • 1 Postgraduate Student; and
  • Chief Executive or nominee in an advisory capacity

 

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 Ellie Keiller - Guild President 2016-17
Natalie Cox - Activities & Development Officer 2016-17
Chris Wilkinson - Education Officer 2016-17
Izzie Nicholds - Housing & Community Officer 2016-17
Rose Bennett - Postgraduate Officer 2016-17
Brandon Hattiloney - Representation & Resources Officer 2016-17
Georgie Freeman - Sports Officer 2016-17
Ross Strong - Welfare Officer 2016-17

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