Trustee induction

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Dear The English Heritage Trust,

Please can you let me know the arrangements for the induction of English Heritage Trustees. Specifically:

1) What Charity Commission guidance documents have been provided to the current Trustees?

2) What English Heritage documents have been provided to the current Trustees as part of their induction?

3) Have any induction days or training courses been provided for the current Trustees, and if so what was the agenda and which Trustees attended?

4) Is there a documentation which sets out the induction process for any future Trustees. If so please provide me with a copy?

Yours faithfully,

S Fairbridge

Bryan, Ann,

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Our Reference:16/1389

 

Dear Mr Fairbridge,

 

Re: Information Request – Trustee Induction

 

Thank you for your email on 18 December in which you requested the
following information:

 

Please can you let me know the arrangements for the induction of English
Heritage Trustees. Specifically:

 

1) What Charity Commission guidance documents have been provided to the
current Trustees?

 

2) What English Heritage documents have been provided to the current
Trustees as part of their induction?

 

3) Have any induction days or training courses been provided for the
current Trustees, and if so what was the agenda and which Trustees
attended?

 

4) Is there a documentation which sets out the induction process for any
future Trustees. If so please provide me with a copy?

 

 

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Dear S Fairbridge,

 

Thank you for your email dated 18 December. In your email you have
requested the following information in regards to the induction of English
Heritage Trustees:

 

1) What Charity Commission guidance documents have been provided to the
current Trustees?

 

2) What English Heritage documents have been provided to the current
Trustees as part of their induction?

 

3) Have any induction days or training courses been provided for the
current Trustees, and if so what was the agenda and which Trustees
attended?

 

4) Is there a documentation which sets out the induction process for any
future Trustees. If so please provide me with a copy?

 

Your request has been processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2005.
For ease of reference I will respond to each part of your request in turn.

 

Part One.

All English Heritage Trustees have been given a copy of our Trustee
Handbook which contains a link to the Charity Commission guidance “The
Essential Trustee: What you need to know, what you need to do”. Additional
information concerning the Charity Commission is forwarded to the trustees
as appropriate.

 

Part Two.

The Trustee Handbook is very comprehensive and includes copies of key
documents such as the EHT Articles of Association, Trustee Code of
Conduct, Scheme of Delegations, Conflicts of Interest Policy, Expenses
Policy, Governance matters, a summary of agreements with Historic England,
an explanation of guardianship/property ownership of the National
Collection and also suggests sources of further information. 

 

Part Three.

You may be interested to know that on the 01 April 2015, English Heritage
split into two organisations: Historic England is a government service
championing England’s heritage and giving expert, constructive advice in
areas including listing and planning. The English Heritage Trust is a
charity caring for the National Heritage Collection of more than 400
historic properties and their collections. 

 

All Trustees with no prior involvement with English Heritage before 1
April 2015 have taken part in induction training and I attach copies of
the programmes for three sessions that took place. 

 

Of the remaining Trustees, four were Commissioners of the former English
Heritage at the time of the organisational split in April 2015.  As such,
they had already attended induction training and been closely involved in
the development of the new organisation.  A fifth Trustee was, at the time
of the split, Chairman of the English Heritage Foundation, so also had a
good understanding of the organisation and its processes. 

 

There was also an induction for Trustees in October 2015 to explain the
work of Historic England following the organisational split. A copy of the
programme is attached. 

 

Part Four.

English Heritage do not hold any documentation that sets out the induction
process for future Trustees. A full induction process would be tailored to
the needs, experience and expertise of an individual Trustee.

 

I hope that the information that I have I have been able to provide is
useful to you. details of our review procedure are attached.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mrs Frances Gibbons
Senior Information Rights Officer- Tues, Wed, Thurs

Information and Records Management

Historic England | Room 2/07 | The Engine House | Fire Fly Avenue |
Swindon | Wiltshire | SN2 2EH

01793 414445

 

 

 

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them for future generations. Can you help us #[7]ListEngland?

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views which are not the views of Historic England unless specifically
stated. If you have received it in error, please delete it from your
system and notify the sender immediately. Do not use, copy or disclose the
information in any way nor act in reliance on it. Any information sent to
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References

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2. http://bit.ly/1OuxROd
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6. http://bit.ly/1p49z1e
7. https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/e...