Chair of ACAT
The Chair of ACAT chairs both the Board of Trustees and Council of Management. The role involves setting the strategic direction for ACAT with the Trustees and overseeing the day to day running of the organisation with the support of the Council of Management. The Chair also sits on all ACAT committees, including the Training Committee and Exam Board.
Vice-chair of ACAT
The vice-chair acts for the chair when the chair is not available and undertakes specific assignments at the request of the chair. To ensure continuity for the organisation, the vice-chair is able to take over as acting chair in the event of illness or sudden absence of the chair. The vice-chair should therefore be familiar with the work of the chair and up to date with the future plans and strategy of the organisation.
In addition to the general responsibilities of a Trustee, the overall role of the Treasurer is to maintain an overview of the organisation’s affairs, ensuring its financial viability and ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained and that the organisation operates within the legal guidelines as set out in current legislation.
Chair of the ACAT Training Committee (currently represented by the Vice-Chair of Training Committee)
In addition to chairing the Training Committee and dealing with any actions that arise from that, the Chair responds to queries relating to training issues – confirming requirements, clarifying ambiguities etc. and advises on developing new courses. He or she decides on issues that need to be brought to the Training Committee and responds to complaints both informal and formal. The Chair liaises with others in the organisation, attends Council meetings and carries through actions that arise. The Chair keeps abreast of training issues nationally in respect of issues such as regulation or the UKCP, and has a strategic view of key issues such as the modularisation of training.
Chair of the ACAT Exam Board
The Chair of the Examination Board is responsible for overseeing the accreditation of trainees, trainers and supervisors, and attends Council meetings. He or she will manage queries arising over these issues and advise the Examination Board, and queries regarding ACAT membership. The Exam Board also monitors and audits national standards of marking.
Chair of the Equality and Diversity Committee
ACAT Administration Manager
This paid role has responsibility for supporting Trustees, Council of Management, AGM, and other ACAT Commitees, and the management of ACAT's administration.
ACAT's Representative to UKCP (HIPC)
ACAT's Appointed Data Protection Officer
Trainee Representative - vacant
The trainee representative sits on the Council of Management in order to promote the views of CAT trainees in the organisation. The role involves taking part in a monthly teleconference and also attending three meetings in London each year – the Training Committee, Exam Board and the Trustees’ meeting. This post enables a trainee to get first-hand experience of the workings of the organisation.
Vice-chair for Public and Membership Services - vacant
The Vice Chair for Public and Membership Services has the responsibility for taking forward the development of services that the organisation provides to members and the wider public. The role also involves shaping how the organisation pursues its charitable objectives.
Projects and Liaison Officer - vacant
This paid role has the responsibility for supporting Trustees, Council and Training Committee members, and assisting with communication of information between the various ACAT committees, working groups and the members.
Updated March 2021
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