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Our Royal Charter

CIM’s purpose, powers and governance are established by our Royal Charter, bye-laws and regulation. Together they are known as The Constitution.

Like all chartered bodies, CIM is regulated by the Privy Council, a group of advisors to the Queen.  Amendments to our Charter can only be made with the agreement of the Queen in Council, and amendments to our bye-laws must be approved by the Privy Council.

Less than 1,000 Royal Charters have been granted since 1231. Charters are granted very rarely, usually for bodies working in the public interest, such as professional institutions like CIM.

Royal Charter

Our Board of Trustees

The Constitution establishes our Board of Trustees, who are responsible for the overall governance of CIM and its affairs. The Board is answerable to CIM members for the activities and functioning of CIM and the extent to which its objects have been met.

Board of Trustees elections nomination - closing date Friday 18 August 2017

Find out from our chair on why to stand for election, what we are looking for and what to expect.

Before filling out the form, please read the Election Information.

Click here for the Board of Trustees election nomination form.

It is The Board of Trustees’ responsibility to:

  • Give direction on all aspects of CIM’s Strategy and policy and develop long-term strategic plans and policy objectives for the Chief Executive and staff to implement.
  • Review, approve and where appropriate request plans and programmes for achieving objectives.
  • Ensure that CIM complies with legislative and regulatory requirements and acts within the confines of the Charter, Bye-laws, General and Board Regulations in furtherance to its objectives.

The trustees are advised and supported in their work by the following six committees.

  • Membership and the Profession Advisory Group.
  • Learning Advisory Group.
  • Audit and Risk Committee.
  • Appointments and Remuneration Committee.
  • Constitution and Ethics Committee.
  • Disciplinary Committee.

CIM is looking for volunteers to join four of its Board committees. We have the following roles available:

Details on how to apply can be found within each role description. The deadline for applications is midday (GMT) on Friday 1 September 2017 and telephone interviews will take place in the Autumn.