Angling Development Management Group Terms of Reference
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Angling Trust Board Meeting 2 April 2012
Item 2 ; ADB Merger
To agree ToR for a Development committee with executive responsibility for managing the Sport England contract and its funding and budgeting and chaired by an AT Director.
ADB Board meeting 28 March
Agenda Item 10 ToR recommended to the AT Board to comply with the heads of terms for the merger agreement.
Angling Development Management Group
Terms of Reference
Ensure the Angling Trust delivers an effective strategy for increasing participation and diversity for angling incorporating increased opportunities for anglers to improve their skills.
The Angling Development Management Group (ADMG) is authorised by the Angling Trust Board of Directors to conduct its business as set out below.
The ADMG is responsible to the Angling Trust Board of Directors for:
a) ensuring on the development, management and delivery of a programme (WSP) for the sport including advising on raising the resources to fund the programme;
b) developing the WSP to ensure that participation in angling is sustained and increased and available to everyone;
c) working with the Competitions and Performance committee to ensure a talent pathway is in place that provides an infrastructure to select and support talented young anglers through to elite performance;
d) executive authority for ensuring that programmes run to deliver the WSP are within development budgets approved by the Board;
e) working within the wider AT team to ensure that implementing the WSP compliments the wider strategic objectives of the AT wherever possible;
f) encouraging involvement of those AT partner organisations with an interest in contributing to the successful implementation of the WSP;
g) managing a Coach Steering Group to contribute to (f) above.
h) working with the Competitions and Performance Committee to develop regional and county structures to provide a national framework for match angling;
i) ensuring that licensed coaches are aware of relevant programmes and opportunities and encouraged to take part and develop their own coaching skills.
The ADMG shall consist of a maximum of 7 appointed persons including the Chair. The Head of Angling Development & Performance with other officers as required will attend and service the Committee
a) Every effort to balance coarse, sea and game, gender and ethnicity shall be made, but it may be necessary for one or more individuals to represent more than one sector of the competition angling community.
b) A quorum of a minimum of 50% of the committee excluding officers shall be required for all meetings.
c) The membership of the group should include expertise in the following areas:
Club management, commercial management, coaching, working with young people and sports development.
5. Appointment of Members
a) The Chair will be appointed by the Angling Trust Board of Directors for maximum of three years and be appointed as a member to the Board. The Chair together with the Angling Trust’s Head of Angling Development & Performance, will appoint the remaining members of the Committee, subject to the approval of the Board.
b) In the absence of the Chair, he/she should appoint a deputy.
c) The remaining committee members will be appointed for two year terms but with a maximum of two terms unless otherwise agreed by the AT Board to achieve a balance of continuity and opportunities for new members to bring fresh ideas.
d) Casual vacancies will be recruited as agreed with the Board.
Board Directors of the Angling Trust may attend meetings of the ADMG and contribute to the meetings but may not vote unless appointed to the ADMG in accordance with these Terms of Reference.
a) The ADMG will meet four times annually, or at such a frequency as agreed between the ADMG and the Board.
b) Minutes will be taken by a nominated officer of the AT and circulated to members of the Committee within ten working days of the meeting.
8. Reporting Structure
a) The ADMG shall report through the Chair to the Angling Trust Board of Directors. Agendas and Minutes of meetings will be circulated to the Chairpersons of other Committees plus members of the ADMG, the Board, the National and Regional Competition Committee Secretaries and other groups and individuals as agreed by the Chair within 10 working days of meetings.
b) Reporting through the ADMG are:
- Coach Steering Group
- Other groups as approved by the Board.
9. Equality and Ethics
The Committee, its Officers and members will endeavour to act in a way that is fair to everyone and to ensure a duty of care for all members.
10. Amendments to these Terms of Reference
These Terms of Reference may be reviewed by the Board at any time and, when appropriate, revised to accord with the changing requirements of the Angling Trust.