How is ECHO managed?
ECHO is a charitable company. This means the trustees of the charity are also the directors of the company. The trustees are all volunteers. We also have a team of paid staff who carry out the day to day work for ECHO on behalf of the trustees. They are supported by a growing pool of volunteers who help across all our activities.
We have a long standing commitment to involving our participants both directly on the Board and through our Participant REP Group. We think this is an important part of being a well-run organisation.
We try to ensure that at least 1/3 of our Board are ECHO participants and we provide additional support to ensure they can be fully involved.
The Board meets 4 times a year. There are also 4 sub-groups for money, quality, marketing and staff matters. The trustees are responsible for the overall governance of ECHO. They also make sure that ECHO fulfils its objectives as a charity and maintains its high standards.
We are very grateful to have an active and supportive Board of trustees who bring a wide range of experience to the organisation. However we still need new people to join the team. You can find out more about becoming an ECHO trustee by clicking here.
You can click on any of the links below to find out more about how we are run: