Terms of Reference
Maximum 12/14 members to include:
- Chapter Representatives x 6
- RIAS Representatives on other key conservation organisations as approved by the
- Presidents Policy Committee (PPC)
- Student Representative
- Practice Assistant
Meetings will not require to be strictly quorate, though attendances of fewer than five members must be notified to the President
- To advise on Conservation objectives, policy and priorities.
- To ensure accurate and timely reporting to Council and effective implementation of Council decisions.
- To oversee activities.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
- To formulate RIAS Conservation policy.
- To build and maintain beneficial relationships with all key conservation organisations and organisations with a conservation remit external to the incorporation, including government and quasi-governmental community based trusts.
- To advise on conservation priorities and promote best practice.
- To generally promote and oversee RIAS conservation and sustainability accreditation.
- Recommend objectives to be pursued by the Incorporation and prepare an annual programme of work.
- Ensure the implementation of Council policy, execution of its decisions, and the application of good management.
- Carry out such other functions as Council or PPC may delegate to the Conservation Committee from time to time.
Authority and Reporting Requirements
- The Committee is subordinate to PPC and Council (on urgent policy issues the Convenor shall confer with the President).
- The Committee shall report in writing to each meeting of the PPC and Council, via the PPC.
- Any papers on policy matters should be presented to PPC for discussion before being presented to Council.
- The Convenor shall liaise with the Depute Secretary and the Secretary as appropriate, when dealing with matters of policy and in the preparation of reports to PPC and/or Council.