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SUSTAINABLE SPORT
STRUCTURE AND DECISION MAKING

Well managed organisations tend to be more successful, sustainable and prepared in the event of an emergency. How does your sports club, association, group or charity ensure the longevity and future of your offer?

Is your structure set-up for the long-term and able to accommodate growth with interest?

You’ll find information and resources on the quality standards Jersey Sport recommend to create an inclusive, secure and reliable platform for all sport and physical activity provision on island, below.

QUALITY STANDARD 1:

The organisation can demonstrate how decisions are made, how it operates and how it is managed

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • A comprehensive constitution or equivalent governing document
  • Codes of conduct are in place and reviewed as appropriate
  • Grievances & conflicts of interest protocol is implemented and clear for all members to understand

QUALITY STANDARD 2:

The organisation is governed by a committee who meets regularly, and all decision making is recorded and approved

RECOMMENDATION:

  • Accurate and concise AGM & EGM minutes

QUALITY STANDARD 3:

The organisation evidences how they currently elect members to their committee

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Standardised committee recruitment procedures that are followed for each new appointment

QUALITY STANDARD 4:

The organisation creates an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members at all levels

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Equality and Inclusion Policy in place and reviewed periodically
  • Coaches, volunteers, instructors, Welfare Officers and other relevant persons are appropriately trained and made aware of the inclusion policy of the organisation
  • The organisation has documentation specifically for new members as part of induction; this can be in a range of formats
  • The organisation welcomes and encourages new members from all sectors of the community and uses appropriate methods of communication to engage these audiences
  • The organisation creates opportunities to actively engage specific audiences in coaching, volunteering, committee and other roles
  • The organisation can clearly show how it provides an inclusive programme for specific groups / audiences e.g. introductory session for targeted groups like women, youth, disabled participants

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