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The College was created by Royal Charter in 1988, the Ordinances set out how we should be governed and both documents can only be changed by the Privy Council. The College has recently undertaken a review of its governance structure and The Privy Council approved the changes in October 2016.

The College’s Bye-laws are the rules governing the internal affairs of the College and can be determined by the Trustee Board.

The governance of the College as a charity and its finances are managed by the Trustee Board, allowing Council to focus on strategy and policy development for the profession.

The Job Description for elected Regional Representatives who sit on Council may be downloaded here.

The Terms of Reference for the College’s Trustee board may be downloaded here.

Much of the work of the College is carried out by standing committees.

College staff manage the day-to-day work of the College, led by the Chief Executive.