In common with all charities, the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) exists to help create a better society. The trustees of the NCTJ, our directors, take their responsibilities very seriously and their commitment and energy make a direct difference to journalism training and qualifications and everyone the charity helps. They have the ultimate responsibility for running the charity and exercising all the powers of the NCTJ, and in particular, for its property, finances, strategy and accountability.
The directors bring a range of skills, experience and knowledge to the NCTJ and represent the different stakeholders involved in the charity’s work. To be effective, the NCTJ aims to attract a range of people with a mix of skills. The board is diverse, with people who have a real understanding of the needs of professional journalists and others with good financial, business and management experience.
New directors are recommended and appointed by the existing directors. The chairman and chief executive are responsible for the induction and training of new trustees. The number of directors is not subject to any maximum but is not less than three. To help achieve good governance, a director's term of office is for an initial three-year period, renewable for a further three years, and, in exceptional circumstances, another three years; a total nine-year maximum term.