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Get to Know Us

Balmedie Leisure Centre is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) and is made up from local community volunteers and consists of a CHAIRPERSON, VICE CHAIRPERSON, TREASURER, SECRETARY & Eight other Committee Members. They employ managers, staff, and coaches to run the centre on a daily basis.

The Management Committee members play an important role as both leaders and decision-makers. Our overall responsibilities are summarised below:

 

Vision & Leadership

We ensure that everything the organisation does supports its vision, purpose and aims. We established the fundamental values, the ethical principles and strategic direction in which the organisation operates.

Accountability

We account for everything the organisation does including; it’s spending, activities, and monitor / evaluate all areas of performance. As the Management Committee is in place to manage the resources and activities of the organisation on behalf of its members, supporters and other stakeholders, our management needs to be both effective and transparent. It is important that we are able to demonstrate our accountability to stakeholders through ensuring that appropriate systems and procedures are in place. By doing so, we reduce the risks of personal liability should things go wrong.

Legalities

The Management Committee has an obligation to ensure compliance with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements and seek guidance around any uncertainties. Everything the Management Committee and the organisation do must also be in line with our governing constitutional document.

 

Funding

Balmedie Leisure Centre is a charitable organisation, established in 1986 as a Management Committee of local volunteers to

"provide a range of community learning, sporting and leisure based opportunities to individuals and community groups at reasonable cost"

The programme of use of the facilities is made up from requests from existing groups using the Centre and new enquiries.  If there is time available for use within the programme, then any suggestions will be considered.  A broad range of activities is listed in the programme.  Some sessions such as 50+ Bingo are subsidised and other activities are assisted to get established.  Representatives of the respective groups are encouraged to join the Management Committee to contribute to the running of the Centre.