Organisational Structure

C-fidos is structured in a way that places experienced, passionate, motivated individuals in a position to drive forward the strategies as agreed by the group.

It is not the intention of C-fidos to operate by committee. Instead the organisation is built with 4 simple layers:

Chairman: the chairman is responsible for ensuring that the work being done by the organisation is in accordance with the 7 founding principles and is a link between the steering groups and the supporters/affiliates.

Chief Executive: the chief executive works with the chairman but is more involved in operational activities of the organisation including the identification of suitable people to head the individual steering groups. The chief executive will also oversee the issuing of statement positions and media liaison.

Steering Group: This is where C-fidos has a distinct advantage over committee-driven organisations. It is structured so there are two layers to the steering group. Heads and members. The head of a steering group is responsible for selecting and working with their own team within their steering group (members). This enables the running of C-fidos to be autonomous but highly structured.

The heads of the steering groups will work with the chair and chief executive on deciding group policy / strategy decisions and will then work with the members of their steering group and supporters / affiliates in executing agreed upon strategies.

What will the heads of the steering group need to do?

They will need to establish their plans and objectives within their sector and those objectives should correspond with one or more of the founding principles of the organisation.

They will develop plans: Along with support and guidance from the chair and chief executive the heads of the steering groups will decide what do they want to achieve? How can they set out to achieve it? What needs to happen to make it a reality? These plans will then be agreed and set in to action.

They will also need to provide regular position statements and supply updates on news or major events that are happening within their sector. For example, if we use the head of the C-fidos Dangerous Dogs Act steering group head for illustration – If DEFRA issued new DDA guidance, C-fidos would like to report and update its supporters with this news as well as outline and explain the implications of this change in legislation. It would be the role of the head of the DDA steering group, working alongside the members of this particular steering group to provide this information for publication and promotion to C-fidos supporters / affiliates.

Steering group heads are also encouraged to help promote the overall aims of C-fidos, encourage new supporters and constantly be on the look out for interesting people who could contribute to their own steering group.

Initial Steering Groups:

1) Dangerous Dogs Act – [position filled]
2) Commercial Dog Dealing – [Open to applications]
3) Homeless Dogs – [Open to applications]
4) Education Initiatives – [Open to applications]
5) Dogs and Children – [Open to applications]
6) Canine Legislation exc Dangerous Dogs Act – [Open to applications]
7) Canine Health & Welfare – [Open to applications]

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