Conflicts of Interest
You are obliged to act in the best interests of the Association and must not act for your own private interest or gain. However, conflicts of interest may occur in situations where your own interests and the Association’s interests arise simultaneously, or clash.
The issue is not the integrity of the person concerned, but the management of any potential to profit from your position, or to be influenced by conflicting loyalties. Even the appearance of a conflict of interest can damage our reputation, so conflicts need to be managed carefully.
The Association also has a Gifts, Hospitality and Inducement Policy, which all staff and volunteers are required to act in accordance with while carrying out their Association role.
The respective policies give more information. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to your volunteering development co-ordinator. If you believe that a conflict has arisen, or is likely to arise whilst carrying out your Association role, you should inform the Director of Finance with full details as soon as possible. Full copies of our policies can be found below.