Headway Essex

Providing Brain Injury Care & Support

Structure, Governance & Management of Headway Essex

Legal Status


Headway Essex is a Company Limited by Guarantee (Company No. 2674755) and a Registered Charity (Charity No. 1008807).


Copies of the Memorandum and Articles of Association can be obtained by writing to: Sally Barrs, Company Secretary, Headway Town Office, 58b Head Street, Colchester CO1 1PB.


Board of Trustees


Members of the Board of Trustees are elected from the membership of the Company and are subject to re-election following a term of office not exceeding three years.


The Company is managed and controlled by a Board of Trustees whose names are given on page 6.  For the purposes of the Companies Act 2006 the Members of the Board are placed in the same position as a Board of Directors.


The Board has a strategic role and meets at least four times a year.  It has responsibility for determining the direction of the Charity within the framework set out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association. This includes: ensuring financial viability and achievement of its aims; planning for the future; monitoring activities and outcomes against objectives; risk management; and ensuring legal requirements are met.


The Board have delegated certain responsibilities to the Executive Committee, which comprises:



                                Chief Executive Officer

                                Finance Manager/Company Secretary


It meets bi-weekly and covers all the general work of the organisation including service delivery and development, funding and fundraising, personnel and premises.  It reports directly to the Board of Trustees.


Each new Trustee is given a personalised induction programme and receives copies of the Company documents, details of policies and procedures, job description and code of conduct.  Trustees are encouraged to attend the Headway Centre and appropriate external training events where these facilitate the undertaking of their role.


Senior Management


The Chief Executive Officer has overall responsibility for all aspects of service delivery and development.  The key tasks are:

§  To undertake overall responsibility for, and to manage, all existing service provision and future development of services;

§  To be responsible for the organisation’s financial health and ensure expenditure is controlled in line with budget as approved by the board of trustees;

§  To negotiate funding, service level agreements and contracts with statutory bodies.  To maximise other income generation, enabling fulfilment of the aims and objectives of the organisation;

§  To be responsible for all aspects of human resource management;

§  To be aware of legislative requirements and good practice, and ensure all relevant policies and procedures are in place;

§  To promote the organisation and increase awareness of the effects of brain injury.


The Finance Manager and Company Secretary is responsible for all aspects of finance and accounting.  The key tasks are:

§  To maintain appropriate and accurate financial records;

§  To produce monthly management reports and annual financial statements;

§  To ensure the organisation meets all relevant company legislation.


Service Managers


The Headway Centre Manager is responsible for the delivery of the day care service.  The key tasks are:

§  Management of the specialist day service at The Headway Centre in Colchester;

§  To provide leadership and support for the care staff;

§  Ensuring relevant legislative requirements are met.


The Community Support Manager is responsible for the delivery of the community service.  The key tasks are:

§  Management of the community service across the county;

§  To provide leadership and support for the service team.

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West Essex Support Groups

Please note due to unforeseen circumstances the West Essex Support Group meetings will be held at a new venue. We will update you in due course on the new location, if you have any immediate enquires relating to this please call the Community Support Team on 01206 768797

The Showman's Ball - Friday 9 March 2018

Inspired by PT Barnum and the forthcoming film 'The Greatest Showman'.


Set at the beautiful Stoke-by-Nayland  Hotel, Spa and Golf resort it will be a night to remember.


Auction ~ Raffle ~ Live music ~ Entertainment


Tickets include; Canapes and sparking reception, three course dinner and coffee.  


Standard £70    per person or £650    for a table of 10

Headway Essex joins the Essex Lottery

Headway Essex is delighted to say that we have joined the Essex Lottery, which is expected to be one of the largest Council-run lotteries in the country! For every £1 ticket you purchase, 50p will go directly to your chosen cause, which if you choose Headway Essex, will be us! And, you’ll be in with a chance of winning up to £25,000.  

Not only will we receive half the proceeds, an additional 10p will be donated to a central Essex Lottery fund, which will see small grants given to a wide range of good causes in Essex.

Registering is free and easy to complete, with no administration charge. To register, visit   www.essexlottery.co.uk

For details of our upcoming Support Group meetings please  click here.