GovernanceChelmsford Science and Engineering Society (CSES) is a registered charity in England and Wales, number 291637.

Our purpose and approach as a charity are set out in our Constitution, which also defines key governance principles such as financial management, election of officials and conduct of general meetings.


The Constitution is the Society's governing document as defined by the Charity Commission.

Download PDF Download the CSES Constitution

Download PDF Approval meeting minutes and change note

Strategy and Operating Model

How we interpret our Constitution, manage our operations and structure our leadership is set out in our Strategy and Operating Model.

Download PDF CSES Strategy and Operating Model

PDF Appendix A: Terms of reference — Included in the main document

PDF Appendix B: Templates — Included in the main document

Download PDF Appendix C: Stakeholder charters

Download PDF Appendix D: Roadmap to 2025

Spreadsheet Appendix E: Master planning spreadsheet
This is a live, internal document used by the Committee for detailed planning and is not published. Requests for access to any CSES Committee material including documents and meeting notes should be made to the Secretary.


Execution of this strategy, adherence to the Constitution and day-to-day running of the Society is the responsibility of our elected Council of trustees, who head up the wider leadership team (Committee) as defined in the Constitution.

Further governance information:

To view our accounts and other legal details, search for us on the Charity Commission website (by name or number).

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