Operational Plan

What to do?

By whom?

By when?

NATIONAL POLICY DEVELOPMENT

1. To develop close relationships with relevant external organisations including government departments, funding bodies, sector skills councils and awarding bodies by:

a.     advertising our willingness to become involved in the formulation of policy by sending out publicity material and other promotional documents Business Manager

01.11.10

Completed

On-going

b.     developing personal contacts with government departments, AoC, FMB, CS, SS, other SSCs, SFA and other relevant bodies by appointing key officers of BACH to act as ambassadors and/or representatives Appointed officers

15.11.10

Completed

c.      developing strategic partnerships with regional and national organisations to share expertise as and when required. Appointed officers

01.12.10

Completed

On-going

MEMBERSHIP

2.      Seek to represent over 80% of managers of construction education and training provisions by:

a.     regularising contact between regional chairs and the Business Manager. Business Manager

01.11.10

Completed

b.     identifying potential eligible members within each region Regional Chairs and Administrator

01.11.10

Completed

c.     making membership a standard agenda item at regional meetings Regional Chairs

01.11.10

Completed

d.     referencing potential eligible members against current membership Regional Chairs and Administrator

01.12.10

Completed

e.     targeting non-members through a BACH introductory letter and member’s pack Business Manager

15.01.11

Completed

f.      providing new members with contacts with existing members of the association Regional Chairs

01.02.11

Completed

COMMUNICATIONS

3.     Enhance effective communication with the membership using a range of methods such as:

a.     conference reports to be posted on the website, together with all presentations Business Manager

01.12.10

Completed

On-going

b.    all minutes of NECs, the AGM and regional meetings to be posted on the website Business Manager and regional chairs

Completed

01 11 10

c.    all reports from members representing BACH on various committees, and/or with other organisations, to be posted on the website BACH members and Business Manager

Completed

01 12 10

On-going

d.    creating a members’ forum/discussion group, with an active lead taken by the membership, to be available through the website BACH members and Business Manager
RAISING STANDARDS

4.     Improve the quality of the provision available in centres across all regions by:

a.     sharing best practice through conferences, regional meetings and the website Business Manager

01.11.11

Ongoing

b.     making quality a standard agenda item at regional meetings Business Manager and regional chairs

01.11.10

Completed

c.     forming dedicated trade, technician and professional sub-groups to develop and share good practice NEC

01.12.10

On-going

d.     developing mentoring schemes to support new leaders and managers of construction education and training provisions. Business Manager
NEC
Regional chairs

15.12.10

On-going

MARKETING

5.     Develop and disseminate effective marketing materials including:

a.     publicity brochures to attract new members NEC
Business Manager

01.11.10

Completed

b.     a regularly up-dated membership pack NEC
Business Manager

01.11.10

Completed

c.     regular surveys to determine the opinions and requirements of the membership NEC
Business Manager

01.11.11

On-going

d.     position statements to be used by members representing BACH on external committees President
National Chair
Business Manager

01.11.10

On-going

e.     materials to use in the dissemination of the BACH mission/vision to external organisations NEC
Business Manager

01.12.10

Completed