Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of public services
As a member of the PCF you will have opportunity to:
If you are interested in joining the PCF, please contact email@example.com
“Chairs of ALB’s have a unique and important contribution to make to these reforms; their relative independence allows them to look objectively at what could and should change. By working together through the PCF, we can improve the performance of our own organisations and influence the way public services are developed and delivered for the future”
Chris Banks CBE, Chair, Quality Assurance Agency
“The PCF has highlighted just how often Chairs of public bodies share similar experiences – even when their roles are in other ways very different. It provides a rich source of advice and offers a great opportunity to share ideas and experiences with others. I have introduced some worthwhile new initiatives as a result of ideas gained at PCF meetings.”
Caroline Sheppard - Chief Adjudicator at the Traffic Penalty Tribunal
The PCF meets approximately eight to ten times a year, usually in London, typically in groups of around 20.
Each meeting is led by a respected public figure talking either from personal experience, or as an acknowledged expert in their field.
A brief presentation is followed by an open discussion and debate. This frank exchange is the essence of the PCF. Members are able to debate the topics, and raise issues of their own with the speaker and one another.
The members’ meetings are subject to a strict interpretation of the Chatham House rule, and therefore remain a confidential forum for discussion of sensitive issues.
In addition to the meetings run by the PCF, we hope that members will develop networks and relationships which will benefit them elsewhere. Where possible the PCF secretariat will respond to the needs of members in creating opportunities for this to happen.
The PCF is a member led organisation and is quick to respond to the needs of its members. The secretariat welcomes any suggestions from members relating to events, joint working, engagement and networking opportunities. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions.
Membership to the PCF is by annual subscription and is open to all chairs of public bodies – our rate for this financial year is £1500 per annum and is worked out on a pro rata basis.
This includes approximately eight to ten seminars and events with key figures from Government and other areas; access to invaluable networks; and regular briefings and updates on key areas of interest. We also produce research and publications aimed at helping support Chairs in their roles. Anybody interested in joining the PCF should get in touch with email@example.com for further information.
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PCF Membership is open to all Chairs of Public Bodies, regardless of the size, status or remit of their organisation.
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