Conflict of Interest

Maryhill Harriers Committee members have an implied obligation to maintain the highest standards of integrity by carrying out their work in a way that will not compromise the reputation of the organisation.

Maryhill Harriers inevitably has dealings with a wide variety of organisations and individuals, and this policy indicates the circumstances in which a business or personal interest must be declared. The membership confidence in Maryhill Harriers and its Committee depends on it being clearly understood that decisions are taken in the membership interest and not for any other reason.

There are a variety of circumstances that could lead to a conflict of interest and Committee members must be fully aware of the impact which some external activities may have on the work of Maryhill Harriers.

In considering whether to make a declaration in any proceedings, you must consider not only whether you will be influenced but whether anybody else would think that you might be influenced by the interest. You must, however, always comply with the objective test which is whether the membership, with knowledge of the relevant facts, would reasonably regard the interest as so significant that it is likely to prejudice your discussion or decision making in your role as a member of the club’s Committee.

This policy provides an outline of the interests to be declared and the process for declaring them and should be read in conjunction with the Club’s Code of Conduct.

Download the full Conflict of Interest policy and Declaration of Interest form.