The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
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 Organization Structure

HKCSS operates on a 2-tier structure: a governing committee structure and a professional staff team. The Governing Committees steer the direction, development, hold oversight and accountability of HKCSS, while the staff team is responsible for the daily operations of the four core businesses in the pursuit of the mission and vision of the organization.

The Governing Committee has 3 levels, including an Executive Committee, 4 Standing Committees and 7 Specialized Committees. Committee members are nominated and elected by agency members. Co-opted members are also invited to serve in the committees. The Executive Committee also sets up Steering Committees to govern related projects on a “need-to” basis.

The Executive Committee currently has 30 members, within which 16 were elected at the annual general meeting, 5 from the Standing Committee and The Hong Kong Joint Council for People with Disabilities and 9 co-opted members. The Executive Committee includes office bearers of Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Legal Adviser. The ExCo meets every two months, and Chief Executive and all business directors are required to attend.

The 4 Standing Committees oversee our core businesses: “Service Development”, “Policy Research and Advocacy”, “Sector and Capacity Development” and “Public Engagement and Partnership” respectively. Under Service Development Committee and Policy Research and Advocacy Committee, there are 7 Specialized Committees on different areas of services and policies.

As for the staff team, the Chief Executive manages daily operations of the Council and reports to the Executive Committee. Under the Chief Executive, there are four Business Directors who manage teams for “Service Development”, “Policy Research and Advocacy”, “Sector and Capacity Development” and “Public Engagement and Partnership” respectively. Each core business has its own units which specialize in various business operations.

HKCSS is also equipped with a central administration, human resources and finance departments to provide professional assistance to the Chief Executive. 


Governing Committee of HKCSS

1  Executive Committee

2   Standing Committee

2.1  Standing Committee on Service Development

2.2  Standing Committee on Policy Research & Advocacy

2.3  Standing Committee on Sector & Capacity Development

2.4  Standing Committee on Public Engagement & Partnership


3   Specialized Committee

3.1  Specialized Committee on Children & Youth Service

3.2  Specialized Committee on Elderly Service

3.3  Specialized Committee on Family & Community Service

3.4  Specialized Committee on Rehabilitation Service

3.5  Specialized Committee on Social Security & Employment Policy

3.6  Specialized Committee on Social Development

3.7  Specialized Committee on Sector Finance


4    Steering Committee

4.1  Advisory Committee of Social Enterprise and Innovation Platform

4.2  HKCSS Development Fund

4.3  Innovation and Technology Business Management Committee

4.4  HKCSS Institute Steering Committee

4.5  Steering Committee on Work in Mainland China

4.6  Steering Committee on Joint Insurance Scheme

4.7  Advisory Committee on Group Retirement / Provident Fund Scheme

4.8  Steering Committee on HKCSS WiseGiving

4.9 Caring Company Scheme Steering Committee

4.10 Steering Committee on NGOs Governance Platform Project

4.11 Advisory Committee for Innovation and Technology for Ageing (ITA)

4.12 Steering Committee for Community Housing Movement