British Canoeing Inclusion Advisory Group - Voluntary Chair

LocationFlexible (at least 3 meetings per year to be held virtually or at the National Watersports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham)
Hours of Work
Salary & BenefitsVoluntary
Closing Date23 Apr

Job Description

British Canoeing is the United Kingdom's Governing Body for the sport and recreation of canoeing and kayaking.  This is an exciting time to join British Canoeing, as we have made great progress in delivering Stronger Together – an exciting and ambitious strategy for Paddlesport in the UK.

British Canoeing is beginning to address the inequalities present in our sport and across the paddlesport community, in order to broaden access to our sport, and make it a more inclusive environment. As part of this work, we are forming our first Inclusion Advisory Group. The purpose of the group will be to advocate for and promote a culture of respect, and champion diversity as representatives of British Canoeing, and across paddlesports in general, as well as advising on inclusion and anti-discrimination topics across paddlesport.

British Canoeing is recruiting a Chair for the Inclusion Advisory Group. The successful candidate will be chairing a group of four independent and four non-independent members. The Independent members will be recruited based on their specific interests or experience in inclusion within a particular protected characteristic, whereas the non-independent members may have a more general interest in equality, diversity and inclusion within a generic sporting or paddlesport specific setting.

We are encouraging as diverse a range of applicants as possible, and we are actively looking to receive applications from a range of protected characteristics. It is not necessarily required that members have an in-depth understanding of paddlesports, but an understanding of key themes of equality, diversity and inclusion in sport is essential. The ideal candidate should have recent experience of managing working or advisory groups; have a passion for tackling discrimination in sport; be prepared to challenge the status quo within these themes; and provide constructive feedback and advice on organisation progress.

A Role Description and Person Specification can be found on our website at or click here. 

To apply:

Please send your cover letter, CV and completed equality monitoring form to Nancy Squires via email

Closing date for applications is 5:00pm on Friday 23rd April 2021.

If required, interviews will be held virtually on the week commencing Monday 3rd May 2021.

British Canoeing is an equal opportunities employer and all of the positions are being openly recruited. British Canoeing is committed to recruiting a diverse range of candidates who meet the requirements of the role specification.

Closing Date5pm 23 Apr 2021
Interview Datew/c Monday 3rd May 2021
ContactNancy Squires