British Water Ski & Wakeboard - Trustee/Board Member

LocationUK - South East (Surrey)
Hours of Work8-10 meetings per year (a mixture of virtual and in-person)
Salary & BenefitsThis role is unremunerated, but reasonable, pre-agreed travel expenses will be reimbursed. The appointment is for a three-year term, which can be renewed at the discretion of the Board.
Closing Date21 Jan

Job Description

British Water Ski & Wakeboard (BWSW), an operational brand of the British Water Ski Federation Limited, is a sport governing body and membership organisation funded by its members for the benefit of its members. Its main role is acting on behalf of the interests of water skiers and wakeboarders to develop and serve the sport. All income is invested in developing and protecting the sport across the UK from the grassroots level through to top athletes.

About the role:

British Water Ski & Wakeboard, an operational brand of the British Water Ski Federation, is a sport governing body and membership organisation for water skiers and wakeboarders. The Board wishes to hire a new Trustee to help implement a fresh initiative to use the power of sport to develop the life skills of young people and adults in areas where sports may have limited availability or prohibitive costs.

Role specification

As BWSW's Board pursues the new initiative outlined above, it is looking for one or more Trustees capable of working with the Board to support this strategy, alongside being involved in wider Board activity. Central to the role of these new Trustees will be supporting the organisation as it seeks to expand its membership reach across all demographics. This is part of the organisation's wider strategic goal to increase the diversity within the sport. More generally, the collective duty of the Board is to ensure the highest standard of governance within BWSW in its work to promote the sport across all its disciplines, including by the provision of sound financial management. The Board is keen to ensure that it achieves a broad composition of background skills and diversity to ensure the widest possible reach for the sport.

Person Specification 

BWSW's Board is seeking to strengthen the skills mix in support of its strategic goals. An ideal candidate to support the Board in achieving its aim of reaching a more diverse membership base would be an individual with professional experience championing diversity in either an executive or non-executive capacity. This could for example, be an experienced diversity officer in a commercial or not-for-profit organisation. They will have had experience leading diversity and inclusion initiatives, and will be able to advise on the organisation's diversity strategy and how to improve its reach. Beyond this, in its continued drive to expand its membership base and increase brand awareness, the Board would also welcome applications from individuals with experience in digital marketing, shaping brand awareness and expanding social media presence. Demonstrating a clear commitment to the goals of the organisation through time and energy will be key attributes of a successful candidate

Candidate experience

Desired for this role:

Diversity and inclusion strategy expertiseStructured skill

Senior-level professional experience of driving the diversity and inclusion strategy of an organisation. Candidates will be current in their knowledge of thinking in this area, and will have experience leading relevant initiatives either in-house or as a consultant or external advisor.

Please detail your most relevant experience including role, remit, nature of organisation(s) worked with, and an overview of initiatives you spearheaded.

Digital marketingStructured skill

Demonstrate experience of leading the digital marketing and communications strategy of an organisation.  Candidates will have developed brand voice and audience engagement using social media, search engines and email campaigns.

Please detail your most relevant experience including role, target audiences,


Submit a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role – please submit to by the deadline date however you are welcome to contact our CEO Patrick Donovan for an informal discussion or any queries regarding the role –

Interview DateCandidates can expect to be contacted by: February 4th 2021
ContactPatrick Donovan