Sporting Equals Trustee

LocationMeetings are usually in London or Birmingham
Hours of WorkSee description for time commitment guide
Salary & Benefits
Closing Date30 Jun

Job Description

We are looking for a skilled professional to join our wonderful Board of Trustees. The skills or background we would appreciate more of includes finance, law, sport networking, sport knowledge and marketing. A passion for diversity and inclusion is a must.

Diversity is at the core of our organisation, our trustee board is one of, if not the most diverse in the sport sector as are our staff, with a team consisting of 70% women. We believe in inclusion by supporting and empowering our staff and aim to create an equal and inclusive workspace for all.

Asking challenging questions requires different voices around the table.  Diversity of thought, drawn from a range of backgrounds, experiences and characteristics.  Reflective of the beneficiaries Sporting Equals currently serves and those we strive to serve.

What will you be doing?

Sporting Equals is now looking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced Trustee to join our Board of Trustees to deliver insight around the aforementioned areas. Meetings are usually in London or Birmingham.

As a Trustee, you will be jointly responsible with the other Trustees to ensure Sporting Equals is doing what it was set up to do as a charity. Our central aim is to deliver equality, diversity and inclusion across the UK sport and physical activity sector. So if you have a keen interest in social equality and feel you could deliver some key insight this role is for you. 

With regards to time commitments, you will be required to attend quarterly Board meetings (circa 3 to 4 hours duration, held on a weekday, usually London or Birmingham based). You may also be required to attend some sub-committee meetings, teleconferences between Board meetings and an annual development/ strategy day. There will also be papers to read and actions to deliver on.

You can find out more about the key duties of a Trustee in the Charity Commision's “Charity trustee: what's involved (CC3a)”: 

You can find out more about the financial responsibilities of a Trustee in the Charity Commission's “Charity finance: trustee essentials”

What are we looking for?

We're looking for an experienced senior-level professional who has proven success in their own area of work, be that finance, law, marketing or sport. We also are looking for an individual who is driven towards positive social change and actively seeks to be a part of that change.

An understanding of the charity sector and/or an empathy to race equality in sport is desirable but not essential. 

What difference will you make?

Sporting Equals is a national charity who have set out to champion equality, diversity and inclusion in sport. Our vision is to create healthier, stronger and fairer communities through sport and physical activity – engaging under-represented race and faith communities in sport (from grass-roots to board level), and using sport as a tool to build more integrated communities.  

Our projects have stretched across Britain and have actively included ranges of BAME communities, be they young persons or the elderly. We aim to have a visibly more diverse and equal sector as we feel visibility and role-models are a big part of inspiring future generations - something we are very passionate about.

Our team is based in Birmingham, UK, and are governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees. Sporting Equals is both a registered charity and Private Limited Company by Guarantee so beholden to both charity and company law. We're proud to hold tier 3 compliance with the Code for Sports Governance. 

What's in it for the volunteer?

Being a Trustee is an excellent way to contribute to a cause you care about, to develop your own skills and experience, and to work with people from diverse backgrounds.   

You will have the opportunity to attend Sporting Equals events including the British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards and Houses of Parliament receptions. You will have the opportunity to network across the sports sector – including meeting our ambassadors and key partners (which include, Sport England, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, UK Sport, Youth Sport Trust, and sport national governing bodies). 

Before you apply

Please provide a covering letter (detailing your motivation for applying for the role and how you feel your skills and experience could be of benefit Sporting Equals) and your CV to by 30 June at 5pm. After the application closing date, Sporting Equals will be in touch with shortlisted candidates to make the necessary arrangements for interview in July 2020.

Any questions?

Please give us a call on 0121 777 1375 (business hours) to discuss

Closing Date5pm 30 Jun 2020
Interview DateJuly 2020
ContactArun Kang
Phone0121 777 1375