Board Member

Organisation English Federation of Disability Sport

Location SportPark, Loughborough University, 3 Oakwood Drive, Louoghborough, Leics, LE11 3QF

Hours of Work TBA

Salary & Benefits Voluntary (reasonable expenses will be reimbursed)

Closing Date 14 June


Job Summary

There has never been a better time to join our charity as a Board member for the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS). The organisation has moved on in leaps and bounds since our beginnings 20 years ago.

EFDS has not only improved its financial status but increased the programmes and partnerships making waves across different sectors. Our new strategy needs dynamic Board members to turn our vision into reality.

We realise the image of Board members can often be of older people who have the time and sometimes the money to donate to charities. It can put off some people from applying.

EFDS is not stereotypical.

Our current Board has expertise in the commercial, sport development, disability and the education sector. They are a mixture of older and young people with a passion for change. They are disabled and non-disabled people, who come together six times a year. The Board meetings are professional, informative and often fun! Our Board enjoy their time making active lives possible alongside our enthusiastic staff team.

It does not matter if you have never been a Board member before - it is not a deciding factor! It is your skills that are important, not necessarily your lifelong experience. We need people who are highly respected and have authoritative voices in the fields of finance and governance, or perhaps you are a successful fundraiser or have experience in business development.

EFDS is looking for exceptional individuals to join the Board and ensure active lives become a reality for more disabled people. We want EFDS to be representative of a wide range of diverse populations across all our teams, including our Board. The nature of our work means we actively encourage more disabled people to apply, to bring lived experience to the table and strengthen our insight.

Amongst applicants there could be a future Chair as we are also looking for a dynamic individual to succeed our current Chair, Charles Reed, in September 2018.

It's a big ask but we know the perfect person for our board is out there.  We just want you to apply.

How to apply

If you would like to be considered to become an EFDS Board member please submit your CV with a supporting covering letter to Agata Sromecka. Email or post your application to FAO: Agata Sromecka, EFDS at SportPark, Loughborough University, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, LE11 3QF.

The closing date for our 2017 appointments is Wednesday 14 June at 5pm. Any applications received after this date may not be considered for this year but will be able to be considered for 2018 appointments.

Provisional interview dates will be held on 6th and 12th July but may be subject to change.

For further information about EFDS please visit our website,

EFDS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration and not be treated less favourably than another because of race, age, colour, ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disabi

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