Elected Non-Executive Director

Organisation Sport and Recreation Alliance

Location London, United Kingdom

Hours of Work to attend at least six Board meetings a year, which are normally held at the Alliance’s offices in Central London

Salary & Benefits The role is voluntary and we will pay Directors’ travel expenses and provide a full induction to the organisation’s work.

Closing Date 19 April


Role Description

Skills and Experience

This year, we are looking for a Director who has skills and experience in at least one or more of the following areas:

  • Health Sector – especially around mental health and wellbeing;
  • Local government/regional issues;
  • Sport delivery/participation.

And if you are excited about/can demonstrate:

  • Creative and strategic thinking that challenges/refines conventional ways the sector has operated;
  • Using your skills to constructively challenge group thinking and potential inhibiters to change at a national level;
  • Making a clear commitment to improving diversity and equality and understanding the needs of under-represented groups in sport and recreation;
  • The potential of the UK's sport and recreation landscape to change lives for the better.

A track record of leadership and operating at Board level in the private, public or voluntary sector is helpful but not essential.

Key responsibilities (jointly with other Directors):

1          Ensuring that the organisation has a clear vision and strategic direction and is focused on achieving these.

2          Being responsible for the overall performance of the organisation and for its culture and ethos.

3.         Ensuring that the organisation complies with all legal and regulatory requirements.

4          Acting as a guardian of the organisation's assets, both tangible and intangible, taking all due care over their security, deployment and proper application.

5.         Ensuring that the organisation's governance and probity is of the highest possible standard.

Person Specification

1          Have an understanding of, and commitment to, sport and/or physical recreation. 

2          Someone who can continue to develop and maintain the Alliance's strategic focus and direct the organisation towards its future. 

3          Be able to make a commitment to the Alliance and devote the necessary time.

4          Have strategic vision, independent judgement, an ability to think creatively and a willingness to speak your mind.

5          A clear commitment to improving diversity and equality and understanding the needs of under-represented groups in sport.

6          Have knowledge of good governance and commitment to highest standards.

You should submit:

1       An up-to-date CV which shows your full career history – we recommend that this is no longer than three pages;

2       A supporting application form detailing how you meet the skills we are seeking – we recommend that this is no longer than two pages;

3*      Show where you have a clear association with an organisation in membership of the Sport and Recreation Alliance [at the time of your application];

4       Indicate if you cannot attend the interview date.

Please send your completed application form, CV and Recruitment Monitoring Form to the Company Secretary, Sport and Recreation Alliance, 4th Floor, Burwood House, 14-16 Caxton Street, London SW1H 0QT, or email Kate Lawrenson klawrenson@sportandrecreation.org.uk     

*        Organisations in membership of the Sport and Recreation Alliance can be found on our website

Just click through the Divisional structure to see the list within each section.

Examples of having an 'association' with an organisation in membership could include being a member/volunteer of a club or working for a National Governing Body.

Closing date – applications should be received by 12noon on Thursday 19 April 2018.

You will receive an acknowledgement to your email and we suggest that if you don't receive this you should contact Kate on 020 7976 3941 to confirm your application has been received.

All candidates' CVs and application forms will be considered by the Nominations Committee who will then hold any interviews on Wednesday 2 May 2018, here at the Alliance offices in London. 

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