Governance and HR Trustee Role

Organisation Sporting Equals

Location Birmingham and London

Hours of Work 4 Meetings a year with additional meetings when required

Salary & Benefits Voluntary Role with Expenses

Closing Date 19 January


Sporting Equals works to ensure the benefits of sport and physical activity can be experienced by all Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities at their chosen level to build healthier, fairer and stronger communities. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our Board and help us to achieve our mission.

With over 10 years' experience in the sport sector, Sporting Equals is the UK's leading promoter of race and faith equality in sport and physical activity. 

We are seeking a  high profile members to join our influential Board of Trustees, to enhance the skills and experience we need to grow and achieve our ambition.  We are particularly keen to recruit a trustee who:

  • Passionate about race and faith and equality in sport and physical activity
  • Are influential, individuals who are motivated to make their mark in the areas of sport, physical activity, health and/or social inclusion,
  • Have the skills / experience in financial and / or legal matters
  • Good understanding of the barriers facing BAME communities involvement on Boards in the  sport and physical activity

We are specifically seeking to appoint a Trustee who will work with the Chief Executive, Board and Governance lead to ensure the charity complies with all applicable regulatory and operational governance requirements and also who is able to lead the HR function to ensure adequate human capital is available to the charity and appropriately deployed. You will be responsible for ensuring that the Board and senior management team receives appropriate and relevant HR support. You should have experience in a similar role within the charitable sector and or possess a legal or HR / CIPD qualification. Responsible specifically for Governance & HR, you will lead the operations across the organisation from the governance and human resources perspective.

We offer:

  • The opportunity to influence policy making at the highest level.
  • The chance to engage and network with key partners including Sport England, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, UK Sport, Youth Sport Trust, governing bodies of sport, as well as other organisations.
  • The opportunity to be involved in high profile events, such as the British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards and our LeaderBoard programme.
  • Networking opportunities across the sports sector.

How to apply

We value diversity and welcome experience of sport and physical activity, so whatever your interest we'd be delighted to hear from you. If you share our ambition and values and want to volunteer time, knowledge and skills to make a difference join us and be part of this exciting new era for sport.

We particularly welcome applicants with a diverse wealth and range of life and career experiences.  If you empathise with our cause and have time to volunteer your knowledge and skills, then please contact us on

For an informal chat about the roles with our CEO, Arun Kang, please email or call 0121 7771375

Closing Date for applications is 19 January 2018.


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