Independant Non Executive Chair

Organisation Swim England


Hours of Work 2 terms of 4 years and require attendance at between 6 and 8 meetings with up to 6 additional days of support.

Salary & Benefits Voluntary Role with expenses reimbursed

Closing Date 23 November


Swim England is the national governing body for swimming, synchronised swimming, open water swimming, water polo and diving. We were founded in 1869 and our headquarters are on the Loughborough SportPark. 

At Swim England we help people learn how to swim; enjoy the water safely; and compete in all our sports. Our vision is of a nation swimming and we strive to inspire everyone to enjoy the water in the way that suits them. We work with our partners to create engaging programmes that enable everyone to be active, have fun and stay healthy through swimming.

Each month, millions of people are able to enjoy swimming, diving, water polo and synchronised swimming because they have been through our renowned Swim England Learn to Swim Programme. Ensuring people are safe in the water is of paramount importance to us and so we work closely with partners to keep water safety high on the national agenda.

At our heart Swim England is a membership organisation dedicated to supporting our clubs and members to develop and succeed. We maintain the laws of the sport and run world-class national events that are open to all. We also operate a comprehensive range of qualification and education programmes for teachers, coaches, officials and tutors. 
Swim England Chairperson – The Role

As part of our drive to continuously improve corporate governance, we have agreed to incorporate the organisation and establish a new Board structure of 12 Directors - including an independent nonexecutive chairperson and 3 further independent non-executive directors.
The role of the Swim England Chair is to provide inclusive and inspirational leadership and guidance throughout the organisation. This is an exciting and vital opportunity to help develop and shape the future growth of the organisation.

For more information and an informal discussion about this new opportunity, please contact our Chief Financial Officer, Brian Havill on 07870 269695 (
To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to our People Development Director, Jonathan Duckworth ( 

Closing date: 23 November 2017.  Applications after this time cannot be considered
Scheduled interview date: 29 November 2017 in London

Swim England non-executive director roles are for up to 2 terms of 4 years and require attendance at between 6 and 8 meetings with up to 6 additional days of support. The role is voluntary with expenses reimbursed according to prescribed Swim England policies.  

Swim England is an equal opportunities employer.  We will always make every adjustment possible to help accessibility for anyone. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and we expect all of our volunteers to share this commitment. 

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