Non-Executive Director - Finance Portfolio

Organisation Triathlon England

Location PO Box 25, Loughborough, LE11 3WX

Hours of Work To be agreed

Salary & Benefits Voluntary - reasonable expenses reimbursed

Closing Date 02 June


Triathlon England is seeking to recruit to the board, an Independent Non-Executive Director, with a specific portfolio for Finance. This voluntary role is for an initial four-year term, and we are now inviting applications.

Triathlon England is one of the three Home Nations members of the British Triathlon Federation (BTF), the other two being Triathlon Scotland and Welsh Triathlon. The three Home Nation Associations are responsible for all aspects of triathlon in their respective countries, and contribute to the work of the British Triathlon Federation which controls the British and International aspects of the sport which relate to the International Triathlon Union.

The principal functions of Triathlon England are to increase participation, provide support and membership to individual members, triathlon clubs and our triathlon skills schools and to provide structure and guidelines to ensure that triathlon is being practiced in a safe and fun environment and for everyone to enjoy. Other key roles are to support and improve performance to enable English athletes to remain internationally competitive; inform and educate; as well as provide greater accessibility to the sport. Our Portfolio Directors are appointed by the Board based on who meets the skills and experience we are seeking. In order to apply for this role, you must be able to demonstrate that you have previous experience within a Non-Executive Director role and can demonstrate a big picture understanding of the wide role that finance plays within sport.

With our governance structure and vision, we need individuals who can help develop and maintain Triathlon England's strategic focus and direct the organisation towards its future. You would need to be able to make a commitment to Triathlon England and devote the necessary time, have strategic vision, independent judgement, an ability to think creatively and a willingness to speak your mind.

Ideally, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

➢ An impressive track record of success in the private, public and/or voluntary sector

➢ The ability to operate at Board level

➢ A good understanding of the role that sport plays in society

➢ Ability to think creatively and strategically; the skills to challenge current thinking at Board level

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

➢ A willingness and ability to develop a solid and collaborative working relationship with the executive team

Triathlon is a young, modern and ambitious sport. As such we are keen to attract a wider pool of talent to our board to help our sport attract and integrate with a wider membership and participant base.

We can pay travel expenses and provide a full induction to the NGB's work. You will be expected to attend six Board meetings a year, which are normally held on a Saturday in Loughborough.

In addition, we would encourage your attendance at a number of triathlon events. If you wish to discuss the role further before applying, enquiries can be made to the Chairman, Bill James, by emailing

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter that explains what motivates you to apply and how you meet our requirements by email to

The closing date for applications is Midnight Sunday 2nd June 2017.

Interviews will take place w/c 19th June 2017.

Full details and role specifications can be found at

British Triathlon is an equal opportunities employer. Details of our equal opportunities policy can be found on our website: under 'About Us' and then
'Policy Documents'.

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