Sport and Recreation Alliance - Non-Executive (Appointed) Director (2)

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Closing Date24 May

Job Description

Role Description

Skills and Experience

This year, we are looking for Directors who have skills and experience in at least one of the following areas:

· Legal

A Director with a legal background is very helpful to the Board. Although not a replacement for formal legal advice it helps to guide and inform our approach when formal legal advice is needed.

· Environmental Sustainability

Knowledge of how climate change could affect the sport and recreation sector would be invaluable over the period of our strategy

· Policy and Parliamentary Knowledge

To help inform our policy and influence work

· Public Health and mental wellbeing

Knowledge of area of work/sector

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.

Previous Board experience is not necessary and we welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds.

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

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.

Time and Commitment

You will be expected to join at least six Board meetings a year, which are usually held at the Alliance's offices in Central London. As a result of the pandemic, we are now holding more hybrid meetings and you can also join by video [Zoom or Microsoft Teams] although our first choice would also be that you attend in person. In addition, we would encourage your attendance at several Alliance meetings and events and there may be a requirement for your attendance at Board sub-committees, depending on other roles and responsibilities you assume.

The role is voluntary, and we will pay Directors' travel expenses and provide a full induction to the organisation's work.

Term of Office

The appointment is for a four year-term which will start at the conclusion of the 2022 Annual General Meeting provisionally set for September this year. One further four-year term can be served.

Your application and the 2022 Recruitment Process

Please find below details of the selection process, to assist you in completing and tailoring your application:

You should submit:

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

2 A supporting letter detailing how you meet which skills we are seeking – we recommend that this is no longer than two pages. 3 Please complete this confidential e-monitoring and evaluation form.

4 Indicate if you cannot attend the interview date

Please send your completed application form and CV to the Company Secretary, BY EMAIL to Kate Lawrenson klawrenson@sportandrecreation.org.uk

 

Interview DateInterviews on Tuesday 7 June