Swim England - Independent Board Member

LocationHome Based
Hours of Work
Salary & BenefitsVoluntary
Closing Date12 Dec

Job Description

About Us

Our vision: A nation swimming.

Our mission: Creating a happier, healthier and more successful nation through swimming.

Our Cause: Every child learns, every community enjoys and every medal inspires.

Swim England Qualifications are the market leading Awarding Organisation for the aquatics sector and our products are delivered nationally and internationally. We are part of Swim England, the recognised National Governing Body for aquatics in England and work in partnership with the other home nations. We are regulated by Ofqual and Qualification Wales and are an Approved Awarding Organisation with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sports and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

Volunteers form the backbone and heart of our Swim England family. They support our clubs, events and programmes across the country and they help ensure our aquatic sports grow and thrive. Our volunteers are our biggest asset and their contribution is invaluable. To find out more about volunteering for Swim England, please visit our volunteering page.

About The Role

We are now seeking an Independent Member to join the Swim England Qualifications Board to drive forward our ambitions, for a four year term.

With strong values based around quality, purpose, togetherness, fun and resourcefulness, we are looking to connect with inclusive and inspirational leaders with the commitment and ambition to promote and enable our mission.

The role is voluntary with expenses reimbursed according to prescribed Swim England's policies. The minimum time commitment is 6 days per year, inclusive of 4 board meetings. The Board meetings will take place virtually, with one per year to be attended in person at the head office: SportPark, Loughborough University Campus, Loughborough, Leicestershire.

If you feel you have the suitable skills and attributes for this position then we would like to hear from you.

To find out more about the role, download the full recruitment information pack (from the job description button) which includes further information about the role, the opportunity and contains the terms of reference for the Swim England Qualifications Board.

About You

We are particularly keen to source candidates with:

  • A sound understanding of regulatory practice in education who can apply their knowledge of working within the compliance requirements of organisations such as Ofqual and Qualifications Wales in a Board setting
  • Experience of working within an education and/or awarding organisation setting 

No previous non-executive/Board member experience is required, induction and support will be provided by experienced Board members, making this a great development opportunity for the right candidate.

Experience in aquatic or membership sports is not essential, but a passion and dedication to supporting our future and goals will be. Applicants who bring knowledge and skills from other sectors to share best practice and continuously improve our relevance and reach would be welcomed.

If you feel you have the suitable skills and attributes for this position then we would like to hear from you, please apply outlining your specific knowledge, skills and experience in the application form and how this could be transferred to this position.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Fiona Grant – Head of Qualifications via Fiona.grant@swimenglandqualifications.com Our Swim England Qualifications Board Chair is also available for informal discussions about the role, please make contact with Fiona to arrange this.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to inclusion and embrace the spirit of all equalities legislation. Where possible we will always make reasonable adjustments for accessibility to anyone who requires it.