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Independent Chair

Independent Chair

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    Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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    Trustee / Non-exec Director

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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Voluntary with Expenses Paid

Nottingham (with events across England)

Boccia England is the National Governing Body for the sport of boccia. Boccia is a Paralympic sport that was originally designed for people with cerebral palsy but is now enjoyed by participants from many sections of the community. The vision is that through the power and inspiration of boccia, real change to people's lives can be achieved.

The organisation is now looking to recruit an Independent Chair to lead the Board and ensure the highest standards of governance and that activities are conducted in accordance with Boccia England's purpose and values.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide effective leadership to the organisation, including representing the organisation and understanding the views of members
  • Lead the oversight and delivery of the vision, strategy, values and policies of Boccia England, in collaboration with the CEO and Board members
  • Guide the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities concerning statutory and regulatory compliance, contractual and commercial obligations and the good governance of Boccia England
  • Chair meetings of the Board, promote effective decision-making and constructive debate

There are four Board meetings and a Board Development Day each year. The position carries a four-year term with eligibility for a further term if desired by both parties. Time commitment will be in the region of 1-2 days a month.

The Chair will act as an ambassador for the organisation, providing strategic oversight. Candidates for the role should have leadership experience at Board level, with an understanding of Board management and an interest in, or a passion for sport. There is also a requirement for good business and commercial skills and an understanding of good governance.

To apply, please send your CV or profile details with a brief cover note to:

Closing date: 8th February 2018.