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Voluntary with Expenses Paid
Nottingham (with events across England)

Boccia England is the National Governing Body and charity 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 with any physical or learning disability. The vision is that through the power and inspiration of boccia, real change to people's lives can be achieved.

We are looking to recruit an Independent Vice-Chair to help 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 Chair, 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,
  • Deputise for the Chair in his absence.

There are circa 5 meetings per year, consisting of four Board meetings and a Board Development Day. Meetings are a mixture of virtual and face-face. 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 Vice-Chair will act as an ambassador for the organisation, providing strategic oversight. Candidates for the role should have leadership experience, 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.

Above all, we want to hear from people who are able to make a positive contribution to the development of our sport. We positively welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds and with disabilities. If you think you have the suitable skills and attributes for this role then we would like to hear from you.

To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant knowledge and experience, and what you could bring to our Board to, or post to Head of Business Support, Boccia England, 8 Heathcoat Buildings, Nottingham Science Park, Nottingham, NG7 2QJ.

Closing date: 22 October 2018