Board Member

  • Employer Sport for Development Coalition
  • Town / City London
  • Job Type Voluntary
  • Salary Voluntary
  • Closing Date 23/05/2021
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Board Member Job Details

The Sport for Development Coalition is a network of organisations working collectively to maximise the positive contribution sport and physical activity can make to changing lives and improving communities.

The Coalition is recruiting three (3) new Board members to champion our collaborative approach, provide leadership, share experience, and ensure oversight of our collective action. We are looking for a diversity of experience to help deliver our objective of ensuring more people and institutions recognise and value the role sport and physical activity can play in changing the lives of a diverse range of people and communities. We want these benefits to be accessible to all, without fear of discrimination or barriers.

The Coalition is recruiting for Board members with a diverse set of attributes, skills and lived experience to complement the current skill set of the Board. Within this group of three, the Coalition is seeking one or more Board members with specific expertise and experience in the following areas: public affairs and government relations; charity law; and, equality, diversity and inclusion action planning.

The Sport for Development Coalition recognises the value of diverse governance and leadership. It is of critical importance to us that different lived experience informs our decision making and we believe it is fundamental for the Board of the organisation to reflect the rich diversity of the communities and people who make up the sport for development movement. The Coalition welcomes and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. We are working to achieve a fully gender-balanced and representative Board. We particularly encourage applications from people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, disabled people, people from the LGBT+ community, as these groups are currently under-represented across the Coalition’s governance structures.


Voluntary, reasonable expenses incurred in fulfilling the role will be reimbursed as per the relevant expenses policy.


Primarily remote, however Board members are requested to attend four in-person meetings per year which are held in different accessible locations across the UK. We would be pleased to discuss any accessibility needs with applicants. At present, all meetings are conducted virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

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Closing date:

23rd May 2021

Please visit: for further information on this opportunity and to access the Board Recruitment Pack.

How to apply:

To apply please send a covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification and your CV to:  

Ahead of the shortlisting process, personal and identifying data will be removed. We would also welcome applicants completing a voluntary diversity monitoring process at the following link. This process is not part of the assessment of candidates but is to help the Coalition monitor the equity of our recruitment processes.

If you would like to access this pack or complete your application in an alternative format, or wish to arrange a confidential, informal discussion about this opportunity please contact

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