TE Independent Non-Executive Director – Business

  • Employer British Triathlon
  • Town / City Nationwide
  • Job Type Voluntary
  • Salary £1 per annum
  • Closing Date 04/02/2018
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Do you want to be involved in a young, dynamic and ambitious sport? Do you want to make a difference? Triathlon England is seeking to recruit to the board, an Independent Non-Executive Director, with a specific portfolio for Business. We are also keen to add further expertise and experience in the areas of Legal and /or Governance or Children & Young Peoples Participation.

This voluntary role is for an initial four-year term, and we are now inviting applications. We have made great progress in achieving a more balanced gender split, but we are also keen to add representation from backgrounds including BAME, Disability, LGBTQ+.

We wish to remain representative of our sport and our society, and as such we would actively welcome applicants from these backgrounds. It is an extremely exciting time to join Triathlon England. With growing membership, funding in place until 2021, an ambitious board and staff there are lots of reasons to be involved.

Triathlon England is one of the three Home Nations members of the British Triathlon Federation (BTF), the other two being Triathlon Scotland and Welsh Triathlon. The three Home Nation Associations are responsible for all aspects of triathlon in their respective countries, and contribute to the work of the British Triathlon Federation which controls the British and International aspects of the sport which relate to the International Triathlon Union.

The principal functions of Triathlon England are to increase participation, provide support and membership to individual members, triathlon clubs and our triathlon skills schools and to provide structure and guidelines to ensure that triathlon is being practiced in a safe and fun environment and for everyone to enjoy.

Other key roles are to support and improve performance to enable English athletes to remain internationally competitive; inform and educate; as well as provide greater accessibility to the sport.

Our Portfolio Directors are appointed by the Board based on who meets the skills and experience we are seeking. In order to apply for the role it would be desirable to be able to demonstrate experience as member of a Board or alternatively, you may have experience working in a senior management position, or as a Trustee, or perhaps you have been a School Governor. You should bring prior experience, or demonstrate your ability to operate effectively as an Independent Director and show a big picture understanding of the wide role that business plays within sport. With our governance structure and vision, we need individuals who can help develop and maintain Triathlon England’s strategic focus and direct the organisation towards its future.

You would need to be able to make a commitment to Triathlon England and devote the necessary time, have strategic vision, independent judgement, an ability to think creatively, work well with all stakeholders, and a willingness to speak your mind with good judgement.

Ideally, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • An impressive track record of success in the private, public and/or voluntary sector
  • The ability to operate at a senior/strategic level
  • A good understanding of the role that sport plays in society
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically; the skills to challenge current thinking at Board level
  • A clear commitment to improving diversity and equality and understanding the needs of under-represented groups in sport
  • A willingness and ability to develop a solid and collaborative working relationship with the executive team Triathlon is a young, modern and ambitious sport.

As such, we are keen to attract a wider pool of talent from a diverse range of backgrounds, to our board to help our sport attract and integrate with a wider membership and participant base.

We can pay travel expenses and provide a full induction to the NGB’s work. You will be expected to attend six Board meetings a year, which are normally held on a Saturday in Loughborough. In addition, we would encourage your attendance at a number of triathlon events.

If you wish to discuss the role further before applying, enquiries can be made to the Chairman, Bill James, by emailing bill@billjames.com

The closing date for applications is Midnight Sunday 4th February 2018. Interviews will take place w/c 12th or 19th February 2018.

Full details and role specifications can be found at www.britishtriathlon.org/about/vacancies. British Triathlon is an equal opportunities employer. Details of our equal opportunities policy can be found on our website: www.britishtriathlon.org under ‘About Us’ and then ‘Policy Documents’.

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