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Goalball UK have three positions available on the board of directors

Due to some directors coming to the end of their terms, Goalball U.K. is seeking to appoint 3 Independent Non-Executive Directors to its board. Appointments are made for a period of four years, with the possibility of a second four-year term. The positions are unpaid, but reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed.

For full details about the roles please read the application pack (word document) and the equal opportunities form (word document).

The role of Non-Executive Director is, with the rest of the board, to constructively challenge and contribute to the development of the Goalball U.K; to review the performance of management in meeting agreed goals and objectives; to support and monitor the Chief Executive’s performance, and to ensure appropriate succession planning.

The board is particularly seeking applicants with a background and skills in sports administration, charitable fundraising, governance/sports governance or law or inclusion. We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants with lived experience of sight loss, people who have never considered becoming part of a sport board, women, from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, and people from the LGBTQ+ community.

Goalball U.K. is committed to equal opportunities for all staff and is actively encouraging and seeking interest from minority communities. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and marriage and civil partnerships.

The board welcomes applications from beyond the sport and goalball community. To be eligible for appointment as an Independent Director, candidates must be free from any close connection to Goalball U.K. (employees) itself and must – from the perspective of an objective outsider – be viewed as independent. A person may still be deemed to be independent even if they are a member of Goalball U.K.  and/or a member of a Goalball U.K. affiliated club.

To apply

Please send a letter of application with an up-to-date CV and confirm that there are no reasons why you may not hold the post of a company director. Please include the name and contact details of two referees (who will not be contacted until after the interview, or before you have been informed in advance of any contact). There is also an equality monitoring questionnaire. This is the final stage of the process, but it is separate from the application. Your answers in this section will not affect the outcome of your application.

Applications should be sent to mark.winder@goalballuk.com.

If you would like an informal, confidential discussion before submitting at application please contact the Chair, John Grosvenor at john.grosvenor@goalballuk or the CEO, Mark Winder at mark.winder@goalballuk.com

The closing date for applications is Monday 17th July, 2023 at 9am.

Shortlisting of applicants will take place on Tuesday 18th July, 2023

Candidates will be invited to a panel interview on Tuesday 25th July, 2023 Venue and time to be confirmed. An alternative date may be offered at the panel’s discretion. Following references and approval by the board, the successful candidate will join the board.