May 292019

Non-Executive Director - England Athletics

Exciting Opportunities at England Athletics for Non-Executive Director

England Athletics is the National Governing Body for the sport in England. We work in partnership with the wider athletics family, especially UK Athletics and Sport England, to grow opportunities for everyone to experience athletics and running, to enable them to reach their full potential. England Athletics also provides national level competition and is responsible for athlete development beneath world class performance level. Our values are Pride, Integrity & Inclusivity.

England Athletics is a grassroots membership and development body with 1,700-member clubs and 185,000 registered athletes, which exists to provide services and support to its members and to promote and deliver athletics and running activities across all ages, event disciplines, ability levels and aspirations.

Our vision is that athletics will be the most popular and inclusive sport in England, led by a network of progressive clubs and organisations, and supported by a sustainable, respected and trusted governing body. In achieving this we will expand the capacity of the sport, sustain and increase participation and performance levels as well as influence participation in the wider athletics market.

England Athletics is seeking to strengthen its Board with an exceptional individual who wishes to serve as a Non-Executive Director and support the direction for the next phase of the strategy from 2021. England Athletics will also play a pivotal role in the 2022

Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The successful candidate will join the England Athletics Board at an exciting and challenging time. They will have a passion for success and demonstrate a strong commitment to the delivery of excellence and quality.

As a diverse sport, it is important that England Athletics has a diverse board and that each Non-Executive Director brings a range of skills, knowledge and experience and that they come from different backgrounds. The successful candidate will be able to make a significant contribution to the Board of England Athletics and support the organisation to achieve its strategic goals.

England Athletics is looking for a Non-Executive Director who has previous Board experience, with disability and/or commercial experience as well as someone who can demonstrate a combination of integrity, sound judgement, emotional intelligence, personal presence, communication and listening skills, a flexible approach and have the willingness to devote the necessary time.

Recent involvement or an interest in Athletics is essential.

The Board meets around 4-6 times a year and Board Members may additionally be appointed to one or more Board Committees or Task & Finish Groups.

For a more detailed candidate brief and details on how to submit your application for this exciting role, please visit our website at and go to 'Jobs' under the 'About Us' section. Closing date for applications is midday on Wednesday 12th June 2019.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 2nd July 2019.

Should you have any questions regarding the role then please contact the HR department on and we will come back to you.

England Athletics positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. BAME and Disability are two key areas of representation the Board of England Athletics would like to address. Applications from female candidates and BME individuals are particularly welcome. All appointments will be made on merit.

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