Sep 272017

Chair and Trustee - London Sport Board (2 positions)

Recruiter: Greater London Authority (GLA)
Location: Central London
Salary: Unremunerated
Posted: 25 Sep 2017
Closes: 23 Oct 2017
Ref: LSB2017
Position/Level: Board, Chair
Responsibilities: Change Management, Communications, Executive Management, Marketing, Operations, PR, Strategy
Sector: Local Government
Contract Type: Non-executive director
Language: English

Do you want to be part of a Board that strives to make London the most physically active city in the world?

The Mayor of London is inviting applications for the roles of London Sport Board Chair and Trustees. We are looking for senior leaders who are passionate about Sport in London and have a range of insights and expertise.

London Sport was created by the Mayor of London, Sport England, and London Councils to help London to become the most physically active city in the world. To get us some of the way there we have an ambitious target of helping to get 1,000,000 Londoners to be more physically active by 2020. Making this happen relies on hundreds of different organisations uniting towards a common goal by working better together, which is London Sport’s role. Between us, we need to improve the opportunities for Londoners to lead an active life by being more collaborative, more efficient, more diverse and more innovative.

As the first stop shop for physical activity and sport in London, it is our job to bring everyone together, to put London’s Blueprint for a Physically Active City into action, and to help make London a stronger community for everyone.

The new Chair will lead the Board in an exciting stage of London Sports mission. With a passion for grassroots physical activity and sport, the ideal candidate will be a confident communicator and public speaker, with a proven ability to think strategically and influence senior stakeholders in order to present the vision of London Sport. Candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to equality and diversity would be at an advantage.

The new Trustees will enhance the membership through their ability to provide strategic leadership to the organisation and advise the Chair, Trustees and the Executive, to make sure the Charity operates within the rules and guidelines set out in the Charity’s governing documents and relevant legislation and will contribute to helping the Charity to achieve its mission. Candidates will need to have strong knowledge of sport or physical activity policy and research, of the social and political environment and of London communities.

Further information on the London Sport can be found at

If you would like to discuss the position informally, please contact Simon Cooper on 020 7983 4324.

You will need to submit your CV and a covering letter, which should state if you are applying for the role of Chair, Trustee or if you wish to be considered for both roles.

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: Sunday 15 October 2017 at 23:59 GMT.

Interviews for Chair position: City Hall on Thursday 09 November 2017

Interviews for Trustee positions: City Hall in January 2018.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.


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