Chair - London Sport
Location: Central London
Salary: £6,400 per annum
Posted: 21 Dec 2018
Closing date: 20 Jan 2019
Industry: Government & politics, Local government, Policy, Leisure, Sport & fitness
Job function: Trustee & non-executive director
Job level: Senior executive
Hours: Part time
Listing type: Job vacancy
BAME Recruitment is delighted to partner with the Mayor of London on the recruitment of the Chair of the Board of London Sport.
The Board is looking for a senior leader who is passionate about physical activity and sport in London and has 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 them some of the way there they have an ambitious target of helping to get 1,000,000 Londoners to be more physically active by 2020. London Sport is the centre of excellence for physical activity and sport and works with London’s 33 Local Authorities and hundreds of other organisations, supporting them in their work because we all believe that being more physically active improves people’s lives. London Sport aims to create long-term behaviour change in London’s population, so that all Londoners can enjoy the benefits of living physically active lives.
The new Chair will lead the Board in an exciting stage of London Sports mission, with the Mayor’s Sport Strategy, Sport for All of Us, published earlier this month. 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, manage the board and influence senior stakeholders. Candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to equality and diversity would be at an advantage.
For further information please read the full Applicant Pack on the London.gov website here.
Applicants who declare they have disability will be considered under their Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS). They recognise both the Equality Act 2010 definition and the social definition. For more information click here.
Please click on the apply button and upload your CV and covering letter. Your CV and a covering letter combined should not exceed 5 sides in total. In your cover letter please explain why you are suitable for the role by addressing the full person specification.
Application closing date: Sunday 20 January 2019 at 23:59 GMT.
Interview date: week commencing 25 February 2019.
London's diversity is its biggest asset and the Mayor of London strives to reflect London's diversity in all Board appointments. The aim is that the Board of London Sport contains a broad range of experience and reflects London’s diversity. They welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.