UK Deaf Sport is the leading organisation for deaf sport in the UK. Our vision is Every Deaf Person Active and Inspired by Sport and Physical Activity. Our mission is for more deaf people to participate in sport throughout their lives and more deaf athletes to perform on the world stage.
UK Deaf Sport works with key partners to ensure that deaf children, young people and adults have equal opportunities to participate and excel in sport and physical activity as their hearing counterparts from grassroots to elite level. We also select and manage the DeaflympicsGB Team, the official team that represents Great Britain at the Summer and Winter Deaflympics.
UK Deaf Sport is seeking three new Board Directors. The Board sets and implements the overall direction and strategy of the organisation and has responsibility for the oversight of financial, risk management, governance, equality, diversity and inclusion matters. Directors of the Board are expected to actively and positively contribute to discussions and decisions in these areas.
We are looking for new Board Directors with experience and skills in one or more of the following areas:
· Managing or overseeing performance/elite sport talent selection and pathway development.
· Commercial partnerships, sponsorship and fundraising.
· Public affairs and political stakeholder management.
These are voluntary roles, but reasonable expenses will be paid where directly related to the work of UK Deaf Sport.
We specifically welcome applications from those with lived experience of deafness and from the deaf community.
Full details are outlined in the UK Deaf Sport Board Director Role Description which you can access HERE. If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role with the Chair or a Board Director, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange an informal discussion.
How to Apply
To apply for this role, please send a personal statement and a copy of your CV to email@example.com with the title “Board Director Recruitment October 2023”.
Your personal statement should outline how you meet the experience and skills requirements of a UK Deaf Sport Board Director as detailed in the Role Description and answer the following questions:
- Why do you want to be a UK Deaf Sport Board Director?
- What can you offer that will help to grow and sustain UK Deaf Sport?
The personal statement should be no more than 2 sides of A4 or a video no longer than 5 minutes.
The closing date for applications is midday on 11th December 2023. (Updated deadline)