UK Deaf Sport Vacancy – Chair of the Board. 

UK Deaf Sport is seeking a new Chair to lead the UK Deaf Sport Board. 

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. We provide support, raise awareness for fairness and campaign for deaf people, ensuring equal opportunities in sport and physical activity. UK Deaf Sport also select, and manage, the DeaflympicsGB Team. 

We are seeking a strong Chair with a clear understanding and commitment to equal opportunities, who believes in leading opportunities for more deaf people to participate in sport throughout their lives and more deaf athletes to perform on the world stage. 

Our Chair has an important role in leading the Board, establishing a constructive and inclusive environment to secure the long-term success of the organisation. The Chair will work closely with the CEO to oversee governance and ensure the Board is effective in its task of setting and implementing the direction and strategy of UK Deaf Sport.

It is an incredibly exciting time to be part of UK Deaf Sport. If you believe you have the skills and experience to help us realise our vision, then we encourage you to apply for this role. 

We specifically welcome applications from those with lived experience of deafness and from the deaf community. UK Deaf Sport use the term ‘deaf community’ to represent all people who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a hearing loss or anyone who has a lived experience of deafness such as family members, friends, allies, colleagues, and other professionals. 

Full details on this role are outlined in the candidate pack on the link below. If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role with a UK Deaf Sport Board Member, please contact level= and we can arrange an informal discussion. 

How to apply

To apply for this role, you will need to first register your interest with our recruitment partner level= on the link below. 

Your CV will only be used for information purposes and will not be relevant in the application process. You will then be emailed a response containing a link needed to answer some work-related questions. Our goal is to assess your approach to a problem and better understand what knowledge and skills you have. Your answers will be anonymised, randomised, and reviewed by a diverse panel. 

We also believe giving feedback is incredibly valuable for candidates, so at the end of the process, you’ll see how well you performed during the application process.

The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 2 June 2023. 

The deadline for submission of the work-related questions is 9am Monday 5 June 2023

Interviews to be held Thursday 22 June 2023 in Loughborough.

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