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Director on the Board

  • Location: Letchworth
  • Organisation: Hertfordshire FA
  • Salary: Voluntary with travelling expenses paid
  • Contract: Part-Time
  • Closing Date: 01 September 2017 | Non Executive Director

Director on the Board

Salary: Voluntary with travelling expenses paid

Location: Head Quarters in Letchworth

Job Description

The Board currently meets monthly on the first Monday of each month (except July and adjusted for Bank Holidays). Meetings commencing at 6.00 pm at the Head Quarters in Letchworth.

As we build on the review of our corporate governance, Hertfordshire FA are seeking to appoint an Independent Non-Executive Director to join the existing Board of Directors, who can help develop and prepare Hertfordshire FA’s strategic focus, directing the organisation towards a successful future. In line with our Equal Opportunity Policy, Code of Good Governance and Articles of the Association, we are keen to achieve a more diverse Board of Directors and would welcome applications from those communities or segments of the population who are currently under-represented on our Board, in particular women and BME.

We are looking for an Independent Non-Executive Director who has the skills and experience in one or more of the following areas: 

•Commercial and Business Development 

•Health and Safety 

•Property and Estate Management 

•Marketing and Media 


Collectively the Board of Directors of the Hertfordshire Football Association Limited are required to direct the business of the Association and to determine the vision and strategy, plans and policies and financial investment required to achieve the Association’s aims. As such, individually and collectively, the directors are accountable to the Council of the Association and Membership. 

The Post requires a commitment to attend Council, Committee, Working Group or Sub-Group meetings of the Association as directed and generally to proactively support all activities of the Association. 

The role of a director includes the following responsibilities:    

•To serve as a Director of the Company and to actively participate in its strategic management. 

•To execute the responsibilities and duties of a Company Director in accordance with the Companies Act 2006 and other relevant legislation. 

•To safeguard the interest of the Membership and stakeholders of the Association. 

•To establish clear objectives to deliver the agreed strategy and business plan and regularly review performance against those objectives, ensuring that the business plan is fit for purpose. 

•To ensure the effective implementation of Board decisions by the CEO and staff, holding the CEO to account for the effective management and delivery of the Association’s strategic aims and objectives. 

•To set challenging objectives for continuously improved performance. 

•To oversee the management of risk to the Association, including matters of health and safety. 

•To develop and maintain an effective corporate governance structure. 

•To monitor the financial affairs of the Association through reports provided by the Finance Director, or on his behalf, and to ensure the effective use of financial and other resources. To approve the accounts for the Association. 

•To contribute to constructive debate on all Board matters. 

•To promote equality of opportunity throughout the Association. 

•To fully participate in Board induction, training or development and performance monitoring. 

•To perform other responsibilities as assigned by the Board. 

The following skills, knowledge and experience are required for all Directors of the Association. 

•Strategic leadership and management skills. 

•The ability to develop and monitor organisational strategy. 

•Decision-making skills 

•The appropriate use of knowledge and experience to make informed decisions to the benefit of the organisation. 

•The ability to debate, discuss and challenge in a constructive manner. 

•Excellent inter personal skills. 

•The ability to form strong, productive relationships both internally and externally to the benefit of the Association. 

•An ability to understand financial accounts, management accounts and budgeting. 

•An understanding of The FA National Game Strategy and how this affects the work of the County Football Associations. 

•A sound understanding of the volunteer/professional relationship and how this can best work to support the work of the Association. 

•An understanding of and a commitment to equality in action. 

•Knowledge, understanding and interest in grass roots sport, particularly football, and other related activities. A commitment to oversee development of all areas of football. 

•Access to and ability to use email and the Internet, together with a basic knowledge of social media channels.

How to apply

Please go to to download the Skills Matrix to complete 

Please apply in writing to with a copy of your: 

  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Completed Skills Matrix 
  • Letter of Introduction 

For an informal discussion, please contact our Chief Executive Officer, Vicki Askew on 07944 459994 or Brian Curtis, Chair of the Association on 07775 823062

Closing date for applications is 1 September 2017

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