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Non-Executive Director

  • Location: Wales
  • Organisation: Welsh Target Shooting Federation
  • Salary: Voluntary (With reasonable expenses)
  • Closing Date: 13 December 2018 | Non Executive Director

Non-Executive Director

Salary: Voluntary (With reasonable expenses)

Location: Board Meetings are currently held in South Wale

Acorn Executive Search is pleased to be working as a strategic partner with the Welsh Sports Association, in the recruitment of NEDs for the Boards of their governing bodies.

The Welsh Target Shooting Federation (WTSF) was officially recognised by the Sports Council of Wales, Sport Wales, in January 1996 as the National Governing Body (NGB) of target shooting in Wales. 

Target shooting is an Olympic and Commonwealth Games sport and Wales is proud of its record in winning a medal at every Commonwealth Games since it was introduced into the Games in 1966; target shooting was the top performing sport at Gold Coast 2018, winning five medals. The objective of the WTSF is to promote, develop, extend, govern and administer the sport of target shooting throughout Wales and to bring together the members of the four Shooting Associations in order to achieve these objectives.

We are now seeking Directors to join the board who can broaden the skills base and diversity of the board and support the next stage of growth and development in this exciting organisation.

Role Summary

*To contribute to the formation of the organisation's mission, vision, values and strategy
*To provide direction and support for members and volunteers, helping them achieve the aims of the organisation
*To monitor and evaluate the implementation of policies and agreed objectives
*To ensure that internal controls are effective
*To ensure that communications both to and from members are effective
*To create and maintain positive and productive relationships with stakeholders.


The WTSF welcomes applications from individuals who could be considered independent from the sport of shooting, but who can demonstrate an interest in developing the sport, as well as being able to contribute essential business skills and an outside perspective to the board. 

We are particularly seeking applicants with experience in one or more of the following areas:

*Public Affairs and Policy 
*Accounting and Finance
*Commercial/Business Development
*Grass Root Sports Development
*Experience in Fundraising, for Sport
*Technology & Digital Marketing


*Ensure the WTSF pursues its core purpose, as set out in the Articles, as well as meeting its obligations under company law and other relevant legislation/regulations.
*Assist with the development of WTSF's strategic plans and put in place regular reviews of the long-term strategic goals.
*Ensure the WTSF's organisational structure and capability, including the resource available, are appropriate for implementing the strategy.
*Develop organisational policies, define goals, set targets and monitor progress against these.
*Help create a strong and fulfilling working relationship with the other directors.
*Ensure the legal and financial integrity of WTSF, as required under the Companies Act 2006
*Assess risk appetite and help oversee risk strategy.
*Maintain careful oversight of any risk to reputation and/or financial standing of the organisation.
*Assist in regular evaluation of management performance.
*Ensure compliance with relevant governance requirements, including implementation of the Governance and Leadership Framework for Wales.
*Represent the WTSF, championing the organisation and its members at appropriate events, meetings or functions.
*Build strong and dynamic relationships with the WTSF's members, understanding their diverse needs and uniting their voice
*Actively promote the diverse social and health benefits of Target Shooting.
*Establish, nurture and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders including Sport Wales.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will recognise how sport and physical activity contributes to society and the health and wellbeing of individuals. 

Previous board experience is preferable, however, applications from candidates who have not previously served in a board role but who can demonstrate the skills and competencies necessary to contribute to the work of the Welsh Target Shooting Federation are welcome.

Knowledge of target shooting is not an essential requirement for the role but a genuine interest in promoting the sport is essential.


*Independence and objectivity
*Demonstrates robust, collaborative leadership
*A good understanding of and ability to promote good governance
*Awareness and understanding of board responsibilities
*Ability to influence across the sporting landscape 
*Previous board experience would be advantageous
*Excellent Communication Skills
*Organisational and planning skills
*Ability to develop and maintain effective professional relationships with a variety of stakeholders
*Can operate comfortably in different cultural situations

How to apply

Please submit a brief CV with supporting covering letter which demonstrates your suitability for the role.

Applications should be sent to

The deadline for applications is Monday 3 December 2018 at 12 noon

Interviews are scheduled to take place 12th December 2018.

The WTSF is committed to recruiting a diverse, skills-based board, and encourages applications from people from under-represented groups. 

Acorn Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment.

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