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Independent Director - Commerical & Partnerships

  • Location: Nationwide
  • Organisation: Skateboard England
  • Salary: Voluntary with Expenses
  • Closing Date: 29 March 2019 | Non Executive Director

Do you have a passion for sport and the drive to influence the strategic direction commercially of a national governing body of an Olympic sport?  In August 2016, Skateboarding was chosen for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games. Taking part in the Olympics will raise the profile of the sport and lead to increases in participation and we need to prepare so that we can respond and support the sport as it grows.

Skateboard England is seeking to appoint a new Independent Non-Executive Director with specialist knowledge and practical experience in commercial, partnerships and sponsorship who can help make significant contributions in maximising the opportunities for growth while delivering senior level expertise on strategy, business acumen and commercialisation.  About Skateboard England  Skateboard England is a democratic membership organisation constituted as the governing body of skateboarding in England & Wales. Its legal status is that of a company limited by guarantee.

Formed in September 2015, it is a not-for-profit organisation that is taking experience from the past and inspiration from the present to enhance and support the future of Skateboarding. The skateboarding community is a vibrant but fragmented skateboarding community of over 534,000 participants in England who are very passionate and protective about the sport. Skateboarding provides a lively, vibrant and diverse scene dominated by a youth population. The majority of skateboarders are aged between 12 and 24 with approximately 85% male participation. The principal functions of Skateboard England are to increase participation, provide support and membership to individual skaters, skateboarding clubs and skate schools and to provide structure and guidelines to ensure that skating is being practiced in a safe and fun environment and for everyone to enjoy.

Other key roles are to support and improve performance to enable English & Welsh skaters to remain internationally competitive; to raise money; inform and educate; as well as provide greater accessibility to the sport. The Board governs the organisation and has overall responsibility for the performance and direction of Skateboard England.  The appointment is for an initial four-year term. Directors are required to attend up to four Board meetings per annum as well as the Annual General Meeting together with supporting the business in the related areas to their skill sets.  Our Independent Directors are appointed by the Board based on who meets the skills and experience we are seeking.

In order to apply for this role, you must be able to demonstrate that you have no association with skateboarding at the time of your application. Directors are involved in shaping the strategic aims of the organisation, providing creative, informed and constructive input to the CEO and other staff.  Skateboard England is looking to appoint to the Board individuals with diverse, varied and complementary skillsets, who will match their business and commercial experience with a strong passion and commitment to the sport.  The role is non-remunerated with reasonable out-of-pocket expenses reimbursed.Skateboard England is keen to encourage applications from women and members of black and minority ethnic groups as well as people with a disability. 

See here for a full role description. 


The closing date for applications is 29th March 2019 

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