Tennis Foundation Trustee
Salary: Voluntary plus expenses
In January, the operational activities of the Tennis Foundation (“TF”) and LTA were integrated; however, the TF Charitable entity still remains a body independent to the LTA.
The TF has historically provided funding, in the form of grants, to organisations delivering valuable work in the community, SERVES being the best example of this. Whilst some of this existing activity is being integrated into the LTA’s activities, further schemes can be funded through the TF, utilising its existing reserves and future funding generated by the entity.
The TF has become a grant giving charity in line with the charitable objects and the LTA’s vision of Tennis Opened Up, with a view to investing its reserves. The grant giving criteria will be developed with an emphasis on making revenue grants. These revenue grants will be made to third parties with a focus on the areas of activity which the TF traditionally managed i.e. disability tennis, tennis in education and tennis in lower socio economic areas.
The TF Board of Trustees are accountable for where TF reserves are invested and will have responsibility for ensuring they are invested in line with the charitable objectives. We are seeking individuals with solid knowledge of the grassroots sporting landscape, specifically where sport has made a difference within hard to reach and lower socio economic communities, and for individuals who have experience of grant giving within this environment. Experience of working as part of a Board of Trustees and of charity governance is required, and familiarity with a range of fundraising techniques and strategies would be a benefit.
Due to the formation of the Trust we are currently seeking to appoint a number of independent Trustees, with one position being appointed as the Chairperson (independent means not an employee of the LTA, LTA Board member or an LTA Council member).
The role of Trustee is not accompanied by financial remuneration, although reasonable expenses may be claimed. The appointment will serve an initial three-year term and will be eligible for re-appointment for two additional terms. Please note we are looking for these posts to start in May 2019, and the 3 year term will officially start from September 2019.
How to apply
If you would like to apply for this position and join our team, please send your CV and Cover Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Tennis Foundation Trustee Application”
If you require any further assistance or have any questions about the role, please contact us at email@example.com and a member of our People Team will answer your query as soon as possible.
Please ensure that you submit both a CV and covering statement when applying by the 31 March 2019.
Please confirm that you have the right to work in the UK under the Asylum and Immigration Act. If you have any restrictions* on your right to work, please ensure you stipulate these restrictions in your covering letter.
Interviews will take place in week commencing 15 April 2019.