Independent Non-Executive Director (Voluntary Role)
British Water Ski & Wakeboard (BWSW) is the national governing body within the UK and a membership association funded by its members for the benefit of its members. We are the only body acting on behalf of the interests of water skiers and wakeboarders- a non-profit making organisation with all of our income invested in developing and protecting the sport across the UK from the grassroots level through to our top athletes. A copy of our annual report is available online for more information.
BWSW now seeks an Independent Director with the skills to advise the Board and oversee the organisation- key related skills which will be valued on the Board include financial / accounting, commercial / partnership development, inclusion and fundraising. BWSW is keen to address under representation throughout the sport and particularly welcomes applications from those with appropriate skills and experience from the BAME community, disabled people and people from the LGBT+ community.
All Directors, of the Board of Directors of the Organisation (“the Board”) are responsible for the direction and corporate governance of the Organisation. Directors are expected to provide independent opinion to the Board as requested from time to time and, work with the other Directors to:
• ensure that the Organisation complies with its Articles of Association
• further the objects of the Organisation
• formulate and review the strategic objectives of the Organisation
• oversee financial information
• act in the interests of the Organisation
• take appropriate professional advice in matters from time to time
• Assist in an area with a specific portfolio to be agreed (e.g. fund raising, finance etc.)
• Contribute to organisational development and business strategy through constructive challenge and input as requested from time to time
There are usually 6 to 8 board meetings in a year (typically held in London or at our HQ in Chertsey). Some additional ad hoc travel may be required (reasonable travel expenses paid).
Possess a passion for sport, an understanding of the work of sports governing bodies together with a commitment to the organisation's identity, purpose and values. Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties and responsibilities of being an Independent Director of a not-for-profit organisation. Excellent interpersonal, leadership and influencing skills, the ability to contribute effectively and communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders at all levels. Understanding of the purposes of corporate governance and the need for assurance and accountability. Empathy with the voluntary sector; act as a strong advocate for the organisation.
How To Apply