Para Dance UK is a registered charity and National Governing Body with a mission to ensure that the disability community can be involved in dance in all its forms, to promote the sport of Para Dance Sport within the UK, and to maintain and improve awareness and engagement in inclusive dance in Dance teaching/coaching standards. Para Dance UK recognises the value of diversity in all its forms at all levels of the organisation, including at Board level, and they are committed to increase the diversity of their leadership and welcome applications from suitably qualified people regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.
The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall decision making for Para Dance UK and to set the strategic direction of the charity. Trustees’ develop the aims, objectives and goals of the charity in accordance with our governing document and legal and regulatory guidelines. They have oversight for strategy, financial management and risk. You will have experience of senior decision making and/or influencing at board level.
We’re seeking an individual with proven experience in fundraising and grant development to help us shape and support our development and delivery around individual giving, fundraising campaigns and applications to grant and trust foundations. We are at a key turning point in looking at a wider variety of options and support to diversify how we implement and engage communities in Para dance UK fundraising activities.
- To ensure that Para Dance UK and its representatives’ function within the legal and regulatory framework of the sector, and in line with Para Dance UK governing document.
- To uphold the fiduciary duty invested in the position
- Undertaking such duties in a way which continually strives for best practice in governance and confidence and trust in Para dance UK.
- To determine the overall direction and development of the charity through good governance and clear strategic planning.
Trustee meetings are held on a weekend every quarter (on Saturday’s, 1 every 3 months). The board also conduct monthly teleconferences for 1 hour (usually on Monday evenings) to discuss key Para Dance UK business.
This is a voluntary role. Para Dance UK will refund reasonable travel & subsistence expenses and work-related expenses.
If you would like to apply then please submit your CV and an accompanying 500-word statement, detailing why you would be a strong Board member for Para Dance UK. Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line reading: Para Dance UK – (Title of the role applying for) by 12:00 noon on August 12th.