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Independent Chairman

  • Organisation: British Disability Fencing
  • Salary: Voluntary
  • Closing Date: 31 March 2021 | Non Executive Director


British Disability Fencing is the National Governing Body for the Paralympic sport of Wheelchair Fencing in the United Kingdom, and is a charitable company limited by guarantee. The organisation is responsible for the strategic leadership and development of wheelchair fencing in the UK, the development of grassroots structures in fencing clubs for fencers of all disabilities and the management and selection of the national squad. Although a very small organisation, British wheelchair fencers currently hold the number 1 rank in the world in two different categories, two World Champions and has a World Class Programme funded by UK Sport and managed by the English Institute of Sport. 

Job Description

British Disability Fencing (BDF) is currently inviting applications for an independent chairman on its Board. The directors share the responsibility for overseeing the management and development of the organisation and implementation of its strategic objectives whilst observing the wishes of its members. The organisation is a small NGB seeking a merger with its bigger neighbour, British Fencing. Applications are welcome from individuals with the skills to lead this merger and move the organisation forward. As part of our commitment to a diverse and skilled board we are seeking individuals who can bring a dynamic energy and enthusiasm to the role, and demonstrate expertise and knowledge in one or more of the following areas:

  • Working with elite sports and/or athletes;
  • Business finance and strategy;
  • Commercial and/or partnership development;
  • Organisational governance;
  • Working on or with committees.

Whilst no remuneration is currently available for the role of chairman, all reasonable expenses will be paid when funds allow.

Please send a covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the role and a CV to The closing date for applications is midnight on Thursday 1 April 2021. Interviews will be held on 12th April 2021.

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