Table Tennis England is a limited company and the Board comprises 12 Directors; the Chair, three Elected Directors, seven Appointed Directors and the Chief Executive Officer.
The Board is responsible for managing the business of Table Tennis England, working collaboratively with bodies such as National Council and the Members Advisory Group. It focuses primarily on strategy, governance, finance, risk, stakeholders and the oversight of the executive team which is led by the Chief Executive Officer. The Board is focussed on strategic leadership and not operational management. There are a number of Board sub-committees and all Directors are expected to sit on at least one sub-committee depending on their skills and experience.
A Non-Executive Director is a member of the Board who assumes the shared collective responsibility and fiduciary duty of the Board to determine and implement the company’s strategy and policies. It is important that the Board is made up of individual directors with a varied and complementary skillset, knowledge, experience and competencies. The Board has a diverse range of skills, experience and professional acumen from the table tennis family and from industry and business. The Board regularly monitors its own members through the skills matrix which is reviewed annually. All eligible candidates are welcome, however specific areas of expertise are currently being sought and include:
- Finance – a chartered accountant or an individual with significant relevant financial experience and who will chair the Finance and Audit Committee.
- Strategy and risk management.
- Income generation – fundraising, sponsorship.
- Health and Wellbeing - physical, mental.
- Diversity, Equality and Inclusion – social impact.
- Table Tennis – club development, coaching/coach education.
All prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to review the documents provided in the Pre-appointment Information Pack on our website. Current Board members are willing to speak to any prospective candidate and should you wish to have a confidential conversation please contact Vicky Wiegleb on firstname.lastname@example.org who will make the arrangements.
Personal Specification/Key Skills
In addition to professional and/or table tennis skills and experience there are key personal attributes that directors must be able to evidence:
- Understanding of and commitment to the legal and regulatory duties of a director.
- Understanding of and commitment to the highest standards of corporate and sports governance.
- Highest standards of honesty, integrity and credibility.
- A thorough knowledge of and commitment to Table Tennis England’s mission, objectives and core values.
- Effective influencing and communication skills with the credibility to build trust and nurture strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
- A knowledge of the structures, controls and politics of British and/or international sport.
- The ability to question intelligently, debate constructively, challenge rigorously and decide dispassionately.
- Tact and diplomacy with the ability to listen and engage effectively.
- The ability to work strategically as part of a team and to lead effectively in specific areas if required.
- A willingness to participate in meetings, ask questions and take responsibility.
- Tolerance and consideration of different views.
- A track record of acting in good faith and in the best interests of an organisation.
- Commitment to training and personal development.
Training will be offered and undertaken both individually and collectively by the whole Board throughout the term of office.
All Directors are required to take collective responsibility for the business of the Board which includes strategy, governance, finance, risk, stakeholders and oversight of the executive staff. Directors do not come to the Board solely to represent a particular interest group or to advance a singular agenda.
The role of the Non-Executive Director is:
- To promote the highest standards of corporate and sport governance throughout Table Tennis England.
- To make an effective contribution to the role of the Board in accordance with their legal and regulatory duties as a director.
- To act as a representative and strong advocate of the work of Table Tennis England.
- To promote a culture of openness, transparency and respect throughout Table Tennis England.
- To ensure that Table Tennis England acts responsibly having due regard to its reputation and that, as a National Governing Body, it does the right thing in the right way for its members and wider stakeholders including participants, volunteers, partners and funders.
- To ensure that Table Tennis England achieves its purposes in accordance with its articles and holds itself accountable to all its major stakeholders.
- To uphold Table Tennis England’s duty of care towards all participants, coaches, volunteers, officials and members of staff.
All Directors are encouraged and expected to:
- Initiate and develop contacts and communications with Leagues, Counties, Regions, clubs and individual members.
- Attend a number of National Council, General Meetings, Regional/National conferences; member activities eg tournaments, webinars.
Table Tennis England is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons, regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. A copy of the policy can be found on the Table Tennis England website.
Please submit your CV and a covering letter to email@example.com. For any questions about the role or to arrange a confidential discussion with either the Chief Executive Officer or a Board Director please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close at midnight on Wednesday 12 May 2021.
Interviews will be held w/c 17 May 2021 and will be virtual Dates to note – it is hoped that the successful candidates will be able to attend a Board meeting on Thursday 3 June and the virtual National Conference on Saturday 5 June.