British Water Ski & Wakeboard (BWSW) is the recognised national governing body of the sport 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: https://www.bwsw.org.uk/about-us/ Following on from the adoption of new articles of association and a more streamlined management system, BWSW now seeks an Independent Director with the skills to advise the Board and oversee the organisation. In terms of diversity women are under represented on the Board and we particularly welcome applications from women. We welcome applicants from all sectors of society and in particular from under-represented groups, based on their skills and experience.
TERMS OF APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTORS (“Directors”) OF THE BRITISH WATER SKI & WAKEBOARD FEDERATION LIMITED (trading as British Water Ski and Wakeboard) (“the Organisation”) 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, working 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 and performance
• act in the interests of the Organisation
• take appropriate professional advice in matters from time to time
• act in an external role on behalf of the Organisation, by networking and liaising with key stakeholders, sponsors and funding partners as requested from time to time
• Assist in an area with a specific portfolio to be agreed (examples include Welfare and Safety, Anti-Doping, Diversity and Inclusion)
• Contribute to organisational development and business strategy through constructive challenge and input as requested from time to time Time Commitment There are usually 6 to 8 board meetings in a year (typically held via video conference), however any candidate should be willing to also make a meaningful contribution outside of board meetings.
Some additional ad hoc travel may be required (reasonable travel expenses paid). Other Requirements Each Director should ensure that they have read and satisfied themselves that they can and will adhere to the requirements set out in our terms of reference which sets out more general duties of Directors (for example acting without conflicts of interest): https://www.bwsw.org.uk/resources/committee-terms-of-reference/ Candidate 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. Good 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 Covering letter and CV to email@example.com by the closing date. To arrange an informal discussion on the role or for any questions please contact Patrick Donovan - firstname.lastname@example.org