An exciting opportunity exists at British Gymnastics Foundation for new Independent Trustees who can offer guidance, support, expertise and an objective perspective on the key matters of strategy, governance and financial affairs.
In order to expand and compliment the highly skilled existing Board, British Gymnastics Foundation is looking for up to three leaders, with a myriad of experiences across either business, sport or both. We have ambitions to support next generation leaders, so although helpful, previous Board experience is not essential for the role; and we have a good induction process to support all new Board members.
British Gymnastics Foundation is a young charity established in 2014. The Foundation enjoys a good working relationship with British Gymnastics, the National Governing Body for gymnastics in the UK. Through collaborative working, the British Gymnastics Foundation creates opportunities through gymnastics, to bring real improvements to the lives of people and communities most in need; transforming lives through gymnastics.
2020 has been a year to challenge us all, but with hard work and dedication, the past 12 months has seen the British Gymnastics Foundation’s most successful year to date, with a rapid increase in the number of beneficiaries supported within our public benefit programmes. Most notably, the Foundation’s Love to Move programme, which is an age and dementia friendly chair-based gymnastics programme, has developed online training courses and activity sessions to benefit the most vulnerable older people in our communities. Love to Move now has over 400 trained deliverers.
Since the COVID pandemic began, the Foundation’s Hardship Grants programme has also awarded over £140,000, saving 427 individuals from dropping out of the sport they love due to significant financial hardship.
If you have experience at Director or Senior Management level, British Gymnastics Foundation would like to encourage you to apply for this position which, will require an investment of time annually of approximately 4 – 8 days to help British Gymnastics Foundation deliver a Strategic Plan that will build on our successes and further develop the charity; helping us to reach out to more people who are most in need, transforming their lives through gymnastics. To complement our current Trustee skills, we are ideally looking for candidates with experience in any of the following areas: corporate sponsorship, health and adult social care, fundraising, education, marketing, franchising and/or programme upscaling.
British Gymnastics Foundation is committed to equal opportunities and aims to provide a discrimination-free environment for staff, volunteers and everyone involved in our work. We are committed to policy and working practices which are in line with the Equality Act 2010; and we warmly welcome the opportunity of working with a diverse range of people in all that we do. We are very proud to have advanced the inclusion, equality and diversity agendas through the work of our programmes to date; and this work has been recognised as contributing to the achievement of the Advanced Level of the Equality Standard for Sport, for British Gymnastics & the British Gymnastics Foundation.
Our Board meetings have been virtual over the past 12 months due to COVID-19 restrictions, but we aim to return to face-to-face board meetings as soon as is possible. If any candidates have accessibility requirements, we are committed to doing what is needed to ensure that they can participate in every aspect of our Board.
To apply for this exciting and challenging opportunity, please send a CV and covering letter to:
Patrick Bonner, Head of British Gymnastics Foundation
If you would like to have an exploratory conversation regarding the roles, please do email us and we will be happy to arrange a discussion with you.
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