Acorn Executive Search works in strategic partnership with the Welsh Sports Association when recruiting voluntary Board Members for governing bodies of Welsh sport.
Welsh Triathlon is one of the three Home Nations of the British Triathlon Federation. The three Home Nation Associations (the other two being Triathlon Scotland and Triathlon England) are responsible for all aspects of triathlon in their respective countries and contribute to the work of British Triathlon.
Welsh Triathlon is a fast-growing sport gaining in popularity and profile both Nationally and Internationally. In order to achieve its vision Welsh Triathlon is seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director who will broaden the skills base and diversity of the Board and support the next stages of growth of this dynamic organisation.
Welsh Triathlon is particularly seeking an applicant with skills and appropriate experience in the area of 'Safeguarding and Welfare'.
The deadline for applications is 17:00hrs on Monday 30th September 2019. Interviews will take place 11th and 12th October with the CEO and Chair of the Board. Please submit a CV with supporting covering letter which demonstrates specifically your suitability for this role. Please submit in the first instance via email@example.com
Please ensure that you expressly state the skills that you would bring to Triathlon.
Welsh Triathlon is committed to equality of opportunity for all and applications from any suitably qualified persons are encouraged. Details of their Equal and Diversity Policy can be found on their website: http://www.welshtriathlon.org/ under 'Resources' and then 'Policy Documents'.
Role Title:Non-Executive Director
Time Commitment:Approximately 2 days per month(elapsed time)
Remuneration:Voluntary (with expenses)
Location:Board Meetings are held in Cardiff; (However, attendance can be via digital platforms as and when required)
Term of Office:3 years
Director Role summary
*Setting the organisation's mission, vision, values and strategy
*Delegating appropriate authority to the Chief Executive, and monitoring and evaluating the implementation of policies, strategy and agreed objectives
*Ensuring that internal controls are effective
*Creating and maintaining positive and productive relationships with stakeholders
*Provide direction and support for staff members and volunteers, helping them achieve the aims of the organisation
*Providing mentoring and support to relevant staff members
In relation to the Board:
*Ensure Welsh Triathlon pursues its core purpose
*Ensure Welsh Triathlon's organisational structure and capability
*Develop organisational policies, monitor progress and evaluate their effectiveness - recommend changes as appropriate
*Create a strong and fulfilling working relationship with the other Directors
*Assume guardianship of the legal and financial integrity of Welsh Triathlon, as required under the Companies Act 2006
*Set risk appetite and oversee risk strategy
*Maintain careful oversight of any risk to reputation and/or financial standing of the organisation
*Participate in regular evaluation of Board performance
*Ensure compliance with relevant governance requirements
*Represent Welsh Triathlon, championing the organisation and its members at appropriate events, meetings or functions
*Build strong and dynamic relationships with Welsh Triathlon's members
*Actively promote the diverse social and health benefits of Welsh Triathlon
*Establish, nurture and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders including Sport Wales.
*Acting as an Ambassador for the Sport of Triathlon both within Wales and the whole of Britain.
The successful candidate will be a strong leader who recognises how sport and physical activity contributes to society and the health and wellbeing of individuals.
Previous Board experience is not essential but would be desirable. However, applications from candidates who have not previously served in a Board role but who can demonstrate the skills and competencies necessary to contribute to Welsh Triathlon are welcomed.
Knowledge of Triathlon is not an essential requirement for the role.
*Demonstrates robust, collaborative and inclusive leadership
*Experience in developing organisations
*Thorough understanding of and ability to implement good governance
*Awareness and understanding of Board responsibilities in a small business
*Ability to influence across the sporting landscape (Desirable, not essential)
*Excellent Communication Skills
*Organisation and effective planning
*Ability to develop and maintain effective professional relationships with a variety of stakeholders
*Can operate comfortably in different cultural situations
*Independence and objectivity
Acorn Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.