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Non-Executive Director (North Wales)
Ruthin, Denbighshire
Salary: Negotiable
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date:
Job Reference: BBBH27255
Added: 11 Jan 2022
Job Description
Tennis Wales are currently recruiting a Non-Executive Director to join their board from North Wales.

The successful candidate should already be a member of a place to play within the region and you will also join and liaise with the North Wales Tennis Committee.

They are the National Governing Body for Tennis in Wales and their vision is to see tennis more accessible, welcoming, enjoyable and relevant across the country. They have published their strategy from 2020 - 2024. The successful candidate and the North Wales committee members will play an active role in delivering this strategy.

This is a non-salaried position. Travel and other reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed for attendance at official meetings and events on behalf of Tennis Wales. The Tennis Wales Board and North Wales Committee meets five times a year across Wales. The term of office is three years initially (following formal election at the next Annual General Meeting) with a maximum of two, three-year terms.

Main purpose:

The Director will actively participate in Board meetings to enable the Board to reach decisions and make sure that the company's obligations are fulfilled. Director's take an active role in the policy making & strategic development for Tennis Wales at Board level, liaising with key stakeholders and supporting the CEO on a regular basis.

The Director will also liaise with the North Wales committee, working with other volunteers locally to deliver the North Wales County Plan as part of our vision for tennis opened up across Wales.


* To use their experience as an active member of the tennis community in North Wales to offer the Board a valuable perspective along with guidance on matters of concern.
* To make an informed contribution to the strategy and objectives of Tennis Wales, offering a view to the organisation in an objective & constructive manner.
* To take shared responsibility for the performance of the organisation, to ensure Tennis Wales achieves its objectives and aims, operating as a high performing organisation.
* To represent Tennis Wales externally with excellence, promoting the work of the organisation, creating links & introductions to new partners that deliver our strategy.
* To provide advice in relation to the finance & risk management of Tennis Wales, offering information, best practise examples in an impartial way for the Board.
* To guide and support the Chief Executive and the executive as requested on strategic projects related to Tennis Wales, using their knowledge of tennis.
* To provide insight, ideas and specialist advice to Tennis Wales that benefits the organisation and delivers our strategy.

Qualifications and experience required:

* Experience working at a senior level within an organisation, working at Board level or similar to make strategic decisions. Essential.
* Professional qualifications or experience that will benefit the Board, including knowledge of tennis. Desirable areas include: Finance and Education sector in Wales. Desirable.
* Excellent communication skills, working with other Board members, stakeholder, funding partners and colleagues in the organisation. Essential.
* An understanding of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of being a company director. Essential.
* Fluent in the Welsh language. Desirable.

For more information and the full list of responsibilities and requirements, please visit the full job description below.

To apply, you'll be required to provide an updated copy of your CV along with a supporting statement of why you wish to join Tennis Wales and how you meet the criteria.

For more information, please visit

Tennis Wales is an equal opportunities organisation and welcomes applications from all interested individuals.

Deadline for applications is 4pm on Wednesday 9th February 2022.

Acorn Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment.
Tennis Wales

Tennis Wales is the Governing Body of tennis with an exciting vision for the future. In partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association & Sport Wales we aim to open tennis up to more people. Tennis Wales support a growing infrastructure of 86 registered tennis venues, 22 Local Authorities, 220 schools and a superb network of charitable partners & sponsors. 

Opportunities with Tennis Wales 

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