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Chair (Voluntary) – Federation of Disability Sport Wales

author icon author icon 8 January 2019 author icon Vacancies

An opportunity to lead a dynamic Board and drive a strategy for inclusive physical activity (including sport) in Wales

The Federation of Disability Sport Wales (DSW) is looking to appoint a passionate, innovative and knowledgeable Chair to lead the dynamic Board and team in strategic review and into an exciting time of transition within Welsh Sport.

Key Roles

  • To provide inclusive leadership to the Board acting in the long-term interests of DSW
  • To be an advocate and ambassador for Disability Sport Wales with existing and new partners, and maintain robust relationships with key stakeholders (sponsors, funders and Welsh Government)
  • To provide support and advice to the CEO and appraise her/his performance
  • To take responsibility for the Board’s composition, induction, development and performance management
  • To safeguard appropriate Board and staff succession planning
  • To ensure Board carries out its essential functions, by planning the business to be conducted, ensuring a voice for all, reaching appropriate conclusions, and ensuring accurate records are kept
  • To ensure Board operates in accordance with the Governance and Leadership Framework Wales
  • To ensure that the Board delegates sufficient and appropriate authority to sub-committees and staff.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Evidence of success (within or outside of the Sport Sector) in a Charity, Education, Military, Corporate or Professional Services environment
  • Evidence of leadership in a change environment
  • Evidence of the ability to act with professionalism and probity, and with a strong philosophy of equity, inclusion and diversity
  • Experience of Fundraising and Events and/or Human Resources and Employment would be beneficial

To apply please email your CV and a statement outlining your suitability for the role of Chair by the 14th January 2019 to:

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