Chair of Energize STW

A voluntary position

An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen for an exceptional and inspirational leader to undertake the role of Chair of Energize Shropshire Telford and Wrekin.

At Energize, we believe lives are improved by being active and so we're on a mission to influence change at all levels so that living an active lifestyle is normal behaviour for individuals, organisations and the whole of society. We strive to tackle inactivity and address inequalities in participation. Do have a read of our website to learn more about what we do and how our highly dedicated and passionate team deliver on our mission.

Working closely with the Board of Trustees, senior leadership team and staff our new Chair will ensure we work collaboratively with Sport England and other local stakeholders across the public, private and voluntary sectors in improving lives and empowering communities using the power of physical activity and sport.

Tackling inequality is also at the heart of our vision and we welcome and support difference and value the ideas / contributions this brings. Our aim is to make sure that equality, diversity and inclusion run through everything we do as an organisation and would want a Chair who would be a strong advocate for this.

The role of the Chair is to provide leadership and direction to the Board of Directors through fulfilling several functions, including:

  • To lead the Board in ensuring that it fulfils its responsibilities for the governance of the organisation by ensuring that the charity acts in accordance with the Articles and by managing its activities.
  • To work in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer helping him or her and the senior management team achieve the mission of the organisation.
  • Be an Ambassador for Energize and physical activity/sport agenda.

We are seeking applications from individuals who want to utilise their collaborative leadership experience, commercial acumen and wider skills to enhance the lives of the population of Shropshire Telford & Wrekin and lead this forward-thinking sports charity into the next stage of its development.

For an informal discussion, please contact our recruitment partners Laurence Wolahan or Margaux Shipley at Hays Executive on 020 7259 8743 or 07764 902 591.

To apply, send your CV and covering letter to [email protected] stating why you are interested in the post of Chair, how you believe you match the role specification and in what ways you meet the criteria set out in the job description, to our retained consultants Hays Executive.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 27th May 2019

Energize interviews will be conducted on 20th June 2019

The above dates are subject to change.

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