SportsAid is seeking new trustees to lead on and develop the charity’s work helping the next generation of British sporting talent. The newly-recruited members will join the Board of Trustees as SportsAid looks to build on the success of its 40th anniversary celebrations in 2016 and support British athletes towards their many milestones on the way to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang and Tokyo.
SportsAid has provided financial help and recognition to British sports people since 1976. The charity was the major funding source for most of the country’s top athletes until the arrival of National Lottery funding in 1997. SportsAid’s role changed to focusing on supporting young, talented emerging athletes and this remains the case today with over 1,000 athletes recipients of awards each year.
The new trustees will have a passion for sport and extensive experience in management and leadership roles. Commercial and financial experience are of particular interest with strengths in marketing, fundraising, strategy planning, legal, technology, education or human resources being of relevance too. You can download the full trustees advert here.
SportsAid is also looking to appoint a new Chair of trustees to lead the Board and help ensure the highest standards of integrity and good governance. The new Chair may be appointed from this open recruitment process or from the existing trustee group. The minimum commitment as a Board member will be to attend four board meetings per year in London.
In addition, there will be one half-day induction session and one half-day planning session. There will be an extra time commitment should you become involved with any of SportsAid’s sub-committees and in supporting the promotional work of the charity. Board positions are unremunerated but reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.
SportsAid has a rich history having supported many of the country’s most successful athletes at the beginning of their careers. The importance of SportsAid’s role was further re-affirmed during the summer when 150 medals were won for Team GB and ParalympicsGB across the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games by previous recipients of the charity’s help.