Board Director Vacancy - North Wales

14/09/2020

| Tennis Wales

We have a vacancy for a North Wales Director to join our Tennis Wales Board.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Tennis Wales is the Governing Body of tennis in Wales. Our vision is tennis opened up across Wales. We’re aiming to grow the game by making it relevant, accessible, welcoming & enjoyable across the country. We’ve published our strategy from 2020 – 2024 and are collaborating with the LTA, Sport Wales, and our partners and sponsors. 

Tennis Wales is looking to recruit a representative from North Wales (who must be a member of a registered place to play within the region) to join the Tennis Wales Board as a Director. As well as being a Director of Tennis Wales Ltd, the applicant will also be expected to liaise with the North Wales Committee.  The Director and North Wales Committee members will play an active role in delivering our strategy.

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 policymaking & 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.

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 meets five times a year across Wales and the North Wales committee meets five times throughout the year. The term of office is for three years initially (following formal election at the next North Wales Annual Open Meeting) with a maximum of two, three-year terms. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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 in North Wales. Desirable areas include: Welsh language, fundraising or facility / tennis club management  

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

 

Tennis Wales is an equal opportunities organisation and welcomes applications from all interested individuals. Please email a copy of your CV and a covering letter to Maria.Rees@tenniswales.org.uk explaining how you meet the criteria for selection and why you wish to join Tennis Wales.

We also ask that you complete our online Diversity Monitoring Form.

The deadline for applications is 30th September 2020.

Interview dates for shortlisted candidates will be agreed on an individual basis.

Please note that the successful applicant will be required to complete a Criminal Record Disclosure Form.

 

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