British Canoeing Events is seeking to appoint an Independent Non-Executive Director to the Board, with significant Board and events experience and qualifications. The successful candidate will also sit on the Governance and Risk Committee of the Board 

British Canoeing Events is a subsidiary company of British Canoeing, the National Governing Body for Paddlesport in the UK. British Canoeing incorporates several disciplines, including the Olympic disciplines of Slalom and Sprint and is responsible for the growth and the development of the sport in England. The British Canoeing strategic plan, Stronger Together 2022-26 was launched in March 2022 building on the successful delivery of Stronger Together 2016-2021. It can be accessed here.

The role of the Board of British Canoeing Events is to ensure robust governance around the international events which are secured by British Canoeing and which will be delivered through British Canoeing Events.

The Board will be responsible for approving and monitoring the strategic plan around the events, ensuring that the necessary financial and human resources are in place for the company to meet its objectives, monitoring risk and ensuring that the events are delivered in line with the comprehensive policy framework within British Canoeing Events. The Board will also be responsible for ensuring that British Canoeing Events is compliant with the Tier 2 requirements of the Code for Sports Governance. 

Candidates for this role should be able to demonstrate previous board experience and have experience within the events industry, preferably within the sports sector. An interest and involvement in Paddlesport or some other sport is desirable but not essential.

British Canoeing Events is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse Board members and fostering a culture where equality, diversity and inclusion are the heart of everything it does. British Canoeing Events particularly encourages applications from candidates from underrepresented groups.

This is a voluntary position. The duties of the post require around 1 day per month. Normal expenses will be reimbursed.

Full details of the role can be found in our Role Description here.

To apply for this position please click the APPLY button. Our application process requires you to submit a CV and covering letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role. 

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