Scottish Archery: Independent Director

By iSportconnect | July 21, 2016

Location: Home with Board meeting attendance

Closing Date: 19 August 2016

Position Overview:

Working within a skills-based Board, the primary role of a Director is to support by:

  • Providing entrepreneurial insight for the Organisation within a framework of prudent and effective controls enabling risk to be assessed and managed;
  • Setting the Organisation’s strategic aims, ensuring that the necessary financial and other resources are in place to meet its objectives
  • Reviewing management and organisational performance
  • Setting the Organisation’s values and standards and ensuring that its obligations to its members and other stakeholders are understood and met.

You would be expected to perform your duties (whether statutory, fiduciary or common law) faithfully, diligently and to a standard commensurate with the functions of your role and your knowledge, skills and experience.

You must have particular regard to the Financial Reporting Council’s UK Corporate Governance Code and associated Guidance on Board Effectiveness in respect of the role of the Board and the role of its Independent Directors.

You must exercise your powers in your role as a Director with due regard to relevant obligations under prevailing law and regulation, including the Companies Act 2006, the UK Corporate Governance Code and associated guidance, the UK Listing Authority’s Listing, Prospectus, and Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

Decision Making Responsibilities

You should have particular regard to the general duties of Directors in Part 10 of the Companies Act 2006, including the duty to promote the success of the company under which all Directors must act in the way they consider, in good faith, would be most likely to promote the success of the organisation for the benefit of its members as a whole. In doing so, as a Director, you must have regard (among other matters) to:

  • the likely consequences of any decision in the long term;
  • the interests of the Organisation’s employees [should the Organisation have any in the future;
  • the need to foster the Organisation’s relationships with all relevant stakeholders;
  • the impact of the Organisation’s operations on the community and the environment;
  • the desirability of the Organisation maintaining a reputation for high standards of conduct; and
  • the need to act fairly as between the members of the Organisation

Unless the Board specifically authorises you to do so, you shall not enter into any legal or other commitment or contract on behalf of the Organisation.

Practical Requirements

Independent Directors are required to attend Board meetings held throughout the year which may meet physically or virtually and to attend the Company’s Annual General Meeting.

Person Specification (Knowledge, Skills & Attributes)

The following personal attributes and skills are required in order to perform successfully as an Independent Director:

  • – integrity
  • – the ability to think and act strategically
  • – sound judgment and problem solving abilities
  • – a willingness to accept challenge and also to effectively challenge others
  • – ability to provide independent counsel
  • – ability to communicate ideas
  • – leadership and self-awareness, ability to gain respect and attention
  • – critical thinking, creativity and strategic awareness
  • – possess a ‘critical friend’ mentality
  • – availability to prepare for and attend meetings
  • – an ability to identify potential problems and deal with risk
  • – understanding of not-for-profit organisations

How to Apply

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