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Trustee & Chair of Audit Committee

Job Reference : YST1357
Job Expiry Date : 30 Oct 2017
Salary : N/A
Job Location : Loughborough
Recruiter : Youth Sport Trust
Publish Date : 19 Sep 2017

Job Summary

A commitment of up to 9 days per annum

Trustee x1

Chair of Audit Committee x1

Loughborough

Do you believe in the power of sport to offer life lessons, develop life skills and affect young people’s life chances?  Are you passionate about building a brighter future for the next generation? If so, then this Trustee role with the Youth Sport Trust is the role for you.

We are all about changing lives through sport.  We are skilled in the use of physical education, physical activity and sport to unlock young people’s potential; we believe every child has a right to physical literacy, and work tirelessly to increase equality.  We have a track record in developing creativity, aspirations, resilience and empathy all through the unique vehicle of sport.

Over the past 4 years the work of the Youth Sport Trust has reached 4 million young people and we have trained thousands of practitioners.  The organisation is now the leading national charity working with schools on youth sport. We have been fortunate enough to work closely with government to influence policy and deliver national strategy, as well as in delivering and co-creating projects for a range of Trusts, Foundations, Lottery distributors and Corporates.  We are now seeking two Trustees to join our Board of Directors to influence key strategic and managerial issues and ensure we meet performance objectives.

As a Trustee you will work to guarantee the highest standards of integrity and governance, and help ensure statutory requirements are met. We will look to you to make sure financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible as well as provide expert advice on all matters of Board business. You will also monitor and review the executive teams’ activity and provide challenge and feedback as needed to enhance their performance. Important will be the ability to help the Board maximise impact for the young people we support as well as ensure they deliver business targets without compromising our moral position and brand.

The Youth Sport Trust was established in 1995 by our benefactor and President, Sir John Beckwith supported by our Vice President Duncan Goodhew. The organisation is now the leading national charity working with schools on youth sport and is looking for a Chair who thrives on accountability, and is unfazed by the responsibility of being the guardian of our reputation.  We are looking for someone who will champion all we stand for and will promote our work through external relations and stakeholder engagement.

Naturally, you will have knowledge and a genuine interest in the education and/or sport sector and/or youth sector too. Commercially astute, you will have sound business judgement and the ability to challenge and constructively criticise. You will have good diplomatic, communication and interpersonal skills too. A background in the voluntary sector, education, public health, and/or sport would be highly valued. One of the roles will have responsibility for Chairing the Audit Committee and as such relevant financial experience will be essential for this role.

If you share our passionate belief in the benefits of sport for young people, and have the skills and energy to take a successful charity onto the next stage of its development please send in a comprehensive CV and covering letter to jobs@youthsporttrust.org. For more information on this role please go to http://jobs.youthsporttrust.org.

Youth Sport Trust positively welcomes and seeks to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment. We encourage applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality.  

Closing date: 10am on 30 October 2017

Interview date: 16 November 2017 in Loughborough

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