Recruiting an Independent Director

We wish to recruit one Independent Director, for an initial four-year term and are now inviting applications. 

Our Independent Directors are appointed by the Board (Elected Directors, Independent Directors and CEO) based on the relevant skills and experience we are seeking.  In order to apply for this role you must be able to demonstrate that you have no association with an organisation in membership of Parkour UK at the time of your application. 

With our new governance structure, vision and mission, we need individuals who can help develop and maintain Parkour UK’s strategic focus and direct the changing organisation towards its future.  You would need to be able to make a commitment to Parkour UK and devote the necessary time, have strategic vision, independent judgement, an ability to think creatively and a willingness to speak your mind.

In particular, we are looking for an Independent Director who has skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Legal
  • Finance/Accountancy
  • HR skills
  • Public relations
  • Behaviour Change
  • Digital technologies/social media
  • Commercial rights and/or sponsorship
  • Local Government/regional issues

Ideally, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • An impressive track record of success in the private, public and/or voluntary sector
  • The ability to operate at Board level for a National Governing Body (NGB)
  • A good understanding of the role that sport plays in society
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically; the skills to challenge current thinking at Board level
  • A clear commitment to improving diversity and equality and understanding the needs of under-represented groups in sport
  • A good understanding of the UK’s sporting landscape.

In line with our Equality and Diversity Policy we are keen to achieve a more diverse Board of Directors and would welcome applications from those communities under-represented on the Board, in particular people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and women.

We can pay travel expenses and provide a full induction to the NGB’s work. You will be expected to attend at least four to six Board meetings a year, which are normally held at the Parkour UK’s offices in Westminster, London.  In addition we would encourage your attendance at a number of Parkour UK meetings and events, as well as our members events.

For more detailed information about Parkour UK and a list of the current Directors, please click here. For an informal discussion about the role of Independent Director please complete the interest form below, leaving your contact details and our Independent Chair, Stephen Mitchell will contact you directly.

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Please send a covering letter stating your interest, suitability for the role of Independent Director and CV to Stephen Mitchell, Independent Chair, Parkour UK, 4th Floor, Burwood House, 14-16 Caxton Street, London SW1H 0QT, or email to [email protected]. The closing date for applications is 5.00 pm on Wednesday 1st June 2016. Interviews will be held in June with appointment being made at our AGM in July/August 2016.

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