Applications now open for Independent Chairperson of Canoe Wales

Independent Chairperson

Do you have an interest in sport, exceptional management skills, and the desire to put these to good use by volunteering to help run the National Governing Body for paddle sport in Wales?

Canoe Wales is currently seeking an independent chairperson to join our volunteer board of directors and help drive the organisation towards becoming a leading National Governing Body for sport in Wales. This post would be for an initial term of 2 years and is open to anyone who is currently not involved in administration or management of canoeing or paddle sport in Wales.

Key responsibilities for the Independent Chairperson

  • Provide strong and effective leadership to the Board and Canoe Wales;
  • Ensure effective governance throughout the organisation;
  • Attend meetings with strategic partners including Sport Wales and British Canoeing and be an ambassador for Canoe Wales at public events;
  • Work closely with the General Manager to oversee the management of the Canoe Wales Strategic Plan.

Candidates for this position should be able to demonstrate effective Board experience, an understanding of governance issues and commercial or non-profit experience. Successful candidates do not need to have experience within the sport sector and applicants from other sectors who can bring in fresh ideas are welcome. In particular, we are looking for people who can offer skills, knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Governance
  • Legal Compliance
  • Public sector or Charity sector
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Safeguarding of children and adults at risk

At Canoe Wales we are committed to equality of opportunity and encourage applications from representatives of all people in our community – including those with no specific sporting background.

Whilst no remuneration is available for this role, all reasonable expenses incurred will be reimbursed in accordance with the Canoe Wales expenses policy.

Further information and an Application Form can be found in the Recruitment Pack below. To submit your application, please fill out the Application Form and the optional Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form and submit them through our online application portal here.

The closing date for applications is 14 July 2017.

Recruitment pack

Independent Chairperson Role Description 

Understanding the Role of the Chairperson

Canoe Wales Articles of Association

Canoe Wales Strategic Plan

Application Form

Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form

For further information about the role, or if you have any trouble accessing our online application portal, please contact the General Manager, Jen Browning, at or on 07496 018281. 

Canoe Wales values diversity and works to advance equality. Upon submitting your application to Canoe Wales we will kindly ask all applicants to complete our Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form. The information you provide is anonymous and only used for diversity reporting purposes. We hope you will complete this survey to help us in our commitment to equality and diversity. However, the survey is optional and whether you choose to enclose it will not affect your application.

31 May 2017