Non-Executive Director

Organisation British Athletes Commission

Location Meetings generally take place in London

Hours of Work Five half days per year

Salary & Benefits £212.00-day rate

Closing Date 13 July


The British Athletes Commission (BAC) is seeking to appoint two Non-Executive Independent Directors, ideally with commercial experience and a strong legal, governance, and mental health background. Previous board experience is not necessarily a requirement but an interest in sport and athlete welfare is essential. The initial appointment will be for a four year period and potentially renewable for one more term of four years.

The BAC is supported by UK Sport to ensure that UK elite athletes in the World Class Performance system train and compete within a fair, supportive and transparent system. At a time of heightened awareness for the need to support athlete welfare in the UK the BAC is looking to reshape its focus and direction to ensure it fully meets the needs of its members. Responding to the 'athlete voice' review commissioned by UK Sport and the Duty of Care recommendations made by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, the Non-Executive Director will be expected to contribute effectively to the future direction of the organisation. The BAC is actively seeking individuals with skills and experience in legal, governance and mental health.

This is a fantastic opportunity to help shape the strategy and ongoing development of the BAC at a critical time for the organisation.


The main duties of the Independent Non-Executive Director will be:

• To contribute to the effective monitoring of strategic objectives and provide informed challenge and debate in relation to all aspects of BAC activity
• To advise, guide, challenge and support the executive team
• To act as an ambassador of the British Athletes Commission


• An impressive track record of success in the private, public and/or voluntary sector
• The ability to operate effectively at board level
• Ability to think creatively and strategically; the skills to enhance and constructively challenge current thinking at Board level
• A clear commitment to improving athlete wellbeing and understanding the needs high performance athletes, with particular reference to athlete mental health
• A willingness and ability to develop a solid and collaborative working relationship with the executive team
• An understanding and experience of the legal and governance aspects is essential

The successful individual will be able to demonstrate independent judgement, clear strategic thinking, the ability to think creatively and gravitas.

Independent Non-Executive Directors will be full members of the Board and will be expected attend all Board meetings.

The Board currently holds five half-day face-to-face Board meetings per year. Board teleconferences may take place in between these, in exceptional circumstances, generally on weekday evenings.

The BAC is keen to attract a wide pool of talent to their board and as such we welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, race, colour, sex, marital status, religion, ethnic origin, nationality, disability or sexual orientation.

As these appointments are for Independent Directors, candidates must not have been employed by the BAC, or been Directors of the BAC, in the ten years prior to their application. 

How to apply

Individuals wishing to discuss the role further prior to application can contact the Chair of the BAC, Victoria Aggar, at

All applications should include a covering letter stating why you would be suitable for this position alongside a current CV and sent to

All applications must be received by 17:00hrs Friday, 20th July 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interviews, which will take place week commencing 30th July.

0203 126 4270

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