Vice-chair & Senior Independent Director

Organisation Active Sussex

Location Brighton, East Sussex

Hours of Work Approximately 2 hours per week

Salary & Benefits £0 (out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed)

Closing Date 09 March


Description: This role is a voluntary non-executive director on the Active Sussex Board. The Vice-chair will support the Chair as principal point of contact between the Board and the Chief Executive. It is a senior leadership position with a focus on, (i) corporate development and sport strategy, and (ii) act as the Trust's nominated Senior Independent Director


Role of the Vice-chair & Senior Independent Director

o Has oversight of the Trusts' business development and sports strategy

o With the Chief Executive, is an advocate for Active Sussex by supporting the creation of a clear purpose, a vision of success, supportive values and an engaging business strategy

o Acts as an independent director, who is appointed by the Board to act as Senior Independent Director. Responsibilities include:

- providing a sounding board for the Chair
- serving as an intermediary for the other directors when necessary
- acting as an alternative contact for stakeholders to share any concerns if the normal channels of the chair or the organisation's management fail to resolve the matter or in cases where such contact is inappropriate; and
- leading on the process to appraise the chair's performance

o Supports the Chief Executive in securing financial income from commercial and other sources by encouraging financial investment from partner agencies, commercial organisations and others

o Deputises for the Chairperson as required

o Works with the Chair to achieve the points above

Equality and Diversity:
Active Sussex have adopted a target of maintaining a minimum of 30% of each gender on its Board and to progress towards achieving gender parity and greater diversity generally on the Board, including, but not limited to, Black, Asian, minority ethnic (BAME) diversity and disability. Applications are therefore particularly welcomed from people with disabilities and BAME groups as they are all currently under represented within the Active Sussex Board.

How to Apply?

To view the recruitment pack, role description, person specification and trustee declaration of eligibility; please visit:

Candidates should submit their CV, together with a covering letter which expresses their rationale and interest for applying along with how they meet the role and person specification, plus a signed copy of the declaration (PDF).

01273 642438

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