19/03/2024- Vacancies


The British Fencing Board is looking for a new Independent Chair. Applications close on the 22nd April 2024.


The Board is seeking an individual with outstanding leadership skills and achievements, with the passion and commitment to devote to the Board and stakeholders at this exciting time for the sport.

The successful candidate will Chair one of the most diverse Boards in Olympic sport, and work closely with the Chief Executive. The ideal candidate is likely to have strong experience gained in a similar role within the sport sector, not for profit or wider corporate sectors.

Experience of working in an organisation that has a membership would also be helpful. In addition, this person is likely to have experience as a Trustee or Non-Executive Director with a strong understanding of risk and governance. They should have a collaborative approach and desire to bring their skills and commitment to further develop fencing across the country at grassroots and performance level, ensuring our sport remains inclusive to all.

This position has a 4 year period of office and that can be renewed for one further 4 year cycle.


The recruitment process is being run by Hartmann Mason, a specialist executive search firm.

To apply for the role, please email your CV with a brief cover letter (ideally as one document) to: [email protected].

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role or the application, please email Daryl on the same email address.

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.

Closing Date: 22nd April 2024

Remuneration: There is an honorarium payable with the role.

Term: The term is for four years and can be extended on a mutually-agreed basis for a further four year term.

Location: Flexible



Note on Independence – In accordance with the BF Articles 48.2

No person may be appointed to be an Independent Director (who may be a Member and who may be a member of any Affiliated Club or Associated Body) if he or she:
(i) is an employee of the Association;
(ii) has any other contractual relationship with the Association or any Affiliated Club or Associated Body, except for any Directors’ Agreements which may be entered into between the Association and the Independent Directors, which agreement shall be in terms appropriate for Independent directors and which do not compromise their independence;
(iii) has any other material relationship with the Association or any such club or body which could impair their impartiality or the perception of impartiality; or
(iv) has been in any position described in (i), (ii) or (iii) at any time within four years preceding the date of appointment.


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