BF Board Equality Champion – Role Description

British Fencing (‘BF’) is fully committed to the principles of equality of opportunity and is responsible for ensuring that no job applicant, BF representative, volunteer or member receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation (together the ‘Protected Characteristics’).

BF recognises that we live in a diverse society and will be responsible for ensuring that there is open access to all those who wish to participate in all aspects of BF activities and that everyone is treated fairly.

BF will encourage partner organisations, including member clubs, to adopt, apply and demonstrate their commitment to the principles of equality and diversity.

The role of the Board Equality Champion is to lead and inform Equality , Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) discussion and planning within Board meetings, to ensure the Board prioritise these discussions and resource appropriately.



  1. Supporting BF to maintain EDI standards and embedding good practice
  2. Driving the development and implementation of the EDI action plan
  3. Ensuring EDI is embedded within the work, discussions and decisions of the Board
  4. Ensure that the BF Organisational Risk Log accurately reflects the identified risks and mitigation activities relating to EDI
  5. Promoting the importance of developing a culture of listening to those with lived experiences
  6. Providing support, check and challenge to the Executive team through regular meetings and discussions
  7. Promoting EDI at a strategic level to the wider network
  8. Ensure confidentiality is maintained
  9. Promote and demonstrate anti-discriminatory practice

Experience and Knowledge

  1. Basic understanding of BF’s EDI structure, policies and procedures
  2. Strategic insight into EDI issues and how they impact participation in sport
  3. Basic knowledge of BF’s policy and procedures related to safeguarding and protecting children, young people and adults at risk
  4. Basic knowledge of core legislation, government guidance and national framework for equality, diversity and inclusion.



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