26/01/2021- Vacancies

Non-Executive Director – British Fencing

British Fencing is seeking to recruit to the Board, a Non-Executive Director (NED) with specific skills in IT /Digital, Finance, Legal or HR. 

British Fencing is inviting NED applications from individuals with at least one of the following skillsets: IT/Digital, Finance, Legal, HR.

To be appointed on an initial term to be confirmed.

We would actively welcome applicants from a diverse set of backgrounds. Applicants may be independent and require no fencing experience.

The Board of British Fencing (BF) is responsible for the overall governance, development and management of the sport of fencing in the UK. The Board sets the strategic direction of the sport and consists of twelve Directors, of whom eight are elected and four appointed by the Board.

Why join BF as a NED?

Throughout these recent challenging times, British Fencing has continued to work hard to support our members, clubs and delivery partners – adapting and innovating to overcome the restrictions we have faced and keep our communities supported and informed through increased collaboration and communication. Our priority now is on the restart and recovery of grassroots fencing from a strong foundation, supported by our funding partners Sport England and UK Sport. For our performance fencers, it is an exciting time as we were awarded Progression funding from UK Sport in Dec 2020 and our participation programmes like Muslim Girls Fence, funded by Sport England, provide a foundation for our Sport for Social Change ambitions.

For information on our Board see:  https://www.britishfencing.com/about-us-zone/the-board-zone/board-directors/

For information on the role of a Director see:  https://www.britishfencing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BF-Board-Director-Responsibilities-v2.0.pdf

Applications should be sent to the Chair of British Fencing at [email protected] in the form of a covering letter and curriculum vitae.

Closing date: 26th March 2021.

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