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Trustee board members

Yorkshire Sport Foundation has a fantastic opportunity to join our Board to make a real difference to people’s lives in South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire through movement, physical activity and sport.

Trustee board members

The Board of Trustees monitors, influences and guides the overall direction of the charity, to ensure that it meets its legal and charitable obligations and fulfils its mission and objectives. Our Board is made up of senior, talented leaders with a variety of skills and experience.

The individual appointed will be passionate about sport and physical activity, and be motivated to make a positive difference to the work of the organisation. The successful applicant will also have some experience of an influencing role within a charity, corporate or public sector organisation and excellent communication skills. Equity, diversity and inclusion are core to everything we do and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds.

We are seeking Trustees to provide expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Health Sector e.g. NHS, Integrated Care Boards, Primary Care Networks
  • Local Authority – in particular 'leisure sector'
  • Sports structures e.g. National Governing Body, Sports Foundations,
  • Disability Sport and/or those with limiting lifelong conditions
  • Digital Technology

We are one of 42 Active Partnerships in England, working closely with and primarily funded by Sport England, and a Company Limited by Guarantee with Charitable status.

Our purpose is to encourage more people to be active and play sport and do this through supporting our partners through connecting, influencing and providing opportunities to be active.

A third of us are inactive – as a charity we work closely with partners to help individuals and communities overcome barriers and build healthy habits for life. Our work is increasingly focused in tackling inequalities and reducing inactivity in areas where it is needed most.

Find out more about us here www.yorkshiresport.org/about

Board members will serve on a voluntary basis, although normal expenses will be paid. We have six Board meetings per year and you will be invited to other events and meetings throughout the year.

If you are interested we'd love to hear from you. The Board member pack and application process is available in the 'supporting documents' at the bottom of this page.

Closing date for applications is Monday 23 October 2023 at 9am.

We recognise and embrace the benefits of having a diverse Board, and see increasing diversity at Board level as an essential element to achieve our stated aims and objectives. A truly diverse Board will include and make good use of differences in the skills, experience, background, race, gender and other qualities of Board member. As a reflection of this commitment we will maintain a balance of no more than 70% of any of these factors.

These differences will be considered in determining the makeup of the Board and be balanced appropriately whenever possible. All Board appointments are made on merit, in the context of the skills and experience required to fulfil its responsibilities.

Supporting Documents:

chair-and-trustee-pack-2023-v26.pdf (PDF, 1.1 Mb)

Yorkshire Sport Foundation is not responsible for the accuracy of information provided by third-parties and accepts no liability relating to any information contained on the site. If any contact details have been provided, It is recommended that you contact them directly.

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