The CSP Network leads, supports and represents the 44 County Sports Partnerships across England which are committed to transforming lives by growing grassroots sport and championing active lifestyles.
We are looking to recruit a new Chair to help lead and champion our network and guide our future direction.
This is a really exciting time to join us – we are moving into the next phase of our evolution as strategically influential agencies with a key role in helping deliver the Government strategy for sport and partnering with Sport England to support the local delivery of its strategy to tackle inactivity and maximize the social and economic impact of sport.
Our future Chair could be drawn from within our membership of CSPs or from outside the network, but you will share our passion for the power of grassroots sport and physical activity to transform lives, and it is likely you will have an understanding of, and access to important networks or contacts, in the sport and physical activity sector. You will also need to be committed to our aims and values, and to equality and diversity.
Purpose of the Role
To ensure effective governance, provide effective leadership and be the public face of CSP Network
1. Provide leadership for the Network of 44 independent CSPs across England, through influence and natural authority, to be a collective force to unlock the power of sport and physical activity to transform lives
2. Represent the network as a trusted interlocutor with key national stakeholders
3. Chair the CSPN Board, ensuring the CSPN fulfils its purpose and is a model of high performance
4. Lead the Board in ensuring sound governance of the organisation
5. Partner with the CSPN Chief Executive to fulfil the above.
Time and commitment
The role is estimated to take 3-4 days a month including 4 Board meetings per annum plus some subcommittee meetings, 2/3 conferences per annum, meetings with stakeholders as required, liaison with the Chief Executive and staff team meetings from time to time. About 2/3 of this time is likely to be in Central London.
The appointment is for 3 year term, and up to two consecutive terms can be served.
The Chair is appointed by the Board through an open recruitment process
The Chair can be drawn from within our membership of CSPs or from outside the network.
The role is voluntary. Travel and other reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
The role is non-remunerated but expenses will be reimbursed.
For more information visit http://www.cspnetwork.org/news/csp-network-seeks-new-chair
In order to apply you should submit:
• An up-to-date CV which shows your full career history – we recommend that this is no longer than three pages;
• A supporting statement explaining why you are interested in this role detailing how you meet the skills we are seeking – we recommend that this is no longer than two pages;
• Indicate if you cannot attend the interview date.
Please send your application, by email to Nicki Couzens: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date - Applications should be received by 9am on Monday 6th November 2017.
You will receive an acknowledgement and we suggest that if you don’t receive this, you contact us to ensure that it has arrived. Using a secure email address and putting the job title/organisation in the subject line reduces the chances of any email going into spam
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