Trustees

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Lord's Taverners

UK-wide with a Central London office base.

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Role Managed by:

Grace Fakes

Senior Research Associate

t: 020 7340 6221

e: grace.fakes@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Arts, Culture and Sports

Salary & Benefits: All roles are unremunerated and voluntary in nature with reasonable expenses covered.

Closing Date: 14/02/2023

Formal Interview Date: Week commencing 3rd April 2023

Lord’s Taverners work to empower and positively impact the lives of young people with disabilities facing the challenges of inequality. Our vision is for every young person to overcome these challenges and achieve their potential.

For more than 70 years, we have provided high quality, inclusive, and impactful cricket programmes to empower young people with disabilities and from areas of high levels of poverty to develop the knowledge, skills, capabilities, and confidence to overcome the hurdles of inequality, raise their aspirations, and achieve their potential.

We are now looking for five Trustees to join our Board at an exciting stage of our growth and development, as we undertake a significant transformation programme and deliver our new strategy. As a Trustee at the Lord’s Taverners, you will be at the heart of efforts to positively impact the lives of young people and use sport to shape better futures for them. The primary responsibility of Trustees at the Lord’s Taverners is to provide strong leadership and a clear sense of direction.

In 2021 alone, nearly 11,000 participants took part in our programmes. Of these, 88% said that they felt more independent as a result; 84% articulated how they now felt more optimistic about the future; 89% expressed how the programmes made them feel better about themselves; and 93% said they felt more included. Read our 2021 Impact Report here.

Of the five Trustees we are seeking, one of the positions is elected – that is, a position voted for by members of the Lord’s Taverners. We are hoping to appoint individuals possessing the requisite knowledge and experience in each of the following focused areas:

  • Trustee – Lived Experience
  • Trustee – Fundraising
  • Trustee – Membership
  • Trustee – Finance
  • Trustee – Entertainment (members only)

All Trustees will possess:

  • A demonstrable track record of inclusive leadership.
  • A commitment to – and enthusiasm for – the Lord’s Taverners’ vision.
  • A strong sense of culture and ethics which lends itself to the continued modernisation of the Lord’s Taverners.
  • Empathy with – and a demonstrable passion for – promoting sport amongst communities traditionally underrepresented in terms of participation.
  • An understanding of – and commitment to – the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusivity (EDI).
  • An awareness of the broad commercial context relevant to the Lord’s Taverners.
  • The ability to develop and deliver strategic priorities creatively.
  • Integrity, good judgement, and independence of mind.
  • A commitment to strong teamwork, accountability, and transparency.
  • An understanding of effective governance and boardroom dynamics.
  • Strong stakeholder management and networking skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and relationship building skills.

How to Apply – Entertainment Trustee

The Lord’s Taverners Board comprises up to 12 Trustees, three elected members voted for by the membership at the annual AGM and up to nine others appointed through an open recruitment process. The election and recruitment process are led by the Nominations Committee. Members are invited to apply for any Trustee position if they meet the skills required by the job description and skills required to fulfil the position. The Entertainment Trustee role is restricted to applications made by members only.

Candidates wishing to apply for this role should apply via the following email:  nominations@lordstaverners.org by 5pm on Tuesday 14th February 2023. Interested candidates should submit a CV (including comprehensive details of key achievements and responsibilities) along with a covering letter which fully addresses the competencies outlined in the role description and person specification. Members will receive separate communication from the Lord’s Taverners on the timelines and process for this Trustee position.

For more information regarding the role and requirements, please email Lord’s Taverners’ Nominations Committee at nominations@lordstaverners.org.

How to Apply – Lived Experience, Fundraising, Membership and Finance Trustees

Candidates wishing to apply for the above roles should apply via Perrett Laver. Interested candidates should submit a CV (including comprehensive details of key achievements and responsibilities) along with a covering letter which fully addresses the competencies outlined in the role description and person specification.

For more information regarding the roles and requirements, including the job description, person specification, and information on how to apply, please see below.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 14th February 2023 at 5pm (GMT)

For any initial enquiries regarding the roles, please contact Grace Fakes at grace.fakes@perrettlaver.com and +44 (0)20 7340 6221. 

Recruitment Timetable - Lived Experience, Fundraising, Membership and Finance Trustees

Longlisted candidates are invited to interview with Perrett Laver Monday 6th March – Friday 17th March 2023
The Selection Panel meets to decide upon a final shortlist for the post Monday 27th March 2023

Final Interviews with Lord’s Taverners

Week commencing 3rd April 2023

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Inclusion

Perrett Laver believes that excellence will be achieved through recognising the value of every individual. A broad range of perspectives, backgrounds and opinions amongst our global community of colleagues is crucial in maintaining our culture of openness, intellectual curiosity, and creativity. We take an active role in supporting under-represented communities and groups in becoming better and more fairly represented in the leadership of all organisations.

We also know that diverse and inclusive teams have a positive impact on our ability to identify, engage and secure candidates from these groups.

Our commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, identity, and experience drives us every day – for clients, for candidate identification and in the recruitment, development and retention of colleagues. 

To ensure inclusion on the basis of age, disability, ethnic or national origin, family circumstance, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, political or religious beliefs, race, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, we would like to specifically invite applications from under-represented groups.

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