Independent Non-Executive Director

Ref: 6792

Nottinghamshire Football Association

Chetwynd Business Park, Chilwell, Nottingham

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Grace Fakes

Senior Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6221


Primary Practice Group: Arts, Culture and Sports

Salary & Benefits: Voluntary with paid expenses.

Closing Date: 04/10/2023

Formal Interview Date: 7th November

The Nottinghamshire Football Association is seeking to appoint Independent Non-Executive Directors to join the Board to support the existing members with directing the business affairs of the organisation.

Collectively, the Board of Directors of Nottinghamshire Football Association are required to direct the business affairs of the Association and to determine the vision and strategy, plans, policies and financial investment required to achieve the Association’s aims. As such, individually and collectively, the Directors are accountable to the Membership and are tasked in supporting the sustainability and vision of the organisation. Directors are expected to be active board members, providing strategic oversight and to constructively challenge and review the Nottinghamshire Football Association’s strategic plan.

This is a fantastic opportunity to help support the development of grassroots football across the County. Nottinghamshire Football Association is inviting applications for the role of Independent Non-Executive Director of the Board. We are seeking individuals with Board leadership experience, who have a passion for the impact sport and, in particular football, has to enhance the lives of participants, the workforce and volunteer administrators across Nottinghamshire. You will be responsible for helping set and guide the strategy of the Board including ensuring corporate governance, supporting the executive and overseeing the affairs of the Nottinghamshire Football Association, and ensuring that the Board meets its obligations and responsibilities to its Members. You will hold a key role in helping to bring expertise to the Board as well as providing appropriate challenge and accountability surrounding the performance of the Nottinghamshire Football Association and ensuring that each Director fulfils their duties and responsibilities in delivering effective governance.

The following skillsets in particular are regarded as critical for the Board and are priorities for these appointments:

Human Resources
Commercial Law

If you believe you possess the skills and experience to help contribute to grassroot football development in Nottinghamshire, we encourage you to apply.

The Nottinghamshire Football Association is committed to tackling inequalities and discrimination. We want to ensure our board reflects the broad diversity of the region, recognising the essential dividends that a diversity of thought, enhanced creativity and audience engagement will bring. We welcome all individuals who share our passion and vision to apply, particularly women, individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds, the LGBTQ+ community and those with disabilities. All Board positions are voluntary.

For further details, including the job description, person specification, and information on how to apply, please visit quoting reference number 6792. Candidates wishing to apply 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.

The closing date for applications is 9am (BST) on Wednesday 4th October 2023. 

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