Independent Non-Executive Directors

Ref: 7311

Gloucestershire Football Association

Oaklands Park Stadium, Almondsbury, Bristol. BS32 4AG

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Role coordinated by:

Jake Smith

Senior Researcher

t: +44 (0) 20 3928 7374


Primary Practice Group: Arts, Culture and Sports

Salary & Benefits: This is a voluntary role - Pro Bono

Closing Date: 28/05/2024

Formal Interview Date: TBC - w/c 17th June

The Gloucestershire 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.

Football is the most popular sport in the County with over 51,000 registered players playing football in over 2,700 teams. Our main role is to develop and grow football participation, striving to ensure it is played in a safe and inclusive environment. As we look to the future, we are seeking to recruit two additional Directors who are engaged and inspired to take the Association forward as a business, reflecting and supporting the communities we represent.

This is a fantastic opportunity to help support the development of the organisation and grassroots football across the County. Gloucestershire FA is inviting applications for the role of Independent Non-Executive Director of the Board. We are seeking individuals who have a passion for the impact sport and, in particular football, has to enhance the lives of participants, the football workforce and volunteer administrators across Gloucestershire.

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 organisation, 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 Gloucestershire FA and ensuring that each Director fulfils their duties and responsibilities in delivering effective governance.

We are keen to ensure a variety of skills, professional experience and perspectives to capitalise on the benefits of a diverse, representative board ensuring we are best placed to support our business and enhance football participation across the county.

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

Commercial and Partnerships Director
Wellbeing and Safety Director

Successfully appointed candidates will demonstrate a passion for the power of sport, an inclusive leadership style and an understanding of the communities we serve. They will bring excellent communication skills and will be proactive in considering the views and needs of others allowing them to work collaboratively with our key stakeholders to enable our mission. Providing robust check and challenge and strategic acumen, they will work to ensure that we benefit from contemporary governance.

Location: Oaklands Park Stadium, Almondsbury, Bristol. BS32 4AG

Remuneration: This is a voluntary role.

Time Commitment: The Board meets 6 times a year. Occasional FA and Glos FA events when available.

Term: The appointment is for a three-year term.

The Gloucestershire Football Association is committed to tackling inequalities and discrimination. We want to ensure our board reflects the broad diversity of the county, 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.

For information on how to apply, please visit quoting reference number 7311. 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 Tuesday 28th May 2024.

Gloucestershire FA will be supported in this appointment by executive search firm Perrett Laver. Any initial enquiries should be directed to Jake Smith at and +44 (0)20 3928 7374.


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