The West of England Sport Trust (Wesport) is a Registered Charity (1114495) & Company Limited by Guarantee (05794916) and fulfils the role of the Active Partnership for the West of England, which covers Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, working with a network of organisations across this area. There are 43 Active Partnerships across England, all of whom are linked together via the Active Partnerships National Network.
Wesport’s vision is: Improving lives in the West of England through championing, developing, and delivering sport & physical activity. The mission is to: Create, Inspire, and Empower through Sport & Physical Activity. This describes what Wesport aims to achieve in the long-term and serves as a guide for choosing the current and future courses of action.
Wesport is seeking to add to its existing Board of non-executives, an independent Chairperson and additional Trustees to broaden the skills of the governing body. This is a voluntary role requiring approximately 1-2 days per month of Trustee time to fulfil role responsibilities.
Knowledge & Experience
The following areas have been identified as desirable areas of expertise:
To advocate for and represent Wesport positively at meetings, events or conferences
The Role of the Chair
Leading and managing the Wesport Trust Board including chairing meetings
Liaising with the Chief Executive to ensure that the Board actively and comprehensively
manages the Company’s business
Ensuring that the Board and the Chief Executive carry out the legal responsibilities
relating to a company limited by guarantee & a registered charity, its work and its staff
Promoting and working as an advocate of the role and objectives of Wesport
Building and maintaining working relationships with a range of key partners and
stakeholders from the public, private and third sectors
The Recruitment Process
Moon Executive Search has been appointed as chosen Search Partner to Wesport and will manage the recruitment process.
To register your interest, please send a copy of your latest CV or biography together with a supporting statement, explaining your motivations for applying for the role, how your skills, knowledge and experience match the requirements sought. To Sandy Hinks, Head of Charity Practice via firstname.lastname@example.org quoting MC02091 “WESPORT”.
Moon Executive Search is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all areas of society.