24 October 2019

Dean Woods


Board vacancies

We seek an experienced Equality and Diversity leader to review our policies, practice and experiences and ensure that gender equality and wider inclusion is indeed at the heart of everything we do.

In addition, we are seeking a fundraising/ commercial strategy lead to build on our successful corporate partnerships and bring further funding into our sport.

The England Korfball Board would like to thank Dave Roberts and Denise Richards who stepped down from the England Korfball Board in July.

Dave was instrumental in undertaking a commercial strategy review and as such shaped the development of the 200 club and our fund-raising priorities. Denise brought experience of safe-guarding within the sports sector.

Join our team!

England Korfball is seeking new Board Members with Equality and Diversity and Fundraising/ commercial strategy experience

England Korfball is seeking new members for its Board to support the growth. The Board wish to recruit two people of high quality with experience/ expertise in Equality & Diversity and fundraising/ commercial strategy to add to the existing committed volunteers and help form and influence the strategic direction of the organisation.

Are you interested in sport, can think and act strategically and bring expertise from a sport or other professional context in equality and diversity and/or fundraising? Then we’d love to hear from you!

For an informal discussion, please contact England Korfball Chair, Ellen Pearce via email.

These are voluntary positions with the remit to help form and influence the strategic direction of the organisation.

The Board

England Korfball is a membership organisation and as such is membership owned. The Board represents the interests of the members and we use skills based criteria to identify the make up of experience/expertise of Board members.

The EK Board comprises up to ten people with a range of elected and appointed officers who will be able to provide the skills and expertise to meet the needs of the sport. EK are seeking to fill up to two positions.

The board members fill a variety of roles. Independent directors, will possess specific skills that the organisation needs now as well as offering an objective, independent view. It is essential that the independent members bring a strategic, objective and balanced view to the role whilst recognising the interests of the members.

Most Board members will also Chair a sub-committee and/or lead a programme of work. We are specifically looking for new members to oversee a new Equality and Diversity programme and to take a strategic lead on our fundraising and commercial revenue strategy.

The Board meets roughly six times each year, usually by conference call in the evening but with occasional face-to-face meetings at weekends. The Board oversees a set of technical committees and working groups that are formed to pursue and deliver EK’s strategic operating plan.

The Role

Board members can serve up to two consecutive three-year terms. It is anticipated that the time commitment is one to two days per month after the induction period.

This includes attendance at up to six Board meetings and participation in at least one of the Board committees/or work programmes. Face-to-face meetings are usually held in London, but other meetings are usually by conference call.

Expenses will be paid in accordance with EK’s expense policy.

Skills and Experience

England Korfball is currently seeking Board members with experience in Equality and Diversity and Fundraising as a priority. Our aim is to ensure there is expertise within the group to cover all these strategic areas. If you also have experience of other areas, please highlight this in your application.

How to apply

Complete an application form and send onto Hannah Stockley via email.

Full details for the role is available here.