Skateboard GB is recruiting a Chair Person

Do you have a passion for sport with the drive and commitment to help lead a dynamic and forward-looking national governing body of a new Olympic sport? 
Skateboard GB is seeking to appoint a permanent Chair to support and lead the delivery of its strategic plan, as it looks to support the growth and sustainability of the skateboarding community.

About Skateboard GB 
Skateboard GB (SBGB) is the UK-wide governing body for skateboarding with responsibility for Olympic and the World Class Performance programme, in addition to grassroots skateboarding and talent within England.

Skateboarding made its debut in the Tokyo Olympic Games and SBGB secured a bronze medal through skateboarder Sky Brown. Following this recent success we are entering a period of building capacity and capability to add value of the skateboarding community through our 2021-2032 Strategic Plan to be published in September 2021.

SBGB’s purpose is to give skateboarders the opportunity to “Skate More, Skate Better” ensuring we are skater-focused in everything that we do; we aim to lead, support, empower and facilitate. It’s the role of SBGB to add-value to the skateboarding community so that skateboarding continues to grow and thrive, with better and more spaces to skate, whilst providing best practise support so that skateboarding can take place in a fun and safe environment.

Skateboarding is different. It’s so much more than a sport; it’s culture, lifestyle, art, fashion, music and very much a part of the person who skates; if you skate, it’s part of you – skateboarding is wrapped up in your personality. This is why in everything we do, we have to be culturally sensitive and do what is right for skateboarding.

We are a young and small organisation which is growing and in recent receipt of public funding to support building the systems, programmes, capacity and culture required to fulfil the vision.

SBGB was formed by the skateboarding Home Nation governing bodies at the end of 2017 and in December 2020 restructured to include Skateboard England within its constitution, thus becoming responsible for grassroots skateboarding in England. Skateboard Scotland, Skateboard:NI and a soon to be set-up Skateboard Wales are responsible for grassroots skateboarding in the home countries.


About the Board & Chair 
The Board governs the organisation and has overall responsibility for the performance and direction of Skateboard GB.

The Chair will hold the Board and Executive Team to account for the Company’s mission and vision, providing inclusive leadership to the Board of Directors, ensuring that each director fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the company.

The Chair will also support, and, where appropriate, challenge the Chief Executive and ensure that the Board functions as a unit and works closely with the entire Executive of the company to achieve agreed objectives.

They will act as an ambassador and the public face of the company in partnership with the Chief Executive.

The appointment is for an initial three-year term, eligible for re-appointment for two additional terms.

The role is non-remunerated with reasonable out-of-pocket expenses reimbursed.

At this really important phase of building for Skateboard GB, its essential that the Chair is able to demonstrate an experience, understanding of and passion for skateboarding and it’s culture.

Skateboard GB encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, religion, belief or sexual orientation, and those with disabilities (for whom all reasonable adjustments will be made to enable them to fulfil their duties.).

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 15th October 2021.

Interviews will be held on 4th November 2021 in Central London.

Applications are sought from suitably qualified and experienced individuals through the submission of a CV, a covering letter which outlines their suitability for the role, and why they wish to be considered, this should be sent to James Hope-Gill, CEO, Skateboard GB: [email protected]

Full details for the position can be accessed HERE

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