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Independent Non-Executive Committee Member (Investment Committee)

Sport England


Posted 1 week ago

Join Sport England's mission to transform lives through sport as an Independent Committee Member


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London, Canary Wharf

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Expires at anytime

Organisation Summary:
Sport England is dedicated to fostering a nation where sport and physical activity are a natural choice for everyone. With our 10-year strategy, Uniting the Movement, we aim to revolutionize communities and lives. Our commitment is to grow grassroots sport, promote physical activity across England, and support the sports sector. Embracing diversity and equality, we challenge discrimination and strive to make the benefits of sport and physical activity accessible to all.

  • Role Summary:
    • Participate in strategic decision-making processes as an Independent Committee Member.
    • Advise impartially, using your expertise to influence strategy and investment choices.
    • Attend in-person committee meetings in London four times a year.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Understanding of challenges, risks, and opportunities in the sports sector.
    • Ability to oversee and support ambitious strategic implementations.
    • Contribute to strategic decision-making effectively.
    • Demonstrable knowledge and passion for grassroots sports and physical activity sector.
    • Commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion.
    • High-level experience in public, commercial, social enterprise, or charity sectors.
    • Expertise in performance evaluation and the impact of strategic decisions on communities.
    • Experience in designing impact measurement frameworks and evaluation methodologies.
    • Familiarity with various investment models and strategic investment decision-making.

At Sport England, we want everyone regardless of age, background or level of ability to engage positively, with sport and physical activity. Our 10-year Strategy, Uniting the Movement, sets out our vision to transform lives and communities through sport and physical activity.

The role provides participation in the decision-making process. You will act as an impartial adviser, bringing relevant skills, knowledge and experience, and provide oversight to shape strategy and investment decisions. The Committee meets in-person (London Office) four times a year.

We are looking for two individuals who will join the committee as Independent Members. The ideal candidates will have a background and specialism either in: measurement and evaluation of programmes or campaigns including outcomes; or innovative public service delivery.

We work to grow and develop grassroots sport and help more people get active across England, by investing money in organisations and in places. We also provide support to the sport and physical activity sector to ensure it can work as effectively as possible. Sport England recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.

All candidates must be able to demonstrate in their application they meet a majority of the following criteria to a high standard: An understanding of the key challenges, risks and opportunities facing Sport England. Ability to provide oversight of and support for the implementation of an ambitious and innovative strategy. Ability to contribute effectively to strategic decision making. Demonstrable knowledge of and passion for the grassroots sport and physical activity sector and/or a similar environment where complex social and economic factors impact on behaviour and improve lives of communities. A commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and to unlocking the advantages of sport and physical activity for everyone.

In addition, candidates must demonstrate proven experience in the following areas: Working at the highest level in public, commercial, social enterprise or charity sectors. Assessing the performance, evaluation, and impact of strategic and / or major campaigns or programme decisions on communities. Designing and implementing impact measurement frameworks, tools, and evaluation methodologies. Knowledge of a variety of investment models, and utilising risk-appetite methodologies in strategic investment decision making.


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