British Wheelchair Basketball, the National Governing Body for wheelchair basketball in the United Kingdom, is recruiting for a new Chair to drive and cultivate the organisation’s ambitious strategic vision through to Tokyo 2020 and beyond.
It is an exciting time in the sport’s history with all four GB teams claiming historic international successes, the domestic leagues broadcast on a national stage, delivery of innovative participation opportunities, new commercial partnerships being forged and the sport recently launching its new brand identity.
At the helm instigating groundbreaking change within the very heart of the sport is recently appointed CEO, Lisa Pearce.
In such a positive, progressive new era for wheelchair basketball in the UK, there has never been a better moment for a passionate and innovative Chair to join the organisation.
The Chair will be a strategic thinker, with a passion for sport, who is willing to devote the time and energy to help British Wheelchair Basketball.
The ideal candidate will bring a track-record of delivering excellence as a senior Board Member or Board Chair within a sporting organisation. Commercially astute, with expert knowledge of good Governance and its application in Sporting Bodies, the individual will also have knowledge, understanding and appreciation of para-sport.
The Chair will work closely with dynamic CEO, Lisa Pearce, who brings with her a successful track record of driving change and attracting new income streams. Lisa comments:
“Wheelchair Basketball is an incredibly diverse and dynamic sport played by passionate and determined people the United Kingdom. We are looking for a new Chair who will embody the spirit of the sport and join a team of like-minded individuals who are all driven by the same goal; to make British Wheelchair Basketball the world leaders in the sport.
Jo Simpson, Senior Independent Director at British Wheelchair Basketball comments:
“We are looking for a new Chair with the grit and drive to succeed and who can lead and develop the skills of the current Board. We welcome applications from people with the passion to create a united team that are proud to belong to British Wheelchair Basketball.”
To apply for the position of Chair of the Board of Trustees, please send a CV, specific to this role, along with a covering letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org Applications close on 24 September 2018.
About Wheelchair Basketball
Wheelchair Basketball is a fast-paced and fast-growing sport that allows non-disabled and disabled people to compete together in its domestic leagues and competition. It is a sport of skill and physicality on the court and provides competitors with the tools to become more resilient and independent in their everyday lives. In a recent survey, 78% of members said that wheelchair basketball has had a positive impact on their mental health, and 21% of all national league players are non-disabled.
There are currently 17,000 people playing the sport in the UK across 200+ teams, with a potential participation growth of up to 70,000.
At elite level, the Great Britain men’s senior team has won eight Paralympic medals, has been European champions three times in a row and is currently Under-23 Men’s World Champions and Under-25 Women’s World Champions. Britain has the largest women’s league in the world and has experienced a 50% increase in university participation in the past few years.
To find out more about British Wheelchair Basketball please visit: www.britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk.