England: England Hockey Is Recruiting For A Non-Executive Chair

What an amazing time to be part of the sport of hockey.  This is an exciting opportunity to lead one of the few Olympic sports as it embarks on its new strategy for the next 5 years.  We are an ambitious, diverse and inclusive sport, priding itself on having gender parity, and an age demographic from as young as 5 through to 85. 

In last 4 years we have transformed the governance of our sport, implemented a new Game Management System (GMS), created a new and more inclusive talent system and invested in technology and data to support our strategic direction. Following success at Olympics, Commonwealth Games and European championships, this is an amazing time to be part of our sport.  With a new strategy in place, and an enhanced focus on strong leadership, further international success, visible impact, facilities investment and youth and sustainability, we are working closely with our membership to create a long-term future of our game together.

We are looking for individuals with the relevant skills and experience but more importantly someone who will drive our board agenda, ensuring no ambiguity of the board’s view on strategic matters.  Individuals with the ability to remain closely connected to key strategic issues, be supportive, and empower and trust the Executive team to deliver operationally.  Someone who takes an active interest in our strategic objectives, represents our sport nationally and internationally and is able to build excellent relationships with our strategic partners.

The successful applicant will demonstrate the England Hockey values, and align with our commitments to equality, diversity and inclusion to ensure our sport is accessible to all. 

They will be:

  • An inclusive leader
  • Highly motivated with personal integrity and the ability to invoke trust and respect.  
  • An effective collaborator who is able to build and retain relationships with the Board, across the organisation and with third parties. 
  • Inspirational, engaging and inclusive in nature and style, able to act as a role model and ambassador for our sport.
  • The ability to act as a role model and ambassador for our sport.
  • A sound decision making skills with the ability to listen and challenge respectively.

Closing Date: 15 December 2023

Interview Date: w/c 22 January 2024

We are committed to recruiting a board that is representative of society. We encourage applicants from the widest range of backgrounds. We are particularly keen to welcome applications from female, black, Asian, LGBT+ and disabled people and those from minority ethnic, faith and racial groups.

Please download the full Recruitment Pack

For an informal conversation regarding the role, please contact: Nick Pink – Nick.Pink@englandhockey.co.uk

by England Hockeyl

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