A unique opportunity to help define, prepare and lead Olympic and
Paralympic sports to the Paris 2024 Games and beyond, is being offered as an
integral part of the British Swimming Board.
British Swimming is the National Governing Body (NGB) for Swimming, Para-Swimming, Diving, Artistic Swimming, Water Polo, High Diving and Open Water (Distance Swimming) in Great Britain. We are responsible internationally for the high-performance representation of the sport and as such, our mission is to nurture and to support all swimmers, divers, and para-swimmers responsible for those medal-winning moments.
A unique opportunity to help define, prepare and lead Olympic and Paralympic sports to the Paris 2024 Games and beyond, is being offered as an integral part of the British Swimming Board.
The governing body is strengthening its Board as it looks to continue the momentum gained from successful performance outcomes in 2022, which saw British Swimming win an impressive 33 medals at the LEN European Aquatics Championships in swimming and diving, notably topping the diving medal table with 6 gold medals. At the World Para-Swimming Championships in Madeira British Swimming claimed 38 medals and set 5 World records. At the FINA World Championships in Budapest British Swimming’s performances netted 11 medals across swimming and diving disciplines and saw Ben Proud, crowned World Champion in 50m Freestyle.
British Swimming is seeking a Senior Independent Director (SID) and an Independent Non-Executive Director (INED) to provide a vital contribution to the strategic leadership and development of high performance aquatic sports in Great Britain.
The Board is keen to attract applications from those with knowledge, and an understanding, of UK elite sport. The successful individual must have a sport mindset and proven ability to demonstrate impact/influence in a high-performance environment. Experience of setting and working to strategic plans and objectives is also essential.
A remuneration fee in line with British Swimming’s policy is payable, in addition to reasonable travel expenses incurred in fulfilling either of the roles. The appointments will be for a term of four years, with the opportunity for reappointment subject to British Swimming’s Memorandum and Articles of Association.
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To apply for the role, please send your CV and covering letter to BSHRdepartment@swimming.org
Closing date: Friday 3rd March 2023