Job Vacancy: Independent Non-Executive Director x 2 (Welsh Judo Association)

Salary: Voluntary (Reasonable expenses paid)
Location: Cardiff with travel within Wales as necessary
Contract Type: Volunteer (Maximum 4 x 2 year terms)
Board meetings – are held approximately every 6-8 weeks, usually in Cardiff
AGM – this is an annual event, usually in September and the date is set in advance. Board Directors are requested to attend this event.
WJA official activities – Board Directors are asked to attend official events such as presentations, competitions and other relevant meetings. This is accepted to be on an ‘as available’ basis and is therefore not specified at a number of events/days.
Welsh Judo Commissions – Board Directors are deployed on the Welsh Judo commissions. These are responsible for developing and co-ordinating specific areas of the Associations business.

The Welsh Judo Association is the National Governing Body for Judo in Wales and is a Private Company, Limited by guarantee. Our vision is to promote judo throughout Wales, with key areas of work being to promote judo throughout Wales, providing member services, advice and assistance in connection to judo. This includes education, training and Talent development programmes to deliver performance and Commonwealth and Olympic Games.

The board is made up of five elected and four independent directors, including the Chair. The Chief Executive Officer attends Board meetings with non-voting rights.

The Board meets six times per year, with five Sub-Committees: Standards & Complaints, Finance & audit, Equality, Delivery, Performance and Technical; which also meet throughout the year.

All Welsh Judo Directors are expected to:

  • Bring valuable and relevant external experience to the Board,
  • Question intelligently, debate constructively, challenge rigorously and decide dispassionately,
  • Listen sensitively to the views of others, inside and outside the Board,
  • Gain trust and respect of other Board members,
  • Must not put themselves in a position where the interests of the WJA conflict with personal interests or duty to a third party.

As a growing business with a need to develop our external profile and safeguard our member, Welsh Judo have identified that skills and/or experience in one or more of the areas below would be helpful:
• Finance and Audit
• Commercial/business development
• Legal

How to Apply
For an informal discussion of the post, please contact our Chief Executive, Darren Warner on 07867 385 031.

Please apply in writing by Friday 26th January 2018 with a copy of your Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and Equality monitoring form to:

Welsh Judo are committed to ensuring that Board members or potential Board mem-bers are treated equally and not discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation (together the Equality Act 2010 Protected Characteristics), class or social background, parental status or political persuasion.

Further Information:

WJA Director Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form

WJA Independent Director Job Advert

Closing date: Friday 26th January 2018