Active Lancashire Board Chair

Active Lancashire is in a period of exciting transition and growth as we start to deliver our new 10 year strategy; collaboratively leading and facilitating active lifestyles with our passionate network of delivery partners.

We are looking for a passionate new Board Chair who will work with our CEO and team of 60 staff in continuing to drive and innovate across sectors which is the hallmark of the organisation. Ideally you will bring your lived experiences, personal drive and commitment, with the ability to see the bigger picture and collaboratively lead the Board team. Prospective candidates may have access to important networks or contacts in other sectors relevant to our work and can enhance our strategic and political influence through their gravitas.

Active Lancashire has nationally recognised expertise and success in leading, developing and delivering innovative and ground breaking activities against our core themes of health and addressing inequalities. We work in collaboration with like-minded independent organisations looking to broaden their contribution to partnerships and meet wider social outcomes.

We are well placed to benefit from the opportunities that will emerge through national strategy developments and local initiatives with key health, economic and local government partners. Our aim here is to be a leader of development for the wider sector and to champion new models of delivery and investment in effective partnerships that deliver targeted and sustainable impact, particularly to underrepresented groups.

As the leadership body for Sport and Active lifestyles in Lancashire, we want to ensure that we practice good governance (in line with UK Sport Guidelines), supported by a balanced set of skills and expertise that underpin the development of the business and enable us to achieve our visionary expectations. We have decided to embark on a process of Board renewal to bring fresh energy to our new Strategy (April 2021-31).

We are seeking a new Board Chair with the proven abilities to lead at a strategic level, experience of being an effective Chair of Boards or Committee and an ability to facilitate collaborative working within the Board and across sectors.

As an organisation that is committed to tackling inequalities, Active Lancashire are ideally seeking candidates who may have professional and / or lived experiences of:

  • Tackling disadvantage and social inclusion
  • Ethnically Diverse Communities
  • The experiences of young people under 25 years

We have a comprehensive Board member pack which outlines the work of the organisation, the Board and Board Chair.

Please note that applications can only be considered if all the documentation is complete. Please send your application to [email protected]. Applications must be received by Midnight on 13th June 2021.

If you would like any further details or a detailed discussion about Active Lancashire or the Board member role, please do contact Adrian Leather, Chief Executive on [email protected] and we will be in contact directly.

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