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17th May 2018

England Handball seeking Non-Exec Director and Competitions Advisory Group member applications

The Board of England Handball is seeking applications for a role as a Non-Exec Director and also for members of the newly formed Competitions Advisory Group.  

England Handball is looking to make the appointments as part of its continuing development of its governance structure, and to ensure it maintains its compliance with the Code of Sports Governance.  

In its 2017-21 strategy, England Handball set out its vision for the future of the sport which is for everyone to have the chance to ‘be part of the excitement’ of handball.

This will be achieved by focusing our work on priority areas of activity:

  • The education sector
  • Community handball
  • Clubs and competition structure
  • Talent pathway
  • Handball workforce
  • Commercial opportunities  

In addition, England Handball has identified core values that guide England Handball’s internal conduct and its relationship with the external world.

Our core values are:

  • Openness
  • Objectivity
  • Leadership
  • Integrity  

Non-Exec Director Following the completion of a four-year term in office, an election will take place at the England Handball AGM on 24 June to fill a position on the England Handball Board. 

The Director currently in post, Chris Smith, has expressed his intention to seek re-election for a second and final term. It is England Handball’s policy to allow the membership to re-elect Chris or elect an alternative candidate.  On this basis, the Board is seeking applications from individuals who would like to be put forward to members for voting.   

In line with its approach of having a skills and knowledge based board, we are particularly keen to receive nominations from anyone who has experience in any of the following areas:

  • Workforce development
  • Education/Training and
  • Coaching/Officiating.  

The position is available on a four-year term in line with the England Handball’s Articles of Association and a comprehensive induction will be provided following the election.  

The elected Non-Executive Director will contribute to the Board’s leadership, ensuring delivery of the vision and priority activities, and consistently demonstrating the values.      

Competition Advisory Group Members

In order to support the future development of its competition and events structure, the board wishes to establish a Competition Advisory Group to help provide advice and guidance on key issues.  

We are, therefore, seeking applications from individuals who feel they have the necessary skills and experience to be able to support this important area of our work.  

The board is particularly keen to receive nominations from anyone who has experience in any of the following areas:

  • Competition development/delivery
  • Rules and regulations and
  • Facilities.  

Applications will be reviewed by the Nominations Committee and suitable candidates will be invited for interview in line with England Handball’s published policy on recruitment.  

In line with its policy on Equality & Diversity, England Handball is keen to encourage applications for all positions from women and members of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups as well as people with a disability.  

A copy of the role description for these positions, including full duties, functions and a person specification, together with a skills and experience questionnaire and related terms of reference can be found at the links below, and are also available on the jobs section of the England Handball website.

Applications are sought from suitably qualified individuals through the submission of a CV, a covering letter which outlines their suitability for the role for which they are applying, and why they wish to be considered, and a completed skills and experience questionnaire. 

This should be sent to David Meli, CEO (david.meli@englandhandball.com) by no later than Monday 4 June 2018

Elected non-executive Director role description

Advisory Group member role description

Competitions Advisory Group terms-of-reference

Board terms-of-reference

Board code-of-conduct

Board skills and experience questionnaire  

Posted in England Handball Association