Independent Chair – British Ice Skating

BIS is the National Governing Body for Ice Skating in the UK. Our vision is to succeed on the world stage and inspire all generations to enjoy skating, in all forms, for fun, success and life.

BIS is seeking to appoint an Independent Chair to lead the Association to deliver its mission and vision by providing inclusive leadership to the Association and Board. At this time of significant change, the Chair will be required to hold the Board to account for BIS’s mission and vision, providing inclusive leadership to the Board, ensuring that each Board member fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of BIS.

The Chair will also support and, where appropriate, challenge the Chief Executive and ensure that the Board functions as a unit and works together to achieve agreed objectives. He or she will act as an ambassador and the public face of BIS in partnership with the Chief Executive.

In addition, the Chair will be required to ensure that BIS meets the governance requirements for compliance with the mandatory Code for Sports Governance.

A detailed outline of the role can be found via the link at

BIS is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from all suitably qualified persons are encouraged. In line with our Equality and Diversity Policy we are keen to achieve a more diverse workforce and would welcome applications from those communities under-represented in sport, in particular people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and women.

How to apply

Applicants who are closely connected to the sport, should explain at the stage of application how they satisfy the definition of “Independent” in relation to the role.

Applications should be made by providing a covering letter outlining how you would achieve success in the role together with a CV and the completed BIS Equality Monitoring Form.


Postal applications are currently not being accepted due to the stringencies imposed on working practices by the Governments advice on Social Distancing, in relation to the current Coronavirus Pandemic.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 1st September 2020.

Date published: 31 July 2020
Date updated: 31 July 2020


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