Independent Non-Executive Directors: British Cycling

Location: The National Cycling Centre, Manchester
Free NCC Parking
 3 years

Independent Non – Executive Directors (British Cycling)

  • British Cycling Federation
  • British Cycling Events

About British Cycling

British Cycling is the internationally recognised governing body for cycling in Great Britain.  It has become one of the world’s leading NGBs thanks to its ability to harness mass participation from international success. The organisation works across all disciplines of cycling - BMX, cyclo-cross, cycle speedway, mountain biking, road and track - and is committed to a range of initiatives from “playground to podium” to create a true cycling nation by inspiring a boom in participation.

British Cycling enjoyed record-breaking success at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, cementing Great Britain as one of the strongest nations in competitive cycling. Away from competition, British Cycling strives to encourage millions of people to ride their bikes across a variety of recreational programmes and has recently published its new strategy – Our Ride - supporting the organisation to grow the sport and enable more people within its communities to discover cycling.

The Roles

These are outstanding opportunities to operate at the most senior level of each organisation with the core focus being to bring independent judgement to bear on issues of strategy, performance, resources and standards of conduct. The Directors are ultimately responsible for the performance of each organisation and monitor the performance of the Chief Executive in achieving the strategy and objectives.

Core responsibilities of the roles will include:

  • To provide a creative contribution to the operation of the organisation by offering objective criticism and an independent view, removed from the day-to-day management.
  • Develop, approve and ensure implementation of the organisation’s business strategy, strategic objectives, policies and values.
  • To offer a wider view of external factors affecting the organisation and the environment it operates in and thereby provide creative, informed and constructive input when considering the objectives and plans submitted by the Chief Executive.
  • To provide constructive challenge to the Executive Leadership Team in relation to execution of the strategic plan, policy development and corporate governance.
  • To exercise leadership and direction and play a key role in the determination of the values and ethical position of British Cycling, which may include appointment of committees and commissions.
  • To ensure that the organisation complies with the Code for Sports Governance.

The Person

The successful candidates will help shape the future of the sport by offering strategic advice to the Chair and Chief Executive and key members of the Executive Leadership Team. They will provide leadership, functional expertise, help manage organisational risk and help set the standards of the organisation from grass roots to Board level.

British Cycling is committed to continuing to increase the diversity of the Board and will therefore particularly welcome applications from suitably qualified individuals from groups currently under-represented.

Applications are invited from candidates who can offer the following key skills and experience:

  • Significant business experience, functional expertise or necessary qualifications to fulfil a remit to provide specialist finance, audit and/or legal advice and guidance as part of the Board of British Cycling Federation or British Cycling Events.
  • Strategic thinker, able to analyse complex information, demonstrate clear analytical intellect and add significant value to evidence-based decision making.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, able to liaise effectively with a wide range of stakeholders and audiences.
  • The ability to bring an external perspective to challenge the business to reflect and respond in advance, to emerging business, social, or economic change to meet the needs of the customer.
  • Numeracy and the ability to understand the financial arrangements within British Cycling, together with an understanding of its management, employees, special capabilities and its markets.
  • A strong personal commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.

Please note at present, these roles are voluntary requiring attendance at Board Meetings 4 times per year and occasional events. Eligible business expenses will be re-imbursed.

A full detailed description of British Cycling and the two Independent Non - Executive Directors can be found on the British Cycling website.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and current CV to:

Closing date: Friday 03 December 2021

British Cycling is fully committed to the principles and active promotion of equality of opportunity. British Cycling is responsible for ensuring that no job applicant, employee, member or volunteer receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of a protected characteristic. Protective characteristics are disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, sex (gender) and age.

Date published: 18 November 2021
Date updated: 18 November 2021


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