Non- Executive Director/ Chair of Audit Committee

United Kingdom
£13,424 per annum
14 Sep 2017
08 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Contract, Fixed Term
Part Time

An exciting opportunity now exists for a qualified accountant with proven experience in financial management and risk assurance, to join the Board of UK Athletics (UKA) and, in particular, Chair the Audit Committee of UKA.


UK Athletics (UKA) is the National Governing Body for the sport of Athletics in the UK. We work with a wide range of stakeholders in the sport, notably with the Athletics Federations in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our overarching role is to devise strategies and drive plans to identify and nurture talent through to the highest levels of achievement as well as to ensure athletics remains the nation’s favourite Olympic and Paralympic sport.

Since its inception in 1999, UKA has developed to become one of the most successful and robust athletics governing body in the world. Over the years it has matured to generate a clear vision for the sport – to drive up performance and raise standards in every event, every region and every age group.

This vision is fuelled by a dedicated team of full time staff and part time volunteers who all share the same passion and ambition for athletics, and are therefore instrumental in ensuring that athletics remains the most popular Olympic and Paralympic sport.

In 2017, London hosted the IAAF and World Para Athletics Championships to international acclaim, demonstrating once again that athletics is as popular as ever. There are challenges ahead but the success of London 2017 has shown there has never been a more exciting time for athletics in the UK.

Skills & Experience Required

Non-Executive Directors are expected to make a significant contribution to the Board of UK Athletics. To reflect the breadth of responsibilities of a UKA, Non-Executive Director and the specific requirements of this role, you are required to possess a range of skills and experience such as:

  • Qualified accountant and proven experience in financial management, and risk assurance.
  • Evidence of success in chosen career.
  • Proven Advisory/Committee experience at a senior level and/or senior leadership experience at board level.
  • Good all round business acumen with proven experience, skills and knowledge of the requirements to lead a successful business.
  • Experience in successfully setting and implementing strategy for an organisation of a similar scale and complexity.

To access the candidate brief for this exciting opportunity and to submit your application, please visit our website in the ‘Employment’ section under ‘Governance’.