LEAP Sports Scotland
LEAP Sports Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC043210

LEAP Sports is Scotland’s LGBTI sports charity committed to breaking down the social, structural, institutional and individual barriers which prevent lesbian gay bisexual transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people from accessing, participating and excelling in sports. LEAP believe sport and all the benefits it brings should be for everyone, and are committed to eradicating LGBTI-phobia from sport.

Current vacancies

Chair

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 30th March 2020

LEAP Sports Scotland is seeking a new Chair

LEAP Sports Scotland celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The organisation became a charity in 2012, employed its first member of staff in 2013, and has established itself as Scotland’s LGBTI sports charity. LEAP Sports has gained a strong reputation and is now looking for a new Chair to join us on the next phase of our journey.

The role:

The Chair of Trustees will be responsible for leading the LEAP Sports board and charity, overseeing the successful achievement of the organisation’s strategic objectives; overseeing the governance and compliance framework; and championing the continued growth and development of our profile and work.

We are seeking an individual who:

  • Is an experienced and proven leader
  • Has a strong understanding of governance and compliance structures
  • Has a demonstrable passion for and belief in the work that we do
  • Possesses strong communication and ambassadorial skills

No prior experience as a third sector Chair is required, but understanding of how charities or small organisations work would be beneficial.

There are four in-person board meetings per year, 3 of these in Glasgow and one elsewhere in Scotland. The Chair is expected to be available for some charity, network and fundraiser events on an ad hoc basis.

Please note, we are particularly keen to encourage applicants from Women, Black Minority and Ethnic, disabled, migrant, and other backgrounds currently underrepresented within leadership roles in the third sector.

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Hugh Torrance via hugh@leapsports.org

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