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Active Surrey Board Member

Are you passionate about increasing physical activity levels and enabling everyone in Surrey to realise the benefits that moving more can have on our health, our communities and our county?  We are looking for two new Board Directors of Active Surrey, the county’s not-for-profit Active Partnership.   

This is a particularly exciting time for Active Surrey: we have just secured a further 5 years of funding and the pandemic has made our work more critical than ever.  We would love to hear from strategic thinkers, who have the drive to use the power of physical activity to tackle inequality and the time to devote to the role.

We are looking for two new Board Directors who bring commitment and enthusiasm to the role. In addition, further to our recent board skills evaluation and our overall governance review, we would also be interested in candidates with knowledge and experience in any of the following:

  • Working with people with disabilities / long term health conditions / poor mental health and/or older people
  • Knowledge of or experience in the voluntary, community or social enterprise sector
  • A knowledge of safeguarding and/or people development
  • Digital expertise
  • A background in measurement, evaluation and learning

We are also looking to appoint two members of our board into the roles of the Senior Independent Director and the Welfare and Safety Lead Director. Applicants are encouraged to indicate whether they would like to be considered for either of these roles in addition to their role as a Director.

At Active Surrey, we work collaboratively to empower people in Surrey to realise the benefits of a more active way of life, by influencing systems, removing barriers and creating opportunities to get everyone moving more. For more details of the role, please visit www.activesurrey.com/About-us/Governance.

We are committed to achieving greater diversity on our Board and encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we particularly welcome applications from disabled people and people from ethnically diverse communities, who are under-represented in our workforce. 

For an informal conversation about the position, contact Managing Director, Elizabeth Duggan (07970 257412 elizabeth.duggan@surreycc.gov.uk) or Board Chair, Richard Gray (07970 643520; richardjhgray@gmail.com).

Please send your CV and an accompanying statement (max 2 sides of A4) explaining your interest and motivation in applying and what you believe you can contribute to Active Surrey to elizabeth.duggan@surreycc.gov.uk.

Closing Date for all applications: 20 February 2022  Interviews will be w/c 28 February 2022.