Company Name: Tyne & Wear Sport

Job title: Chair of the Board and Charity Trustees

Closing date for application: Monday 19th June

Salary: The role is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed.

Description: Tyne & Wear Sport (TWS) is a charity dedicated to and passionate about getting more people more active through sport.  We are committed to improving the quality, range and fairness of opportunities to participate in sport and physical activity. To achieve these objectives we are involved in the planning and delivery of various projects/programmes designed to increase participation, coaching and volunteering in sport across the sub region.  

Professor Andrew Walton, who has been Chair of the TWS Board and successfully led the organisation since 2013, is due to retire from the Board at the end of 2017 having served the maximum term allowed. TWS is seeking a new Chair to lead the Board, Executive Team and organisation into and through the next critical stages of its development. 

It is expected that the new Chair will have a proven and impressive track record of strategic leadership, business acumen, effective communication and representational skills, empathy and enthusiasm for TWS’s vision and an ability to command respect amongst local, regional and national stakeholders and decision makers in the public and private sectors.

If you would relish such a challenge and share our commitment to reducing levels of inactivity by developing diverse and high quality sport and physical activities for all across Tyne & Wear we would be delighted to hear from you. The timing of this recruitment has been planned to allow an overlap with the existing Chair and thereby provide an induction period to enable the new Chair to become familiar with the organisation, role and the sector.

We would like to achieve greater diversity within our board and welcome applications from all members of the community.

Registered Charity Number: 1135223

How to apply: For more information, including further details about the role of Chair and an application form, please use the links below, or contact Ian Simon (Executive Director) either by telephone 0191 497 2321 or email

Please click here for the person specification and job description, and here for the application form. 

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