Company Name: Special Olympics GB

Job title: Chair of The Board

Job description:

We are currently seeking a committed, dynamic and inclusive new Chair of the Board who shares a mutual passion for the work of our life-changing organisation.  The Chair will be able to set the vision, lead and motivate, alongside the CEO and Board Members. 

The Chair will take part in building and developing the Board, the organisation and overseeing our 5-year strategy. The Chair will be able to recruit new Board members in line with the skillset we require to achieve the organisation’s aspirations.

The Chair will maintain oversight of the Board and organisation through regular communications with the CEO, with the Board, and where necessary the global organisation.  Working alongside the CEO, the Chair will develop a sustainable and growing operating platform (including income), greater reach to more people with intellectual disabilities and a higher profile and awareness amongst partners and the general public. 

Some travel will be required in and around the UK and Board meetings are held in the head office in London on a quarterly basis. Regular competitions are held all over the country, encouraging all trustees to participate and feel first-hand the impact of the organisation. The role will require attendance at high profile engagements, with many speaking opportunities throughout the year, particularly with the fast approaching Liverpool National Games 2021. Time commitment will therefore vary per candidate, generally 4-6 days per month. 

The Chair will be a public figure for the organisation, strengthening relationships with people, companies and partners, governments and our athletes. It is crucial that though the Chair may not have experience in a similar field, he/she is invested in Special Olympics and what it stands for. The role would suit a candidate that has an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of being a trustee.

More information and how to apply:

For more detail on the role and for an information pack, please email

Tony Simpson from Savannah Group is leading the recruitment of this critical role on behalf of Special Olympics Great Britain.  We request that all correspondence is sent to in relation to this appointment.

We request no contact from agencies.

Please note this is an unpaid role.