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Could you make a difference to team BEDS&LUTON ?

Written by Paula Devine | 23 Jan 2018

team BEDS&LUTON (tB&L) is a dynamic, high performing and forward thinking organisation passionate about helping people get active and stay active in Bedfordshire. 

As one of 43 County Sports Partnerships (CSP) operating within England, tB&L was established in 2005 and tasked with the strategic development of sport and physical activity within the 3 local authority areas of Central Bedfordshire, Bedford & Luton.

We have an exciting opportunity for new board members including;

Senior Independent Board Member
Board Member

Becoming a member of the board of team BEDS&LUTON provides a tremendous opportunity to be involved in enhancing the provision of physical activity for the wider community of Bedfordshire.

The role of Chair is important in leading in the Board and establishing an environment that enables the Board to achieve its potential and secure the long term success of the organisation.

The Senior Independent Board Member needs to be independent (free from any close connection to the organisation). Responsibilities will include: providing a sounding board for the chair; serving as an intermediary for the other directors when necessary; acting as an alternative contact for stakeholders; leading on the process to appraise the chair’s performance.

The commitment will involve attending 4 board meetings a year (each one lasting no more than 2.5 hours) with encouraged attendance at 1-2 ‘flag ship’ events during the year. We would expect new members to serve at least one 3 year term.

Our Vision is “A healthier, happier and fitter Bedfordshire.” With a Mission “To work in partnership at the heart of the community to support, develop and promote high quality opportunities for people from all backgrounds and abilities to get involved, stay involved, and succeed in sport and physical activity.”

Achieving our vision and mission means staying true to our Values of being Collaborative - Working as a team to support and engage our local community.

Creative - Always aiming to deliver a range of fun, exciting and valued opportunities.
Effective - Passionate knowledgeable team committed to successfully making a difference across Bedfordshire.

tB&L is hosted by Active Luton, the Leisure Trust for Luton Borough Council. All contractual agreements, banking, finance arrangements, human resources and primary accommodation are provided through Active Luton. This organisation is a charity and registered as a company limited by guarantee. Further details regarding the host are provided elsewhere within this document.

We are keen to recruit 3 new Board Members – including a new Chair and Senior Independent Board member to complement the skills of the existing board and management team, to provide strategic direction for the organisation.

We also have a strong desire to have a Board reflective of the local community, ensuring that equality, diversity and inclusion run through everything we do.

The Board would particularly welcome applications from individuals with a commitment and interest in local sport and physical activity, experience in business, health, leadership, management or additional skills such as finance, legal, marketing or personnel.

This is a real opportunity to make a difference!

For an informal discussion, to express an interest or to receive an application pack please contact:

Lloyd Conaway – Director
Wigmore Hall
Eaton Green Road
01582 813760

Applications should include a letter setting out how you can make a difference and add value and a CV.

Closing Date Friday 16 February 2018

Topics: Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce, Luton

Paula Devine

Written by Paula Devine

Paula is Head of Membership and Global Services at Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce.

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