23 February 2017

BSS Look for Independent Non Executive Directors

British snowsports is currently in an exciting period of change, having recruited a new Performance Director who is looking to drive British Ski and Snowboard forward to become one of the world's top 5 snowsports nations by 2030.

In what is a crucial period for British snowsports, British Ski and Snowboard (BSS) are now seeking three new Independent Directors to join the Board of the Company and play a role in realising the vision of the organisation and helping nurture British snowsports. 

These three new appointments follow the adoption of the new Articles of Association enabling the organisation to conform with UK Sport's “code for Sports Governance”. It also follows our current Treasurer, Mr John Foster’s decision to give up his role after helping to steer the organisation for over five years.  John’s support and assistance since December 2012 has been hugely appreciated and the organisation and athletes that we serve are greatly indebted to him for the time that he has devoted to our cause.


Salary: Voluntary

Location : London

Contract type: Volunteer (Part time)

Closing date: 10 March 2017


Job Description

British Ski and Snowboard (BSS) is the National Governing Body for Snowsports within the United Kingdom. BSS is responsible for the representation and management of any British Snowsport athlete who wishes to compete in International Ski Federation (FIS) sanctioned events. This includes any international Alpine or Cross Country or Freestyle Skiing competitions, and Ski Jumping events or any FIS sanctioned Snowboard events. FIS is responsible for the running 50% of the medal winning competitions in an Olympic Winter Games.

BSS is embarking on an exciting new journey. We have recruited an outstanding new Performance Director from British Cycling and we have launched a number of innovative new fund raising schemes to secure new money for appropriate resources and programmes for our elite athletes.

BSS has recently adopted a new Constitution and now seeks three Independent Directors to advise the Board and oversee the organisation and the Sport in the UK. These roles will allow the correct candidates to assist and support the development of elite British Snowsport athletes. One of the new Directors will become our Treasurer and they should possess appropriate financial management experience, an Accountancy qualification would be an advantage. One of our new Directors should have experience of raising money for sport.


• Advise the Board in the development of the vision, strategy and policies, in collaboration with the CEO and Board members
• Provide oversight and independent views on the implementation of the next phase of the sport's Strategy from 2012-2016
• Advise and Counsel the Board in its responsibilities for the governance of the organisation, its financial stability and the most appropriate use of funds
• Assist in fund raising through networking and advice on fund raising initiatives


• Possess a passion for sport and a love of Snowsport together with a commitment to the organisation's identity, purpose and values and to the sport in general
• Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of being an Independent Director of a not-for-profit organisation (one candidate must possess an Accounting qualification)
• Excellent interpersonal, leadership and influencing skills, and the ability to contribute effectively to the board and committees and communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels
• Understanding of the purposes of corporate governance and management, the differences and relationships between them and frameworks for assurance and accountability
• Empathy with the volunteers that are vital to the running of the sport
• It is unlikely that people without previous Board experience will be acceptable

How to apply:

Please send a CV and brief covering note to dave.edwards@teambss.org


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