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Board of British Orienteering are seeking an Independent Director responsible for diversity safeguarding

Closing date: Friday, 19 February 2021

British Orienteering has a vacancy on the Board of Directors for an Independent Director with the responsibility of diversity & safeguarding as well as the other normal director responsibilities.

We have a great depth of experience and expertise on the Board, from within orienteering and other sports including corporate backgrounds.

The Board, together we are passionate about the future for orienteering. We are excited to find a new board director to join our team who will share our ambitions, deliver the strategy, and grow the sport.

British Orienteering welcomes applications from all sectors of society. British Orienteering is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and is committed to following best practice in the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults.

Overview of the role

Main Duties and Responsibilities

An Independent Director should bring innovation, skills and expertise that will drive forward the strategic agenda of the Board. There should be a constructive challenge of proposals so that decisions made by the Board achieve the best outcome.

An independent director must balance the need to remain independent of the operational day-to-day business of the sport while maintaining a level of knowledge that will enable them to ask tough, objective questions.

They should be able to scrutinise operational and financial performance to be satisfied as to the integrity of management information. Specifically, an Independent Director must be able to scrutinise, assess and constructively challenge financial controls and risk management systems to ensure they are robust and defensible.

Individuals wishing to discuss the role further prior to application can contact the current Chair of British Orienteering, Drew Vanbeck, at or the CEO, Peter Hart at

A full Information Pack is available from

Definition of Independent

Independent - a person is independent if they are free from any close connection to the organisation such as a member of a British Orienteering committee or Association committee or held a post as an officer in a club in the last three years.

A person may still be deemed to be ‘independent’ even if they are a member of British Orienteering and take part in orienteering activities.

How to apply

To obtain an application pack, please contact
All applications must be received by 17:00hrs on Friday, 19 February 2021

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview which will be held via conference call w/c 15 March 2021.