"This year we have two vacancies for elected directors to be voted on to the Board at this year’s AGM. These positions are open to any member of British Orienteering; no previous committee work is necessary. If you have knowledge of how organisations work and can step back and think strategically about the sport then you could contribute to the work of the Board.
Particular areas of expertise such as commercial fundraising or marketing are useful but the essential is to be able to assimilate a wide range of views and work with the other Board members to reach decisions about the ongoing governance and future of the sport.
We are looking for people from diverse backgrounds to stand for the Board, including gender, race, age, disability, to give us a rounded point of view. In 2019 we particularly want to encourage people from other parts of the UK to put themselves forward for election. Our current elected directors all come from England and we would like to extend our reach further afield across the UK.
In the past year, we have been meeting in Manchester and Birmingham and we are looking at ways that we can meet in other parts of the country to make the board more accessible. We pay for any reasonable travelling expenses.
I would be very happy to talk to anyone who is contemplating standing for election, just email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to talk."
Any nominations have to be received by 17:00 Wednesday, 27th February 2019.
- Judith Holt, British Orienteering Chair