Overview

The Independent Board Member will be appointed on an initial term through to April 2017. There will then be an opportunity to extend the appointment for a further two year term.

The role is non-remunerated with a time commitment of approximately 25 days and will report into the EGP Board and the Chair.

The EGP Board meets six times per year. In addition it is expected that the Board member will Chair a specialist sub-group which will meet up to four times per year. There will also be a requirement to attend events in an ambassadorial capacity.

Meetings of the Board are normally held at the offices of the PGA at the Belfry in the West Midlands.

Key Responsibilities
Strategy and Implementation
• Constructively challenge and contribute to the development and implementation of the “Whole Sport Plan” for golf.
• Scrutinise return on investment and ensure the EGP meets agreed goals and objectives.

Policy and Practice
• Ensure EGP meet the highest governance standards.
• Analyse issues facing the Management Board and consider potential solutions.

Return on Investment
• Be satisfied that there is adequate return on investment
• Highlight the success of investment through the careful monitoring and evaluation of data.

Skills & Experience Required

Experience
• Track record of identifying and ensuring maximum return on investment.
• Track record of achievement in a not-for-profit environment.
• Knowledge of working in a role in a not-for-profit organisation where benefiting from public sector investment has been key.
• Success in an environment where partner collaboration has been important to success from a policy level through to implementation.
• Ability to tackle complex problems in an organisational setting (similar to a National Governing Body of sport) through evaluation and analysis of information and the setting of strategic direction.

Knowledge and Skills
• Maintain or acquire a strong command of issues relevant to the EGP and be able to analyse and highlight progress.
• Willingness to continually develop and refresh knowledge and skills to ensure the contribution to the Management Board remains informed and relevant.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Familiarity with golf and its structure.

Other information
To apply, candidates should send the following information to amilner@sportsrecruitment.com by 5pm, Friday 27th November 2015:
• Letter of application highlighting relevant achievements and experience
• Up to date curriculum vitae
• Details of current commitments

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact:
Alistair Milner – Partner
t: +44 (0)20 7092 6966
e: amilner@sportsrecruitment.com

About England Golf Partnership

An estimated 2.8 million people are playing golf at least once a year. Of these, 1.15 million are playing at least once a month and of those, 750,000 play weekly. Sport England estimates that there are around 800,000 people who have an interest in taking up the game, but who do not yet play golf.

There are many organisations who contribute to maintaining this level of participation and have a shared interest in growing the game.

The England Golf Partnership (EGP) is a partnership between the amateur governing body, England Golf, and the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA). It is supported by The Golf Foundation and Sport England with National Lottery Funding.

The EGP was established to co-ordinate one development plan for golf in England, which is more commonly referred to as the “Whole Sport Plan’. As a result of establishing the plan and the EGP, golf attracted investment from Sport England (the agency through which the government implements it’s sports policy and it’s investment in all sport throughout England).

The EGP is not a new organisation with more staff, nor has it been set up as a rival organisation to the existing organisations. Rather its main focus is “Growing the Game” and it does this by agreeing a co-ordinated approach which makes the best use possible of existing networks in golf.