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Non-executive Board Member/ Senior Independent Director

England Golf

England Golf

Last Updated: 10/14/21

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Our Board meet approximately 5 times each year, with 3 General Meetings of the members as well as other ad hoc meetings (which can be virtual as well as in person). We are based in Woodhall Spa, at our very own National Golf Centre. You may be asked to sit on other Board committees as required. England Golf reimburse reasonable out of pocket expenses.

The role of the Senior Independent Director (SID) is part-time and on a voluntary basis.

Board Director Responsibilities:

  • Monitor the Chief Executive in relation to those tasks and duties delegated to him.
  • Monitor the operational performance of the organisation, and legal and regulatory compliance.
  • Attend scheduled board meetings usually 5 per year, and General Meetings; as well as other ad hoc meetings and to sit on any Board Committees that may be required and agreed
  • Contribute to the development, approval and monitoring of England Golf’s strategic plan, its business plan, financial plan and annual plans
  • Support the Chairman in the provision of leadership and direction in order to achieve the objects of England Golf
  • Participate in the development and monitoring of England Golf’s risk register
  • Contribute to policy formulation, the management of financial resources, staff resourcing and stakeholder management
  • Attend England Golf events when required
  • Represent and champion the interests of England Golf in the golfing and wider communities
  • Ensure the statutory responsibilities applicable to company directors under the terms of the Companies Act 2006 are discharged
  • Ensure the Board operates in accordance with accepted best practice in respect of Corporate Governance
  • Offer advice and guidance, in a consultative capacity, to the Chairman, Directors and executive staff as required
  • Ensure the organisation is run in an open, equitable and transparent way in the interests of its members and the game as a whole.

Senior Independent Board Director Individual Accountabilities:

  • Work closely with the Chair, as a sounding board and providing support
  • Act as an intermediary for other directors as and when necessary
  • Deputise for the Chair as and when required
  • Lead the process for the appointment and (if required) dismissal of Chair
  • Meet, at least annually, with the non-executives to review Chair’s performance and provide constructive feedback to the Chair
  • Lead the non-executive directors in carrying out succession planning for the Chair
  • Be the focal point for Board members for any concerns regarding the relationship between the Chair and Chief Executive
  • Take the initiative in discussion with the Chair or other Board members if it is considered that the Board is not functioning effectively
  • Be available to stakeholders and other non-executives to address any concerns or issues they feel have not been adequately dealt with through the usual channels of communication

  • Skills & knowledge:

  • Essential A good working knowledge of the principles of good corporate governance and board responsibilities
  • Evidence of good business skills and the ability to work well in a team
  • Strong command of issues facing National Governing Bodies for sport
  • Understanding of, and empathy with the game of golf:
  • Excellent communication, relationship & networking skills, able to represent England Golf to all stakeholders.

Further information:

  • By virtue of the Code for Sports Governance, no individual shall be appointed as a Director until he or she has provided to the organisation a declaration of good character
  • There is a requirement to have 30% of each gender on the Board
  • Directors do not receive remuneration for the post but are entitled to reclaim expenses for attending meetings as required and any other reasonable out of pocket expenses.

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England, United Kingdom
We're the governing body for amateur golf in England. As a non-profit organisation dedicated to growing the game of golf, our work benefits more than 1,900 golf clubs and 651,000 players. We're always on the lookout for people who can help us grow the game of golf. Take a look through our jobs pages or find out about England Golf volunteering opportunities. Our organisational values help defin...