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Board vacancy for Appointed Non-Executive Director

The England Touch Association is now accepting applications to join its Board of Directors as an appointed Non-Executive Director.

on-Executive Directors provide a creative contribution to the England Touch Association's Board. The six NEDs, together with the Chair, help the organisation set its Vision, Mission and Strategy, and provide a check and challenge of the Executive Officers.

The Board meets 4-5 times per year with the Executive team to review performance, identify issues and opportunities, and discuss other pertinent matters around governance, finance, appointments, and standards of conduct.

The NED role is to act in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors and Executive Management team by bringing a breadth of business and management knowledge and experience for the benefit of the ETA and the sport of Touch in England.

Key responsibilities

  • Contribute to the Board in understanding and executing their role;
  • Attending and contributing to board meetings throughout the year;
  • Working with the appointed CEO and other Executive Board members to advise on the delivery of the ETAs vision, mission, strategic objectives and strategic priorities;
  • Acting as an ambassador, representative or spokesperson for the organisation at appropriate events, meetings or functions;
  • Constructively review, challenge and make creative contribution in the development and implementations of the Association’s strategy;
  • Scrutinise executive activity and monitor the ETA’s performance in meeting agreed goals and objectives;
  • Ensure robust processes are in place and adhered to;
  • Contribute to the sub-committees of the Board as required.


  • At least two years' Board or Senior Management experience and/or on committees or working groups
  • Experience or qualifications in one of the following vocations: legal, commercial, government, policy, sporting National Governing Bodies

Experience of Touch Rugby is not essential.

This is a two-year fixed-term appointment, up for re-appointment at the end of the term

CLICK HERE to download a full role description and information as to how to apply.

Applications will be accepted no later than 11:59pm on Sunday, March 3rd, 2024.

For more information email Chris Simon (CEO) via

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