Regional Chairman

Swim England South East
Job Type:
Working Hours:
Part time
East Hoathly
All expenses paid
Closing Date:
2nd February 2018
Job Reference
Swim England South East

Swim England South East Region (SER) invite applications from suitably experienced individuals for the role of chairman of the Regional Management Board (RMB). This is an opportunity to influence and lead the future development of aquatics at all levels of the sport within the Region. The chairman presides over the monthly meetings of the Regional Management Board and the Annual Council Meeting, and works with the board members to manage the business of the Region.

The successful applicant should demonstrate good leadership and management skills, have operated at a senior strategic level and have experience of managing change.

The appointment is for a four-year term from April 2018. The role of chairman is voluntary with all expenses paid.

For more information about this position contact Bryony Gibbs via the contact details below.


Responsible to the RMB

Term: Four years from April 2018


  • Leadership of the RMB
  • Chair the SER RMB meetings and the SER Council meetings
  • Seek to ensure that the RMB comprises members with the skills necessary for the management of the Region
  • Liaison with Swim England (SE)
  • Liaison with other regions
  • Attend Swim England Annual Council Meeting held in October and attend any Swim England Special General Meeting
  • Attend Regional Chairmen's meetings, five or six times a year
  • Management of the regional staff, currently three

The following responsibilities to be undertaken with support from the RMB:

  • Planning and budget
  • Manage the Regional Strategic Plan
  • Ensure that the Region acts in accordance with its constitution
  • Ensure best practice in pursuance of the Region's objectives

Experience and Skills:

  • Previous experience of chairing a board or committee of a voluntary or professional organisation
  • Experience of the sport of swimming through involvement in club or county activities is preferred but not essential
  • Financial skills in managing budgets in either a professional or voluntary role
  • People management skills
  • Demonstrate people communication skills both verbal and written
  • Project management skills
  • IT literate
  • Able to manage change
  • Able to express objectives clearly and concisely
  • Able to deliver to specific requirements

Personal Qualities:

  • An affinity for the sport of swimming and its disciplines

How to apply

Applications should be submitted to the email address below. These should be in the form of a résumé and a covering statement demonstrating how the applicant meets the job requirements.

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