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Chair - Diving Leadership Group

Swim England
Contract Type:
Fixed-term contract
No minimum/required qualifications
Working Hours:
Part time
Closing Date:
31st July 2019 23:59

Swim England is seeking a chair for their Diving Leadership Group.

Are you passionate about diving and want to contribute to its future direction?

Do you have knowledge and experience of sports pathways from grassroots to elite?

Do you have broad experience of club and competition environments?


Then we are currently in search of someone just like you to join the Diving Leadership Group as their new Chair.

In the Swim England governance structure the Diving Leadership Group reports directly into the Sport Operations Committee (SOC). It has wide brief include overseeing the effective delivery of the diving pathway from Start Diving through to the elite programmes, ensuring a seamless transition for all participations. It will also provide direction on the development of the sport from clubs through to Regions, as well as guidance and input into the annual implementation plans in place to deliver the Swim England strategy.

Our Discipline Leadership Groups are formed of five core volunteer members, with scope to recruit additional roles if deemed necessary, as well as a member of SOC and relevant Swim England staff members.

Following a recent review to the format of the Leadership Groups this is an exciting time for a committed individual to join the Diving Leadership Group and help to drive the sport forward.

About you:
You will be someone who brings knowledge of sport development, diving and being able to act
independently with impartiality.

You’ll also:

  • Have an open mind, willing to listen and consider the views and needs of others, whilst constructively challenging the status quo.
  •  Show a commitment to promoting equality and diversity.
  • Be able to commit to attending meetings and being an active member of the committee with strong leadership skills.

Please see the full person specification and the Terms of Reference for further details.


How to apply

To apply please provide a written statement outlining how you meet the personal specification via the apply button below.

Interview date: Interviews will take place during the first half of August.

Applications after the closing date will not be considered