26th October 2017
Wesport Seeks New Trustees

Wesport seeks new trustees to join its existing board. Trustees are responsible for the overall governance of Wesport and setting the strategic direction.

Wesport is a Registered Charity & Company Limited by Guarantee and fulfils the role of the County Sports Partnership for the West of England, which covers Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. We work with a network of organisations across this area.

Our vision is: Improving lives in the West of England through championing, developing, and delivering sport & physical activity

Our mission is to: Create, Inspire, and Empower through Sport & Physical Activity

This describes what we aim to achieve in the long-term and serves as a guide for choosing our current and future courses of action.

Wesport aims to coordinate and support a range of organisations to improve the delivery of sport and physical activity initiatives, in order to have a positive impact on the lives of people and communities of the West of England. Wesport’s role requires significant networking and a collaborative approach linking sporting, cultural and business outcomes.

It is an exciting time to join Wesport's board, so if you are interested in a non-executive role, please read on.

Wesport is seeking to add to its existing Board of non-executive, independent  Trustees to broaden the skills of the governing body. This is a voluntary role requiring approximately 1-2 days per month of Trustee time to fulfil role responsibilities.

If you are interested in applying for a position on the Wesport Trust Board, please complete & return the Wesport Trustee Application Form, enclosing your C.V. & any relevant information supporting your application to: Wesport, c/o University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY for the attention of Nikki Stephens, Business Performance & Finance Officer, or email to Nikki.Stephens@wesport.org.uk.

Please highlight your reasons for wanting to become a non-executive independent Trustee of Wesport, and what your particular skills, experience, knowledge and background will add to the Trust Board. A role description and person specification have been developed to help you with this process.

If you would like an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact the Chief Executive, Steve Nelson on 0117 328 6253 or email steve.nelson@wesport.org.uk or the Chair of Trustees, Andrea Arlidge, on Chair@wesport.org.uk. Also, please visit our website: http://www.wesport.org.uk/

Click here to download the Wesport Trustee Application form

Click here to download the Wesport Trustee Role Description

Wesport is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive & diverse culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities. Please see our Equality Policy for further details http://www.wesport.org.uk/about-us/our-work/

Closing date for applications: Monday 27th November 2017 at 12 noon
Interviews will be held on: Monday 11th December 2017

If you have not heard from us by the interview date then your application has not been successful at this time.