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Activity Alliance seeks a new Chair

Thursday 17 May 2018

Since its founding in 1998 as the English Federation of Disability Sport, Activity Alliance has become the go-to organisation for information about disabled people’s engagement with sport and active recreation. Now, an exciting opportunity exists to become Chair of Activity Alliance and lead the organisation into a new era of innovation and growth.

For the last 20 years English Federation of Disability Sport, now Activity Alliance has been an integral part of the sport and activity landscape and promoted the interests of disabled people in sport and recreation.

Under the current Chair, Charles Reed, the charity has been at the forefront of supporting disabled people to be active for life by enabling organisations to support disabled individuals to be and stay active.

The organisation has increased its annual operating budget from £1m to £3m in the past five years, established a vibrant new corporate identity, and exceeded Code for Sports Governance requirements. The charity has major ambitions for significant growth.

Activity Alliance is now seeking to appoint a new Chair that embodies the charity’s vision – Disabled people are active for life – to lead the organisation through an exciting period of development and growth.

The Chair will be:

  • A connector, providing the link between the Board and the Executive, giving leadership and support to the Executive and the Leadership Team in the delivery of the strategic plan.
  • A team leader, providing leadership and direction to the Board enabling them to fulfil their responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of Activity Alliance.
  • An ambassador, working with the Executive, to raise the external profile of Activity Alliance with relevant partners and bodies and increase their role and influence.


How to apply 

Activity Alliance has partnered with SRi, the leading executive search and consulting firm to support them in their search for a new Chair.

For more information about this role and details on how to apply, please visit the SRi website.

Closing date for applications is Friday 1 June 2018.

Download Activity Alliance Chair candidate pack.

Activity Alliance are very proud of their work in diversity and inclusion and encourage applications from disabled people and those with lived experience of disability.

Find out more about the charity’s work on Activity Alliance website

In other news: Activity Alliance are what’s known as a National Disability Sports Organisation (NDSO) but what does that term actually mean? Look at our glossary and find out! 

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