British Disability Fencing is the National Governing Body for the Paralympic sport of Wheelchair Fencing in the United Kingdom, and is a charitable company limited by guarantee. The organisation is responsible for the strategic leadership and development of wheelchair fencing in the UK, the development of grassroots structures in fencing clubs for fencers of all disabilities and the management and selection of the national squad.
Although a very small organisation, British wheelchair fencers currently hold the number 1 rank in the world in two different categories, two World Champions and has a World Class Programme funded by UK Sport and managed by EIS.
British Disability Fencing (BDF) is currently inviting applications for an independent chairman on its Board. The directors share the responsibility for overseeing the management and development of the organisation and implementation of its strategic objectives whilst observing the wishes of its members.
The organisation is a small NGB seeking a merger with its bigger neighbour, British Fencing. Applications are welcome from individuals with the skills to lead this merger and move the organisation forward.
As part of our commitment to a diverse and skilled board we are seeking individuals who can bring a dynamic energy and enthusiasm to the role, and demonstrate expertise and knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
• Working with elite sports and/or athletes
• Business finance and strategy
• Commercial and/or partnership development
• Organisational governance
• Working on or with committees
Whilst no remuneration is currently available for the role of chairman, all reasonable expenses will be paid when funds allow.