Badminton GB is the organisation responsible for the participation of GB Badminton in the Olympic and Paralympic Games through the World Class Performance Programme, funded by UK Sport. Badminton GB is responsible for setting the strategy for the WCPP which is delivered under contract by BADMINTON England as Lead Home Nation on its behalf.   The Board now wishes to appoint a new Chair to lead the organisation through the next Olympiad.

Role Title – Chair of Badminton GB

Organisation – Badminton GB

Location – Home- based / Mobile.  Board meetings normally in Milton Keynes, where the WCPP is based; some travel within the UK to represent Badminton GB.

Contract – Part-time, non-remunerated, expenses paid.  Expected time commitment of up to 20 days per year to include 4 Board meetings, regular liaison with Board Members, the Accountable Officer of the Lead Home Nation, maintaining key relationships e.g. with UK Sport and other stakeholders, and act as spokesperson for Badminton GB as necessary.

Term – 4 Years, renewable for one further period of 4 years

Role Description

The Chair has responsibility for the development and maintenance of an effective governance framework for Badminton GB and the WCPP. The WCPP funds the training and international competition programmes of the British players considered to have the potential to deliver success at the highest level of the sport.

The Chair will lead the Board to arrive at balanced and objective decisions in the performance of its agreed role and functions, particularly in overseeing the delivery of the WCPP through the Lead Home Nation Contract. The Chair will provide leadership to the GB Board in the fulfillment of its agreed terms of reference:

  • Overseeing  the effective operation and regular review of the WCPP ;
  • Monitoring the progress of the Lead Home Nation in delivering the WCPP  efficiently and effectively and supporting the Lead Home Nation in that task;
  • Identifying and minimising barriers and risks to the success of the WCPP;
  • Ensuring proper reporting to both Badminton GB and UK Sport on progress against objectives
  • Complying with all relevant governance standards including those required under the UK Sport Self Assurance Process
  • Assessing and appraising BGB Board members

Person specification


Previous experience of board/committee leadership, setting and maintaining shared goals and responsibilities, and understanding and valuing roles and contributions from all members

Previous experience within sport, either as an office-holder, participant, coach, volunteer or administrator


A proven track record in enabling high performance sport. In particular, experience which demonstrates a knowledge and awareness of performance planning and programmes

Experience of dealing with Sports Councils and the British Olympic Association

Experience of overseeing the formulation and management of budgets, and of monitoring performance (financial and otherwise)

Closing date

1st October 2016


Dates to be agreed between 17th and 30th October 2016


Please forward a CV and covering letter to

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