Chair of the Board

Remunerated at £20,000 per annum.

At ukactive, our long-standing and uncompromising vision is to get more people, more active, more often. We are committed to improving the health of the nation through promoting active lifestyles. We exist to provide expert support to our members on issues of reputational concern, to promote growth and champion the sector through campaigns, to provide business intelligence on sector trends, and to lobby Government to improve members’ operating landscape, ensuring the impact the sector can have on major societal issues is acknowledged and maximised.

The Role

As Chair, you will provide credible and inspiring leadership to the ukactive Board and hold responsibility for ensuring that strategic direction and appropriate governance takes place, whilst also instilling an innovative and collaborative culture for Board and the wider organisation. You will also be experienced in performing external and media-facing activities in order to help increase the organisation’s profile and, in an emblematic role such as this, ideally you will have experience of political engagement or influence.

The current Board of ukactive is highly committed, skilled and capable, and dedicated to realising the mission of the organisation. You will be someone who shares that passion for promoting active lifestyles and the benefits that this brings to the nation’s physical, mental and social wellbeing. You will also recognise our significance within our sector and demonstrate a desire to help us consolidate and increase our influence and impact, as well as support our membership in promoting physical activity. With that in mind, you will have exceptional interpersonal and alliance-building skills to leverage stakeholder networks to the greatest effect, and to ensure we have a voice.

You will have a dynamic outlook, an outstanding reputation for ambassadorial capability, unimpeachable integrity, a commitment to diversity and maturity of judgement. You will demonstrate high intellectual and strategic acumen but engage with energy, warmth and wisdom both externally and internally with the Board Directors and executive staff.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.