England Hockey Jobs - Independent Non-Executive Director

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Independent Non Executive Director to join the Board of England Hockey (EH) to help shape the future of the sport and contribute to its vision - ‘A nation where hockey matters’.


The Board conducts a skills assessment of its directors every 2-3 years, in particular those required of the NEDs.  NEDs are either elected by the membership or are independently appointed against defined skill sets e.g. legal, accountancy, marketing.  Whilst offering specific skills, all NEDs should:

  • Have the intellect to see the ‘big picture’ but also be able to focus on detail when necessary
  • Be experienced in the workings of large complex organisations.
  • Have a passion for and knowledge of sport and ideally hockey.
  • Have the integrity to take impartial positions on issues.
  • Be prepared to argue constructively, dispassionately and objectively.

Specific skills/experiences required for this appointment are:

  • Experience of working in a sophisticated market led company
  • An understanding of working practices in SMEs
  • A strong commercial background with experience in sales/marketing
  • An awareness of how sponsorship works
  • A good understanding of electronic communications e.g. CRM systems and social media customer engagement

This is an unremunerated position but reasonable expenses are paid.

Closing Date: 5.00pm, Monday 3rd February 2014.
Interviews: Week commencing 10th February 2014.

For a full Job Description please click on the link below:

To apply:  please submit your CV (no more than 2 pages) in typefont Arial size 11, together with a covering letter clearly outlining how your skills and experience are relevant to the requirements outlined in the job description to: Michele Townsend, HR Manager by email at  Michele.townsend@englandhockey.co.uk or by post at England Hockey, Bisham Abbey NSC, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1RR.

We would also appreciate you taking the time to complete the Equality Monitoring Form (below).