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Chair of Trustees

This is an exciting opportunity for a person who wishes to be at the heart of promoting cricket for social good within Sussex. We are looking for a collaborative individual who demonstrates enthusiasm and integrity and who will inspire a passion for cricket in all our communities.

The Sussex Cricket Foundation (SCF) is run by a Board of Trustees appointed by, and accountable to, the Sussex Cricket Limited Board of Directors.  Currently, there are 10 Trustees.

The CHAIR of the SCF Trustees is primarily responsible for providing coherent leadership and a clear sense of direction for the charity.

Key accountabilities:

  • Work closely with the Chair of Sussex Cricket Limited (SCL) and its Board of Directors, the Chief Executive of SCL and the Director of Community Cricket to ensure that the objects, devolved authorities and range of activities contained within SCL REGULATION 17A are achieved;
  • Ensure that the vision, strategy, business plan and annual budget for the SCF are agreed, in operation and that performance is monitored and corrected where necessary;
  • Ensure that the Articles of Association of the SCF and requirements of the Charity Commission are adhered to at all times;
  • Actively promote equality, diversity and inclusion throughout the management and activities of the SCF;
  • Ensure that necessary policies, procedures and systems are in place, are working effectively and efficiently and are regularly reviewed, especially in relation to risk;
  • Chair the meetings of the SCF Board of Trustees and ensure that it functions effectively;
  • Ensure that the Board of Trustees focus upon strategic and policy matters, financial management and performance;
  • Ensure that the Trustees receive accurate, timely and relevant information prior to Board meetings;
  • Ensure there is a necessary range of Committees and Working Groups to address matters of focused activity;
  • Ensure effective communication with all stakeholders;
  • Provide regular, on-going support to the Community Cricket Director; and,
  • Take the lead in identifying and meeting development needs of individual Trustees.

This is an unpaid appointment, initially for a period of three years but extendable by agreement.

There are 6 formal meetings of the SCF Trustees each year.  The likely overall commitment is the equivalent of one day per fortnight.

Skills and experience

Applicants for the Chair role should:

  • Have outstanding, proven leadership skills; be someone who will enthuse and inspire employees, volunteers and a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Have a strong commitment to promoting and embedding diversity and inclusion at all levels;
  • Be an authoritative and articulate individual with strong political astuteness;
  • Possess integrity, good judgment and independence of mind;
  • Be committed to strong teamwork; able to effectively communicate, motivate and engage with widely differing individuals;
  • Be supportive of and have empathy with inspiring a passion for cricket in the heart of all communities; and,
  • Have no potential conflicts of interest.

Closing date for applications is 15 August 2022.  Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

Review of applications and shortlisting by 26 August 2022 with interviews most likely taking place in the week commencing 5 September 2022.  Reference and integrity checks will be taken up post-interview.

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Chair of Trustees


Sussex Cricket Foundation

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