North West Seeks Independent Directors

The NWCU is seeking to appoint up to three non-executive Independent Directors. We would welcome applications from individuals with expertise in the following areas:
• Legal & Governance
• Commercial & Sponsorship
• Marketing & PR

The appointments will be from October 2018 and for an initial period of up to 3 years.

This is a fantastic opportunity to help shape the strategy for the development of cricket in the NWCU region at a key time in the history of the sport, engaging with a range of partners, funding bodies, a committed volunteer workforce and the grassroots membership.

NON-EXECUTIVE INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR ROLE DESCRIPTION

Fiduciary Duties
• To act as a director of the North West Cricket Union of Ireland (NWCU) in the best interests of the Company,
with honesty and in good faith towards its Members, employees, principal funding partners, sponsors and
the communities within which the NWCU operates;
• To fulfil his/her responsibilities under company law and regulation in the United Kingdom;
• To use such personal and professional skills together with such contacts, experience and judgement as s/he
may possess with integrity and independence to optimise both the short-term and the long-term
performance of the NWCU;
• To play a full part in enabling the Board to arrive at balanced and objective decisions in the performance of
its agreed role and functions, in line with the NWCU Memorandum & Articles of Association and NWCU
Board Terms of Reference;
• To ensure that the objectives of the Company, as agreed by the Board, are promptly and properly carried out; and
• To act in the way s/he considers, in good faith, would be most likely to promote the success of the Company for the benefit of its Members and the sport as a whole.

Functions
• To bring knowledge and experience from his/her professional background and qualifications for the benefit of the Company and the sport as a whole;
• To undertake a role on any Committee of the Board to which s/he may be appointed;
• To work with colleagues to undertake any specific project agreed by the Board to support the activities of the NWCU;
• To report to the NWCU Board on progress and any other issues which may arise from the work of any such Committee or project; and
• To represent the NWCU at relevant meetings, conferences and/or other events, as may be requested by the Board from time to time.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Required key skills, experience and qualifications:
• Professional experience and relevant qualifications in the specified field(s)
• Experience of operating at a senior level in a strategic capacity
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to work positively within a team
• Ability to develop effective, sustainable partnerships within the sport and with key stakeholders
• Ability to support, challenge and work collaboratively with the Chair, General Manager and Board of Directors

Required behavioural competencies and qualities:
• Strategic perspective and vision
• Drive and commitment; and the ability to demonstrate these attributes to others
• Commitment to the sport and the organisation
• Strong intellectual and analytical abilities
• Innovative thinking, with the ability to focus on the issues to be dealt with ‘Independent Director’ means a director, nominated following an external search process, who is free from any close connection to the charity over the preceding four years.

Independent Directors will be full members of the Board and will attend all Board meetings. In addition, it is expected that Independent Directors will sit on one or more Board committees.

The Board currently meets six times per year. Additional meetings may be required during the year subject to ongoing business needs. Board Meetings generally occur on weekday evenings, lasting around two hours.

Cricket is an ambitious sport, as such, we are keen to attract a wider pool of talent to the board to help the sport attract and integrate with a wider participant base, better reflecting today’s society.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, race, colour, sex, marital status, religion, ethnic origin, nationality, disability or sexual orientation.

How to apply

Individuals wishing to discuss the role further prior to application can contact the current Chairperson of the NWCU, Andrew Fleming, at andrew@fleming-steel.com or the General Manager, Peter McCartney at peter.mccartney@northwestcricket.com

Please submit your completed application to the NWCU General Manager, Peter McCartney at
peter.mccartney@northwestcricket.com. Closing date for applications is Friday 21st September 2018.

Please include a CV and covering letter outlining how you would meet the requirements of the role applied for.

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