Basketball England is the dynamic, forward-thinking National Governing Body for one of the most exciting sports around – basketball is also the second biggest team sport by participant in the country.

It is an exciting time to join us as following the successes at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, at which Team England secured gold and silver medals for the men’s and women’s 3x3 basketball teams respectively.

Our board is key to delivery of the organisation’s many initiatives and we are looking for a dynamic new Chair to lead us through this next period of growth and development, to help create the conditions to deliver our strategic plan and build relationships with key partners to gather the resources to make this happen.

Safeguarding is an organisational priority at Basketball England, with the recent Whyte Review showing all NGB’s the importance of this area of work. We celebrate and enjoy diversity at Basketball England and with many Black and Ethnic Minority members, we believe strongly in equality and inclusivity and our community. With this in mind, our organisation is keen to improve diversity at leadership levels to better reflect the communities we serve, and we would especially welcome and encourage applications from people of Afro-Caribbean heritage and other diverse cultural backgrounds.

Basketball England is undergoing a major transformation following the Commonwealth Games as we work with the basketball community to modernise and innovate our approach, become more inclusive and embrace the wider basketball community in the growth of the game.

We want to continue our evolution and more fully represent our diverse playing base, with the aim of looking, sounding and behaving like the game is played on court.

We are working to support the basketball community and serve our members. We’re engaging more, listening more and adapting more, working more closely with people from all levels of the game. It is an exciting time to be involved in basketball and we need the right people to help us achieve our goals.

The Chair

We are looking for a Chair who has an excellent understanding of business matters, combined with experience in, or passion for sport. We are looking for a candidate who is comfortable and assured in running Board meetings and getting the very best from the other directors, through a collaborative approach and encouraging the Board to express their views and ideas.

The Chair should have sufficient time to commit to the role and have an excellent understanding of modern governance in order to achieve ongoing success.

The Chair will have responsibility for excellent standards of corporate governance and strategic leadership, managing external member and stakeholder relationships and have the ability to demonstrate effective co- leadership with the CEO.

The link through to the broader candidate brief, including strategy, Board and application details is: https://www.basketballengland.co.uk/news/2024/basketball-england-seeking-new-chair-to-lead-national-governing-body/ 

To arrange a call regarding this position please email daryl.mason@hartmannmason.com