British Gymnastics is the governing body for the sport of gymnastics in the UK. It exists to support, lead and inspire all those involved or interested in Gymnastics and provide a national direction and structure for the sport; delivering a range of opportunities across the age spectrum to take part and stay in gymnastics, as well as developing talent and delivering top-level success. British Gymnastics unifies the 4 Home Countries, the Isle of Man, 10 English Regions, over 1500 affiliated Gymnastics clubs, over 8,500 active coaches, over 390,000 participants and an incalculable number of dedicated volunteers across the UK.

British Gymnastics has seen positive development in its key areas of focus, with rising participation, a growing membership and outstanding medal winning success for the British Teams at major championships. It receives funding from UK Sport and Sport England but has also been able to diversify its income to good effect. Current turnover is circa £19 million with around 30% of this from governing funding (UK Sport, Sport England). With sound investment in the sport being made, the organisation is moving further towards a position of strength and sustainability and there is an exciting journey of continued investment and development ahe

After eight successful years, the current Chair is stepping down and we are now looking for a new Chair to lead the organisation through its next phase of development.


 Key responsibilities of this role will include: 

  • Strategic responsibility for British Gymnastics in conjunction with the Board 
  • Ensuring that the Board continues to operate in line with the Code for Sports Governance and demonstrates the highest standards of integrity 
  • Maintaining positive relationships with major external stakeholders, including UK Sport and Sport England, as well as fostering international relations and influence with relevant federations 
  • Chairing the Board meetings, creating a culture of openness and collaboration, bringing out the views from fellow Board members 
  • Providing advice and guidance on relevant matters to the CEO 


Relevant candidates will be able to demonstrate a strong track record of Board experience and an understanding of good governance. You will be a natural leader who inspires exceptional performance, whilst adopting a collaborative approach. The ideal candidate is someone who will take time to understand the organisation, can reflect and then add value. The successful candidate does not need to have had experience in the sport sector, although a passion for sport would be desirable. A candidate possessing commercial acumen and experience is desirable.

The position comes with a salary of £10,000 per annum. There are normally four Board meetings a year. Further details around time commitments can be provided.

Please apply with CV and covering letter to daryl.mason@hartmannmason.com

British Gymnastics is an equal opportunities employer and aims to provide a discrimination-free working environment. We are committed to an action plan and policy in line with the Equality Act 2010, which ensures that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of a protected characteristic.