Posted: 16 January 2018

Swimming Trust - Independent Non-Executive Chair

Swimming Trust
Job Type:
The role is voluntary with expenses reimbursed according to prescribed Swimming Trust policies.
Closing date:
08 February 2018
Interview date:
13 February 2018
Trustees may serve for a maximum of two terms of five years

The Swimming Trust is an independent charity established in 1996 and dedicated to getting more people swimming more often in safe and supportive environments.

The Trust is dedicated to delivering, in partnership with Swim England, Scottish Swimming and others, opportunities to enjoy the sport and to create a positive impact on the lives of individuals and communities. Our Trustees, staff and partners recognise the importance of ensuring that our business activities are delivered on a solid governance platform.

The role of the Swimming Trust Chairperson is to provide inclusive and inspirational leadership and guidance throughout the organisation. This is an exciting and vital opportunity to help develop and shape the future growth of the charity to meet changes in both the charitable sector and the structure of swimming in England.

With the recent incorporation of Swim England they have been granted charitable status. This will change our relationship with the governing body of English swimming and will present new opportunities as well as challenges.

A key function for the Chairperson will be to lead the identification of viable programmes, initiatives and areas for investment, where the Swimming Trust can be influential and develop new partnerships whilst retaining and building on its core values and relationships.

For more information and an informal confidential discussion about this new opportunity, please contact Jane Nickerson, CEO Swim England (

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to the Honorary Secretary, Brian DeVal

Closing date: midday Thursday 8 February. Applications after this time cannot be considered.

Scheduled interview date: 13 February 2018 in central London.