CIMSPA Board of Trustees nomination

Our Board of Trustees has the executive responsibility for governing the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.

We are now recruiting one new trustee to the board from CIMSPA’s membership, via an election. Any CIMSPA member* can nominate themselves as a candidate for this election, subject to the qualifying criteria.

Trustees act as “champions” of CIMSPA and lead the overall strategic work of the organisation, ensuring that CIMSPA realises its vision, mission and values and advances its charitable purposes. Trustees have an equal responsibility for decisions made by the board.

Board trustees are expected to attend several face-to-face meetings per year (normally 5). The role is unpaid, but travel and subsistence costs are paid.

The election will start in the first week of September, and the results will be announced at the institute’s annual general meeting on Wednesday 16th September 2020.

To nominate yourself for this role, download and read the supporting documents below, make sure that you meet the criteria for the board, then follow the link to our AGM partner CIVICA’s website to nominate yourself. The deadline for nominations is Noon on Wednesday 19th August 2020.

CIMSPA is obtaining expressions of interests for an elected Board Trustee position, from members of the institute. Further information can be obtained by contacting CIMSPA via call us on 0343 8360200

Supporting document downloads

Document CIMSPA Board of Trustees Code of Conduct

Document CIMSPA Board of Trustees Terms of Reference

Document CIMSPA Board of Trustees Role Responsibilities and Duties


Board Trustee requirements

Trustee must be able to provide sufficient time commitment and complete the roles and responsibilities highlighted within the board trustee roles and responsibilities. They must also adhere to the CIMSPA Board Trustee and Sub-Committee Code of Conduct. Eligible board members must also meet the following:
  • Hold a current CIMSPA membership.
  • Be aged 18 years or over.
  • Capable of managing and administering their own affairs.
  • Does not have an unspent conviction relating to any offence involving deception or dishonesty.
  • Does not have an undischarged bankrupt nor have they made a composition or arrangement with, or granted a trust deed for, their creditors (ignore if discharged from such an arrangement).
  • Is not subject to a disqualification order under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 or to an Order made under section 429(b) of the Insolvency Act 1986;
  • Has not been removed from the office of charity director or trustee for a charity by an Order made by the Charity Commissioners or the High Court on the grounds of any misconduct or mismanagement nor is subject to an Order under section 7 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990, preventing them from being concerned in the management or control of any relevant organisation or body.
  • Is not subject to a disqualification Order under the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000.
  • Does not have any financial interests in conflict with those of CIMSPA (either in person or through family or business connections) except those which they are able to formally declare.


General Guidance

CIMSPA’s Board of Trustee aims to ensure that fellow trustees, committee members and CIMSPA’s employees are representative of all sections of society that they serve. CIMSPA has two key targets which it is working towards and committed to achieving:
  • A gender parity of a minimum of 30% representation from each gender.
  • Diversity across including, but not limited to, Black, Asian, minority ethnic (BAME), disability, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) members of the community.

The recruitment of new members to CIMSPA’s Board of Trustees and Sub-Committees will ensure that it continues to achieve these key targets and continually improve its Board and Committee diversity.

*All CIMSPA membership categories are eligible to stand for election with the exception of 'Retired' and 'Fellow' members.

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