British Skydiving, the National Governing Body for Skydiving/Sport Parachuting in the UK, invites applications for the role of Independent Non-Executive Director.

This is an exciting time to join British Skydiving as an INED. 2023 has seen the Association taking some significant steps as part of an ambition to establish itself as a future-facing governing body.  This has included recruiting a CEO and setting out our strategic plan for 2023-2027, building our inclusivity strategies by signing up to Charter Membership with Sporting Equals and continuing our good governance journey by commissioning an independent Board review.


Our INEDs play an important role in diversifying the insight and expertise shared around the board table, and a new INED joining British Skydiving is an exciting opportunity to bring another voice into that mix.


We value diversity throughout our organisation and are striving for a more diverse Board of Directors. We welcome nominations from everyone, we are looking to attract nominations from women, BAME groups and people with disabilities.


Role Title  Independent Non-Executive Director (Council Member)

Salary   Voluntary – expenses only

Contract  Fixed-term, initially for 3 years

Role Purpose

Our12-strong Council (Board of Directors) meets immediately following the AGM in January and then six times per year. It comprises ten Elected Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) nominated from, and elected by, the membership, together with two Independent Non-Executive Directors (INEDs).

There is a vacancy in one of the independent seats. All INEDs are selected by the Nominations Committee for ratification at our AGM. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will be co-opted to Council as a non-voting member with a view to formal appointment as a voting member by the AGM on Saturday 27 January 2024.

We seek individuals with strong leadership skills who can continue to develop and maintain British Skydiving’s strategic focus and help the organisation to achieve its goals. 

Applicants need to be able to make a commitment to British Skydiving and devote the necessary time, have strategic vision, independent judgement, and an ability to think critically and creatively.

Application Process

Please email your CV with a covering letter setting out how you meet the competencies
of the role and details of two referees to:

Robert Gibson – Chief Executive Officer

Key Dates

Applications close:  23:30 Sunday 29 October 2023
Interviews (held via MS Teams):  Week beginning 13 November 2023
Board Meeting (attending as an observer):  Tuesday 28 November 2023
AGM & Inaugural Board Meeting:  Saturday 27 January 2024

Completed Applications to arrive no later than 23:30 on Sunday 29th October 2023