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Trafford Borough Aquatic Network is seeking a new Chairperson to lead this national award winning network. The Chairperson provides direction and support to the network group made up of Chairs and Head Coaches of each of the Borough Aquatic Clubs, a
Trafford Borough Aquatic Network is seeking a new Chairperson to lead this national award winning network. The Chairperson provides direction and support to the network group made up of Chairs and Head Coaches of each of the Borough Aquatic Clubs, a representative from Trafford Leisure and a representative from the National Governing Body for Swimming – the Amateur Swimming Association. The network meets 4 times per year on a quarterly basis and meetings are held within Trafford Leisure Support Office at Marsland House in Sale. These meetings generally last for a maximum of two hours and the average monthly commitment for the Chairperson is somewhere between 3 and 5 hours.
If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Emma Thomas (see below).
Role description and person specification
The Chairperson has a strategic role to play in representing the networks vision and purpose to provide quality aquatic opportunities to the people of Trafford. The Chairperson ensures that the network members function properly, that there is full and meaningful participation at the meetings and that all relevant matters are discussed, decisions made and there is effective follow up of any actions.
Ensure that the network functions properly:
•To plan and run meetings in accordance with the Network Swim21 Development Plan
•To ensure that matters are dealt with in an orderly, efficient manner
•To bring impartiality and objectivity to meetings and decision making
•To facilitate changes and address any conflict between network members
Ensure than the network is managed effectively:
•To liaise directly with Trafford Leisure and the ASA, as appropriate, to keep an overview of Trafford Leisure business’ aims and objectives
•To co-ordinate with network members to ensure that responsibilities outlined in the partnership agreement are being met
Represent the network:
•To communicate effectively the vision and purpose of the network
•To advocate and represent the network at external meetings and events
•To be aware of current issues locally and nationally that may affect the network
Qualities and skills required:
•Excellent leadership skills
•Great communication and interpersonal skills
•Impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidences
•Ability to ensure decisions are taken and followed up
•Good time-keeping and time management
•Tact and diplomacy
•Understanding of the roles / resp
Marslnad House, Marsland Road, Sale , M333AQ
In return you will receive in return: The post of Chairperson is an unpaid role, however, Trafford Leisure would reward the successful candidate with a complimentary health and wellness membership and other discounts on products / services TBA at the time of appointment.
You must be over 16 years old
Applicants will be shortlisted
Open from Saturday 1st April 2017 to Wednesday 1st May 2019
Closing on Tuesday 28th February 2017 in -480 days.