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24/09/2021
Active Black Country Independent Board Member Vacancies

Active Black Country (ABC*) is the Sport England recognised Active Partnership for the Black Country region, providing the strategic leadership for sport and physical activity across the areas of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

Operating to the future vision;

A future for the Black Country where all ages, abilities and backgrounds are able to be active and lead a healthy life.

The partnership seeks expressions of interest for Independent non-executive Board Members.

We are looking for individuals who will bring drive, commitment, the ability to ask intelligent questions and be collaborative. Some of you may have access to key networks or contacts in other sectors relevant to our work and can enhance our strategic and political influence; others may bring a strong local overview of local communities. Prior experience of a Board role is not necessary - we are keen to welcome new members who bring fresh thinking from within the communities we represent; to complement our existing skills we are particularly interested in applicants with experience in the following areas:-

  • Community Development
  • People and Organisation Development 
  • Partnership Development

The post is not remunerated but out of pocket expenses can be paid.

The Active Black Country Board encourages diversity to maximise achievements, good practice, innovation and impact and we welcome applications from everyone. We therefore reflect a positive action approach, under the Equality Act 2010 with appointments made on merit alone.

For an informal discussion on any aspect of the role please contact Ian Carey (ABC Director) – ian_carey@blackcountryconsortium.co.uk or on 07507060970 or Amanda Tomlinson (ABC Board Chair) - contactable via the details above.

Download the Recruitment Pack here.

Download the Declaration Form here.

Closing Date: 10th November 2021

To apply:

  1. Please submit a summary explaining why you are interested in this role, detailing how you are a good candidate for this post and how you fulfil the person specification – we recommend that this is no longer than two pages
  2. The declaration form – but completion of the equalities section is not mandatory, this is requested for monitoring purposes in line with our commitment to equality and diversity
  3. Please note that applications can only be considered if all the documentation is complete. Please send your application, preferably in MS Word format by email to: jobs@blackcountryconsortium.co.uk


*The Active Black Country Board functions as the decision-making body of Active Black Country and has overall responsibility for the strategic co-ordination and planning of ABC’s activities, as well as holding it to account for the effective delivery of its operational plan. Operating as Non-Executive Directors without voting rights, its members comprise Independent Board members and nominated representative members from the four Black Country local authorities.

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