Swim England – Sport Operations and Commercial Committee Volunteer Posts

Swim England, based in Loughborough, has four voluntary positions available for the Sport Operations Committee.

We are looking at a skills based member recruitment and ask you to answer the following questions.

Are you passionate about our sport and want to contribute to its future direction?

Do you have knowledge and experience of the pathway from learn to swim to elite?

Do you have broad experience of the club environment?

If you answered yes to all of the questions above, then Swim England are currently in search of someone just like you to join the newly formed Sport Operations Committee.

In the new Swim England governance structure, the Sport Operations Committee reports directly into the Swim England Board. It has wide brief including overseeing the effective delivery of the pathway (all disciplines) from learn to swim through to the elite programmes, ensuring a seamless transition for all individuals. It will also provide direction on the development of the sport from clubs through to regions, as well as guidance and input into the annual implementation plans in place to deliver the Swim England strategy.

Neil Booth is chair of the committee, joined by two other Swim England Board members, four members of the Senior Leadership team and a nominated regional chair. To complete our team we are looking for four committed individuals to join us as we embark on this exciting time for our organisation.

About you: You will be someone who brings knowledge of at least one of the disciplines, but are able to think objectively across all aspects of Swim England’s activities, being able to act independently with impartiality.

You’ll also:

  • Be a member of Swim England and currently active within a club, county or region.
  • Have an open mind, willing to listen and consider the views and needs of others, whilst constructively challenging the status quo.
  • Show a commitment to promoting equality and diversity.
  • Be able to commit to attending meetings and being an active member of the committee, as well as being the representative on a Discipline Management Group.

If you are interested in applying for one of these posts please click below. Deadline for application is 31st July 2018.



In addition Swim England are seeking two voluntary members for the Commercial Committee.

The Commercial Committee exists to support the Board to develop the approach for delivering income streams. It explores current and new income streams including sales, sponsorship, partnerships, and memberships, and reports into the Swim England Board

The successful candidates will:

  • Have knowledge and experience of delivering positive commercial results, generating improved net income for organisations
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent financial awareness, with knowledge of the charity sector, ideally including fund-raising in that area
  • Whilst bringing commercial knowledge, be able to think objectively across all aspects of Swim England’s activity and act with impartiality
  • Have an open mind, willing to listen and consider the views and needs of others, whilst constructively challenging the status quo bringing innovative and well thought out contributions to a discussion
  • Have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Be a collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Come with a proven ability to build and maintain excellent relationships, respecting complete confidentiality, with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Show a commitment to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion at all levels
  • Have the ability to give and receive honest and constructive feedback


This is a voluntary, unpaid role. The successful candidate must be able to attend up to four Commercial Committee meetings a year (predominantly at SportPark, Loughborough). It is intended that meetings shall be around two hours in duration. There is likely to be a requirement for some commitment to committee work/phone calls in addition to attending meetings.

For further information on how to apply please click here.  Closing date for applications is 31st July 2018



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