Recruiting for a Chair of the Board of Directors

Post published November 8, 2023

The British Handball Association (‘BHA’) is the governing body for high performance international handball in the UK. It is responsible for the Great Britain national teams at all age groups, as well as elite coaching. The BHA has secured National Squads Support Funding from UK Sport of up to £375K over four years targeted at our Senior Men’s and Women’s squads from 21-25. The BHA is a full member of both the European and International Handball Federations which are also funding partners. The BHA is responsible for a number of functions as a member of both organisations.

The England Handball Association and Scottish Handball Association are the BHA’s sole members, and are responsible for the grassroots development of the sport, as well as national and regional league and cup competitions, in their respective countries.

The BHA embraces equality, diversity and inclusion both on and off the field of play where everyone can participate. We encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, religion, belief or sexual orientation in line with our policies that can be found here.

The role of Chair

You will be someone who is keen to make an impact upon Handball as part of the wider sporting landscape across the nations of the UK.

Whilst it’s desirable to have highly relevant experience as a director, trustee or committee member – and with a good reputation – in a commercial, voluntary or public sector context, you should also be able to demonstrate appropriate skills in the following areas:

  • Recent experience of chairing boards and/or committees within sport or elsewhere
  • Established reputation as a leader and strategic thinker within sport or elsewhere
  • Significant experience of operating at a senior level in a strategic capacity
  • Strong working knowledge of Handball
  • Working knowledge of sports-related public affairs
  • Experience of raising commercial funds for sport

  • Experience of dealing with European and world sports federations

  • Ability in partnership working and relationship management
  • Ability to build and maintain strong, transparent relationships with key stakeholders
  • Ability to support, challenge and manage a relationship with the Board Members
  • Experience of speaking in public and to the media

  • Please see the full job description for more information.

    Handball operates in a closely integrated way across the world, and offers a very good opportunity for the right person to add significant value. Applications should be made to by 23:59 on Sunday 26th November 2023.