Opportunities with British Cycling

Non- Executive Director
Voluntary Role

British Cycling is now well-established as the leading sports governing body in this country, thanks to an astonishing range of successes across the Olympic and Paralympic Games, World Championships and the creation and successes of Team Sky.

But it is not just there that we have delivered. Our participation programmes have continued to thrive and we are transforming cycling across Britain with over one million more people cycling regularly since we launched our mass participation programme, Sky Ride, in 2009.

Looking to the future, our challenge is to continue to thrive in this new era and expand in a sustainable manner, making the most of the opportunities offered to us. More people than ever before, in every walk of life, now know more about cycling and want to get involved. We are determined to welcome them, encourage them and work with them to move our sport forward.

The role

We are looking to appoint a Non-Executive Director who possesses the commitment, drive and enthusiasm to make a tangible contribution to the governance of British Cycling and bring specialist knowledge and experience in Marketing and Commerce in their various forms to complement the current expertise on the Board of British Cycling.

Along with other members of the Board of Directors, the successful applicant will be involved in shaping the strategic aims of the organisation, providing creative, informed and constructive input when considering the objectives and plans submitted by the Chief Executive. The translation of strategy and policy into actions is then the responsibility of the full-time paid officers of British Cycling, under the direction of the Chief Executive.

The post is for a three-year term, effective from 1st April 2015 and the post holder will be required to commit an average of two days per month, which includes attending approximately six board meetings per annum as well as the annual National Council Meeting. Reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed in line with the
Organisation’s Expenses Policy.


We are seeking an individual who can demonstrate the skills and attributes of the seven principles of public service, namely selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

A covering letter and CV should be sent via email to Bob Howden, British Cycling President, c/o angelathompson@britishcycling.org.uk or posted to Angela Thompson, HR Manager, British Cycling, The National Cycling Centre, Stuart Street, Manchester, M11 4DQ

British Cycling is an equal opportunities employer and accredited to the Intermediate level of the Equality Standard for Sport. Applications are welcomed from all sectors of society and all appointments are made on merit alone


Closing Date for Applications is 12 noon on Monday 2nd February 2015
Interviews will take place on the Thursday 26th February 2015, in Manchester