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27 Sep 2019

Part-Time Chair of GBWR

Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby – Posted by danielhook England, United Kingdom

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Our current chair, Kevin Aitchison, will be stepping down post the Tokyo Paralympics and, with early succession planning being a key part of the GBWR strategy, we are looking to recruit a ‘chair designate’ who will work in tandem with Kevin from appointment until becoming chair in September 2020.

This is a particularly exciting time for the sport. At the elite level wheelchair rugby, aka ‘murder ball’ was of one of the biggest hits of the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Since Rio, the GB team has been on an upward trajectory, is now ranked fourth in the world, and is well placed to challenge for our first Paralympic medal at the Tokyo Games.

At grassroots, the sport is thriving, with not only a growing number of clubs and members, but also with new disciplines now established offering the sport to a wider range of disability groups.

Candidates should have a passion for sport with an awareness of the social impact that sport plays in our communities.


Board meetings take place in Central London. The Head Office of GBWR is at Twickenham Stadium, London.

In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to undertake some travel, both national and international in connection with this role.

Remuneration and expenses

The role is non-remunerated. Reasonable expenses incurred on official GBWR business will be reimbursed.

How to Apply

To apply, please send: • A CV of no more than two sides of A4; • A supporting statement of no more than two sides of A4, giving specific evidence of your ability to meet the key responsibilities and person specification and your reason for application. • Names and contact details, including email addresses, for two referees and in what capacity you know them. Completed applications should be sent to: by Wednesday 6th November 2019. Please put ‘Chair Appointment’ in the subject title.

Job Types: Part-Time.

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