Power2Inspire are seeking to recruit new Trustees, who will also be Members and Directors of the Company.  Election is for a three-year term.

Power2Inspire info

Power2Inspire is a small and young, but dynamic, charity which stages adapted and inclusive sporting events.  Our inspirational Chief Executive and Founder, who was born without fully formed arms and legs, was also born passionate about sport.  Frustrated that as a child and teenager he could not play sports with his friends, he founded the charity whose Vision is that no-one should be left on the bench.  In other words, everyone should have the opportunity to participate in sport (regardless of body type, sex, age, disability, religion or ethnicity) and the opportunity to do so together.

Our Mission is to embed inclusive sport in the sporting, education and community landscapes and we seek to do this through a variety of events, mainly for children and young people.

Trustee role

We would expect an applicant to share the charity’s vision and to have a strong interest in sport and a desire to make a difference to wellbeing, especially that of disabled people.

You will need to be able to dedicate at least two days a quarter (eight days a year) to the charity, made up of an evening at a board meeting, reading and preparation for that meeting, some administrative tasks (e.g. commenting on policy) in between meetings, and attendance at some of our events (based largely in Cambridge and the Eastern Region). Trustees are expected to take part in a number of the charity’s events each year.

An applicant would ideally have skills and experience in one (or more) of the following areas, although we welcome applications from any candidates who wish to share their experience and expertise in any area:

  • Disability sport
  • Safeguarding
  • Data protection & Databases
  • Finances, including gift aid & Treasury
  • Lived experience around Inclusion, Diversity and Equality
  • Encouraging children and young people to participate in sport

Trustee requirements

  • To ensure that Power2Inspire complies at all times with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation
  • To maintain proper financial control and accountability
  • To set and maintain the vision, mission and values of the charity
  • To develop with the executive the strategy for the charity
  • To oversee employment procedures, policies and their implementation
  • To safeguard the good name of Power2Inspire and to promote the charity
  • To act in the best interests of the charity, never in the interests of yourself or another organisation

Ready to apply?

We envisage interviews to take place week beginning 21 June with final candidates to be invited to either our Festival of Inclusive Tennis (Saturday 3 July) or Super Sensory 1km (Sunday 11 July) as the final stage of appointment process, before confirming appointments by close of play Wednesday 14 July 2021.

To apply, please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to the Chair of Trustees, Jeremy Macklin.

For informal enquiries about the role, please email CEO, John Willis.