Vacancy – Non-Executive Director (Legal)
Wales Golf Non-Executive Director Advert & Role Description
Role – Non-Executive Director: Legal
Wales Golf invites applications for the position of Non-Executive Director: Legal. The key elements of the role and the skills and attributes that Wales Golf is looking for in the successful candidate are set out below.
Previous Board experience or a knowledge of golf are not requirements for this role.
Time Commitment: Approximately 10-20 days per year
Remuneration: Voluntary position (expenses paid)
Location: Board meetings held in Newport or Cardiff (5 per year) with an option to attend some meetings via video conference.
Term of office: 4 years (a second term of four years is available subject to Board approval)
Provide legal advice to the Board as required.
Advise on and assist in the preparation and review of legal documents including commercial contracts.
Advise on and assist in the preparation and review of governance documents and policies.
Act as the company’s ‘intelligent customer’ when liaising with its external solicitors.
Leadership and strategic development
Participate in the development of Wales Golf’s purpose, culture and values and the establishment of its strategic objectives.
Oversight of the performance of the Company against its strategic objectives.
Contribute to a constructive relationship between the Board and the executive team.
Contribute to an environment which encourages open discussion and constructive challenge.
Governance and financial stewardship
Ensure best practice standards of corporate governance consistent with the Board’s fiduciary and statutory responsibilities.
Ensure that the Company maintains a sound system of internal controls and risk management.
Contribute to an annual evaluation of the performance of the Board.
Ensure that the company maintains an appropriate financial position and approve the annual financial plan and monitor performance against it, updating as necessary.
Attend and contribute effectively at Wales Golf Board Meetings (5 per year) and other committee meetings and events as required including the AGM.
Contribute advice in any areas of relevant experience.
Ideal person specification
- Qualified solicitor with recent and relevant experience in corporate and commercial law either in practice or a business environment
- A strong track record of achievement in their executive career.
- Experience of working in an environment involving strategy development and implementation.
- Knowledge and understanding of the principles of good corporate governance.
- An understanding of the responsibilities of being a company director.
- Experience of providing advice regarding data protection
Personal characteristics and abilities
An ability to question intelligently, challenge rigorously and debate constructively.
An ability to make decisions in a considered and dispassionate manner.
Strong interpersonal skills.
High ethical standards of integrity and probity and a commitment to Wales Golf’s values and a culture of inclusivity, equality and diversity.
Able to gain the trust and respect of other Board members and Wales Golf staff.
A commitment to stay well informed about Wales Golf and the environment in which it operates.
The closing date for applications is Monday 6 February 2023
Candidates should return a completed application form and CV by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates may also complete and return an equal-opportunities monitoring form (optional) to the above email address.
Interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday 8 March 2023.
Equality Monitoring Form
NED Application Form
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