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Board Member - The True Athlete Project

Board Member - The True Athlete Project

The True Athlete Project Ltd (UK) is searching for a non-executive board member to join a current team of six non-executive board members.

The True Athlete Project is an organisation formed of Olympic and Paralympic champions, coaches, mindfulness teachers, clinical and sport psychologists, and policymakers. We design and deliver a range of innovative, mindfulness-based programs for all levels of sport - from the most elite, to grassroots and primary school sport. You can view our programmes here.

We believe in the power of sport to transform lives, but we are acutely aware that sport often fails to live up to its potential as a force for good. Our programmes aim to improve performance, nurture mental wellbeing, and cultivate a more compassionate society – all in one. To read our vision, click here.

The True Athlete Project Ltd is a company limited by guarantee with a pending application to the Charity Commission to attain UK Charitable Status. We work in partnership with The True Athlete Project (US) which is a US 501(c)(3) nonprofit organisation.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be highly motivated to play an active role in supporting the sustainable growth of an exciting young organisation
  • Have a particular expertise, experience and track record of fundraising and/or corporate sponsorship development
  • Have experience with helping start-ups and/or non-profits achieve growth and scale 
  • Be passionate about building a more compassionate world through sport 
  • Have an excellent understanding of both the high performance and sport-for-change sectors
  • Bring a rich perspective to the position, which complements the existing team
  • Embody mindfulness, compassion, inclusivity, acceptance, and kindness, professionally and personally

The Commitment
Board members are expected to attend quarterly board meetings (2hrs) in addition to preparing fully for meetings (e.g. reviewing documents), as part of a total contribution of 3-5 days per quarter. The successful candidate will be expected to attend TAP’s fundraising committee as part of that 3-5 day contribution. All board and committee meetings are currently being held online. On occasion they may be held in London or elsewhere. We will compensate for reasonable travel expenses.

The Benefits of Joining the TAP Team
You will be part of a world-class team of professionals who believe in the transformative power of sport, and who are determined to make a meaningful difference. You will expand your network, form deep connections, be part of an emerging organisation built from the ground-up, develop your leadership skills, and have the chance to engage with a range of training opportunities.

We are currently working on and/or developing projects with governing bodies, community sports centres and professional football team community foundations. Our 6th mentoring cohort has just got underway, matching 68 athletes from across 33 different sports and 10 countries! This couldn’t be a more exciting time to join the TAP Team and help us to deliver meaningful impact.

Your Next Steps
Interested candidates should submit a C.V. and a short statement of interest to TAP CEO, Sam Parfitt (sam@thetrueathleteproject.org). We will close the application period and proceed with interviews once a suitable shortlist of candidates has been found. Please contact Sam if you have any questions, or would like to find out more.

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