Non Executive Director – Elite Sport

England Netball is the national governing body for one of England’s biggest female team sports, netball.  We oversee and are responsible for the strategic plan of the sport across the country. We are a not-for-profit, customer focused sport business aiming to lead a movement on and beyond the court whilst upholding an unapologetic focus on women and girls yet still opening the game for new audiences to belong, flourish and soar.

We have experienced our most successful decade in the sport’s history, delivering the iconic Gold medal win at the Commonwealth Games in 2018, with our national team receiving accolades on the global stage.  We are amongst the leading nations of our sport and the Vitality Roses will be defending their gold medal this summer at the Commonwealth Games before preparing for the Netball World Cup 2023 in South Africa.

As a consequence, we have been able to establish the organisation as a powerful influence for good within UK sport and the wider community.  Despite the impact of the pandemic, once the sport was able to return for the 2021/22 season the membership level bounced back and exceeded pre-pandemic levels.  Additionally, the Board have recently embarked on our ‘Adventure Strategy’ to fulfil our purpose ‘To lead a movement, on and beyond the court. To uphold an unapologetic focus on women and girls whilst opening the game for new audiences to belong, flourish and soar.’

Key to achieving this success will be professionalising the sport to take it to the next level and ensure netball is the leading professional women’s sport in this country and as such we are currently looking to identify an Independent Non-Executive Board member with expertise in ‘Elite Sport’.  The successful candidate will be someone with the pre-requisite skills and experience making them capable of helping to guide the professionalisation journey and support the Vitality Roses to successfully compete for the Netball World Cup in 2023 and beyond.  You will help our organisation achieve this through growing a professional performance system providing an unending supply of outstanding players supported by a domestic league that is the most competitive, commercially vibrant, and captivating netball league in the world.

In short, this role will play a vital part in supporting the Roses to become the best team in the world.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual to contribute to a sport that is truly ‘on an adventure’. Recent years have seen the undisputed rise of netball and of women’s sport more widely, but here at England Netball we are only just getting started. We hope you are inspired and excited by this opportunity and thank you for your interest and support in England Netball.

McBride Sport are retained on behalf of England Netball to lead this search. All applications will be directed to Neil Edwards at McBride Sport (M: +44 (0) 7858 518 415, E:


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