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Chairperson

Table Tennis Ireland (the Association) is the National Governing Body for the sport of Table Tennis responsible for the management and overall development of all areas of the sport, throughout the island.

The Association is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors comprising 5 Directors and a Company Secretary. The Board is supported by a Management Committee, comprising of 6 voluntary Managers, who look after operations with assistance from our General Manager and office team of 3.

Table Tennis is a sport suitable for all age groups, from juniors to veterans, as well as able bodied and those with a disability. The Association currently has 55 affiliated clubs and works with a further 97 schools.

THE ROLE

We are looking to bring a Chairperson on board to drive and support the future growth and development of our organisation. The Chairperson of the Board is a voluntary role to act as team leader of the Board, and ensures role clarity and accountability of each member.

Responsibilities include:

Overseeing that the Board is effective in setting and implementing the association’s direction and strategy.

Providing leadership and ensuring the effective operation of the governing body.

Liaising with the General Manager in preparing board meeting agendas and making sure all current issues are covered.         

Liaising with the Finance Director to ensure that all necessary financial documents are ready for Board Meetings.

Ensuring that all relevant documents are either circulated to participants in advance or are to hand at the meeting.

Ensuring that decisions made at Board Meetings are implemented.

Acting as a spokesperson for the Association.

Dealing with complaints and mediating in case of disputes.

Speaking to individual members regarding particular issues when necessary.

Delegating duties as appropriate.

Promoting a culture of openness and transparency.

Promoting good corporate governance throughout the organisation.

Performance managing the General Manager and ensuring the evaluation of employees.

SKILLS

  • Significant senior leadership experience

  • Prior board member experience and thorough governance knowledge.

  • Superior stakeholder management, financial and business acumen

  • Process improvement, reporting, presentation skills.

  • Strong communications, interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to prioritise/manage demands of a voluntary organisation.
  • A high level of motivation, a positive disposition and sound judgement.

  • Ability to build cohesion, collaboration, drive progress and contribute to committees.

  • Experience within a not-for-profit environment would be an advantage.
  • A keen interest in sport; Table Tennis would be an advantage.

COMMITMENT

There will be approximately 8 Board meetings and the Annual General
Meeting to attend each year. 

Meetings are normally held in Dublin at the Sport Ireland Campus or online.

Outside of Board meetings time commitment required would be 6-8 hours per month.

This is an unremunerated role however reasonable travel expenses will be paid.

If interested, please submit an up to date CV and cover note.