British Paralympic Association Board Elections

British Paralympic Association

Nominations are invited for election to the roles of the Chair and Director at the British Paralympic Association

The British Paralympic Association has commenced the process of electing the next Chair and three other directors of the British Paralympic Association (BPA), a registered Charity (charity number 802385).

The BPA is the lead organisation responsible for the Paralympic movement in the UK and our focus is on ensuring we retain our status as a world leading nation by creating a ‘best prepared’ environment for our athletes to thrive at future summer and winter Paralympic Games.  At the same time we are committed to building on the successes of London, Sochi and Rio to maximise our impact and the delivery of our wider vision: “through sport, to inspire a better world for disabled people.”

The BPA is looking to encourage nominations for both Chair and Members of the Board of Directors from a broad cross section of potential candidates.  However, it should be noted that under its Articles of Associations, nominations may only be submitted by a voting member body of the BPA’s National Paralympic Committee.  A full list of voting member bodies is available on request.

Role Title: Chair and/or Director, and Trustee, of the Charity
Salary: This is a volunteer, non-remunerated role.  Reasonable expenses are reimbursed.
Location: London based at British Paralympic Association (“BPA”) headquarters at 60 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2NU
Job Description: The main responsibility of the Board is the overall governance and strategic direction of the BPA. The Board is responsible for developing the organisation’s strategy, in accordance with its values, and in line with legal and regulatory requirements.

The Chair’s key responsibilities are:

·         To lead the Board in ensuring that it fulfils its responsibilities for the governance of BPA

·         To work in partnership with the CEO to help maintain BPA’s strategic direction and achieve BPA’s mission

The Chair also has a formal external role to play, representing the organisation in the UK and at an international level.


The BPA is fully committed to the principles of equality of opportunity and is responsible for ensuring that no employees, Board members, volunteers, supporters, participants, job applicants or members are unlawfully discriminated against because of age, gender, marital status, religious belief, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, nationality, disability or socio-economic background.

BPA welcomes applications from everyone irrespective of gender and ethnic group but as women and members of ethnic minority groups are currently underrepresented BPA would encourage applications from members of these groups.

How to apply: For further details on the role(s) and information regarding the nomination and election process please request a Nomination Pack to from
Closing Date: Nomination Forms must be submitted by Voting Members of the BPA by 5:00pm, Friday 27 January 2016
Election Meeting: Tuesday 28 February 2017