Cerebral Palsy Sport is a charity and limited company and the country’s leading national disability sports organisation improving the health and emotional wellbeing of people with cerebral palsy through physical activity, and engaging the community in a number of programmes and interventions. We also offer expert, specialist support to parents, support workers, teachers, coaches, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, sport providers and other professionals on how to adapt sports for people with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities.
Cerebral Palsy Sport is a member of the Cerebral Palsy International Sport and Recreation Association (CPISRA) and was also a founding member of the British Paralympic Association.
Cerebral Palsy Sport is a successful and respected influencer and change maker. The core of our work is putting people with cerebral palsy at the heart of what we do and creating opportunities through sport for people with cerebral palsy. Every year we help hundreds of children, young people and adults experience the life-changing benefits that participating in sport can provide. Fundraising is a key for us to provide these opportunities. We fundraise through events, community, individual activities and grant applications.
Non-Executive Directors / Trustees – Voluntary position
Cerebral Palsy Sport, the country’s leading national disability sports charity, is looking for inspiring Trustees to join our Board.
At CP Sport, we aim to ensure that everyone has access to the benefits that taking part in sport can bring. We host regional and national competitions across a range of sports and adapted sport and support people towards Paralympic pathways. Just as importantly, we work with partners across the county to provide opportunities for people with cerebral palsy and other impairments to enjoy sport and active recreation at all levels, sometimes for the first time.
We are at an important stage in our journey. We are about to launch a new, ambitious strategy, building on our values and challenging ourselves to continually improve our ‘personal best’, to ensure that everyone with cerebral palsy has the opportunity to enjoy sport and active recreation.
Inspired by our beneficiaries, our Board is committed to continually improving our own performance, working together with our operational staff as ‘Team CP Sport’. Our Board meets 6 times each year, with one Board Awayday. In addition, we may require your participation on a committee or time-limited task force. We encourage attendance at events – and our trustees often say this is the most inspiring and rewarding part of the role!
We ask our trustees to make a commitment to Cerebral Palsy Sport, to devote the necessary time, strategic vision, independent judgement, creatively and willingness to speak your mind. We are committed to equal opportunities and actively welcome applications from disabled people. In return, we offer an opportunity to develop your skills and experience as a trustee of a national charity, and, to make a meaningful difference to the lives of our beneficiaries.
Ideally, the successful candidates will be able to demonstrate:
- A track record of meaningful roles in the private, public or voluntary sector
- The ability to operate at Board level in a national organisation effectively
- Ability to think creatively and strategically; the skills to challenge current thinking at Board level
- The time commitment needed to make a difference to the Charity
- A good understanding of the role that disability sport plays in society and a clear commitment to improving diversity and equality and understanding the needs of under-represented groups in sport
For applications details and if you would like to apply for the role, please download the application form, diversity monitoring form and role details below:
- Are you committed to improving the lives of people with cerebral palsy?
- Are you passionate about sports?
- Do you have some free time?
- Do you want to gain new skills and experiences?
- Do you enjoy working with and meeting new people?
- Do you want to make a difference?
If you answered Yes to these questions, have you considered becoming a Volunteer for Cerebral Palsy Sport?
Our current volunteer roles include:
- Administration Volunteer
- Fundraising Development Volunteer
- Sports Event Volunteers
We do have a range of volunteering opportunities available – see our Volunteering page for more details.