We are seeking outstanding individuals to help take the charity forwards and realise its ambitions in the coming 3-5 years, leading the Board and executive team in the overall governance and strategic direction. Applications are invited for the roles of Chair of the Board and additional trustees with financial, marketing/communications and fundraising experience are also sought.
Mission Motorsport is an award winning and vibrant young Service charity. It was founded in 2012 to formalise the delivery of an area of recovery sport – but further to improve the life chances of those who have served and their families, through engagement in the automotive industry. That mantra – Race – Retrain – Recover maps across to sport, training and vocational support and remains as true and relevant today as it did nine years ago. The charity has delivered a lot of engaging sport, but also helped many veterans and service leavers find new careers.
The charity is driven by a desire to harness effective collaboration in order to achieve greater impact – launching innovative mechanisms including Mission Automotive, an Armed Forces engagement initiative for the UK Automotive industry. It helps companies to access and retain ex-Forces talent, generating sustainable and relevant employment opportunities for service leavers, veterans and their partners. It is delivered by Mission Motorsport, the Forces’ Motorsport Charity in partnership with the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and with The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, supported by the Ministry of Defence.
Suitable candidates will need to demonstrate a history of successful senior leadership in the public or private sector. Commercial and financial acumen are essential alongside experience of high level advocacy and the management and influencing of senior stakeholders.
Prior experience of charity governance is preferred and a clear appreciation of our mission, our work and that of the wider the military charity sector will be expected. The Chair is appointed for an initial two-year term.
Expressions of interest should be sent to the CEO, James Cameron firstname.lastname@example.org