Board Member Role Description

NORTH EAST REGION

BOARD MEMBER

The regional board is made up of a number of volunteers who are elected representatives of local cycling clubs and organisations representing Tyneside, Northumberland, Durham, Teesside and North Yorkshire. The Regional Board meets at least 6 times per year to deal with matters that relate to the regions British Cycling (BC) members and clubs and also administers the business of the British Cycling Federation (BCF) including funds derived from road and track based competition. The Board has a remit to work with BC staff and national council to support and develop the sport in all disciplines across the region; this includes setting up appropriate work groups to provide specific support in areas such as youth development and event development.
The regional board is made up of a chair, treasurer, secretary and other officers, they
have the support of a contracted regional competition administrator and a number of BC paid staff including a regional events officer and a regional development manager. The regional board also elects delegates to attend the annual National Council meeting to vote on its behalf.
Members of the board who have no specific role but support the general work of the board by providing advice and expertise to ensure appropriate decisions are made.
This Role Description is to be read in conjunction and notwithstanding the British Cycling Federation's Rulebook containing, Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association, National Byelaws, Technical Regulations and any subsequent supporting documentation.

1. MAIN PURPOSE OF VOLUNTEERING

a. Attend and contribute to regular meetings as defined by the bye-laws and any additional meetings as may be required
b. Represent the board at the request of the regional chair
c. Be involved with workgroups or sub groups, depending on your interest and experience, as opportunities arise
d. Communicate relevant information to other board members as appropriate
e. Ensure any information is held confidentially and securely in accordance with relevant data protection guidelines where appropriate and as requested by other board members or the regional chair
f. A passion to support the development of the sport in the region
g. An ability to be unbiased and impartial and to act in confidence when required
h. Basic IT skills – most communication is carried out via email
i. An understanding of BC and regional board governance is desired – copies of the BC
memorandum of association, articles of association, national byelaws, technical regulations and policies can be found on the BC website at
http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/about/article/bcst_rulebook_and_constitution copies of the regional bye-laws can be provided on request

2. EXPENSES

Expenses can in some circumstances be paid for exceptional travel or other expenses but they are not payable for routine board business

 

3. RESPONSIBLE TO

Regional board and AGM

 

4. COMPETENCIES AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

a. Must have own computer with good IT skills: email, Word, Excel, as minimum
b. Good organisation skills and administrative skills
c. Good communicator

 

5. QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED

a. No formal qualifications. However, a background in committee work and administrative duties and processes would be advantageous.
b. Must be computer literate.
c. Must have a good standard of written English.

 

6. COMMITMENT REQUIRED

a. Approx 2 hours a week
b. 6 X 2 hour regional meetings a year

 

7. SUPPORT RECEIVED

Support from regional board

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