Seeking new Independent Director for BMC Executive Committee

Posted by Peter Burnside on 01/11/2017

To balance the composition and skills of our Executive Committee, the BMC welcomes applications for an Independent Director with a background in finance, audit or risk management during an exciting period of organisational development and governance modernisation.

As the national representative body for climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers in England and Wales, the BMC remains a passionate advocate for our members and the wider outdoor community. Established in 1944, we now have 85,000 members, 33 staff, a dedicated volunteer network and a head office in West Didsbury, Manchester.

The landscape in which the BMC operate is dynamic, diverse and ever-changing and the organisation remains proactive and forward thinking in order to remain relevant to our members whilst maintaining and promoting our traditional values.  

The BMC Executive Committee provides strategic direction, supports operational management and helps promote our activities across England and Wales. The successful candidate will be part of a team expected to analyse plans and strategic options in a constructive way and help guide the future development of the BMC.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Helping define and develop the BMC’s vision, mission and long term strategic direction.
  • Approving the allocation of funds and monitoring operational and financial performance.
  • Supporting the development of a newly established Finance & Audit Committee (a sub-committee of the Board).

The board meets quarterly; usually in Manchester from 7.00-10.00pm on Wednesday evenings. The successful candidate will also find it useful to attend occasional National Council meetings which take place 4-5 times per year in mountain and coastal locations across in England and Wales. Business between meetings (email correspondence / conference calls) will typically amount to 3-6 hours per week.

In line with our Equality & Diversity Policy we are keen to achieve a more diverse Board and particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups, in particular people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and women.

Further information, including person specification and the application process can be found on the BMC Jobs page. 

The closing date is 16 November 2017. Interviews will take place on Friday 1 December.


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