Update 26/06/2019 – Regional Representatives have been appointed as follows: Regional Representatives

Regional Representative job description 

Job Title: Regional Representative

Location: Please see below for locations

Salary: voluntary role

Responsible to: SportCheer England (SCE) board

Start date: Late June/early July 2019

Term length: 2 years

4 Regional Reps representing distinct districts of England, will form part of the constitutional make-up of the new SportCheer England NGB, with responsibility for representing their district in achieving a number of its strategic objectives.

Role summary               

Regional Reps will be required to build credibility quickly and establish strong partnerships across a wide and complex network of public and private stakeholders in their district*; including competitive programmes, after-school clubs, Local Authorities and other organisations offering cheerleading, including EPs and other appropriate partners. 

*Details of geographical boundaries for districts are shown in an appendage to this document

Key responsibilities 

  1. Represent the interests of your district at SCE meetings, AGMs and other relevant events.
  2. Work with SCE to help develop national and district level strategy, planning and implementation.
  3. To build relationships with competitive programmes/clubs, after-school clubs, and other leisure providers offering cheerleading, including EPs and other appropriate partners within your district.
  4. Understand the challenges clubs face and work proactively to help them find local, regional and national solutions to unlock the clubs’ potential.
  5. Develop and leverage external partner relationships with both public and private sector organisations such as Local Authorities, Leisure Providers and Commercial Sports operators to influence the delivery of cheerleading within your district.
  6. Ensure that there is an effective two-way communication process between the National Governing Body and all its partners and stakeholders.
  7. Prepare reports and communications for the SCE as appropriate.
  8. Any other reasonable management request.

Person specification 

The Regional representative must demonstrate through their behaviour the values of SportCheer England:

  • The candidate can demonstrate experience of success in this type of role and the possession of high levels of numeracy and literacy skills and the intellectual capacity and flexibility to cope with the work involved.
  • Relevant industry qualifications from other sectors very desirable i.e. sales and marketing, customer service, communications.
  • Cheerleading coaching / judging qualifications could be advantageous.
  • Experience of working in partnership with a wide set of voluntary, public and private sector and external agencies.
  • Ability to demonstrate people management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the day to day governance, management and operations of local cheerleading clubs is highly desirable.
  • An ability to put aside personal affiliations and opinion, in order to work with others to meet the aims and objectives of SportCheer England.
  • Experience in the sport and the voluntary sector (including funding and partnership work).
  • Be able to demonstrate a track record of successfully meeting targets.
  • Have general up to date knowledge of current legislation in cheerleading including child protection, health and safety, etc.
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate accurately and clearly in written and verbal communications, including presentations.
  • The ability to deliver successfully and calmly in high pressure environments.
  • Be a team player with the ability to work from own initiative.
  • Excellent negotiation and persuasion skills with the ability to build trust and confidence with stakeholders.
  • Ability to analyse and problem-solve.
  • High level facilitation, negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Performance driven and intensely customer focused.
  • The willingness and ability to work unsociable hours and travel as and when required and reasonable.

This job description is not intended to be regarded as inclusive or exhaustive and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the organisation. 

Eligibility – Any individual, who is eighteen (18) years of age or older, who is a resident of England as defined in the Income Tax Act, who has the power under law to contract, who has not been declared incapable by a court in England, in any constituent country of the United Kingdom or in another country, and who does not have the status of bankrupt, may be nominated for election or appointment as a Director. Regional Directors must reside in the region to which they are elected.

*Regional split

  • South West and South East, inclusive of London
  • East of England and the East Midlands
  • West Midlands and North West
  • Yorkshire and the Humber, and North East

 

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