Work for disability snowsport uk

DSUK believe that taking part in adaptive snowsport has the power to transform a person’s relationship with not just their disability, but with all aspects of their lives. We believe that all people have the right to access the unique physical, mental, and social benefits of snowsport, regardless of disability, injury, or experience.

We operate snowsport schools at various locations throughout the UK as well as delivering opportunities to ski and snowboard in a mountain environment worldwide.

We are supported by a fantastic team of highly-qualified adaptive instructors as well as a brilliant network of passionate and skilled volunteers. Together, we work to ensure that everybody has the opportunity to access snowsport.
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Chief Executive Officer

Role: Chief Executive Officer
Location: Flexible. Can be a balance between home-working and working from office locations, with routine travel to other UK locations and occasional travel abroad, once travel restrictions are lifted.
Hours: Full Time
Salary: £50k-£55k, depending on experience
Open Session (meet Staff and Members):  Wednesday 10th March 2021 at 18:30 (via Zoom)
Closing Date: Sunday 14th March 2021
Longlist interviews: Week commencing 29th march 2021
Shortlist interviews: Week commencing 15th April 2021
About DSUK

Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK) is a charity and membership organisation which offers unique opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to access snowsports.

DSUK believe that taking part in adaptive snowsport has the power to transform a person’s relationship with not just their disability, but with all aspects of their lives. We believe that all people have the right to access the unique physical, mental, and social benefits of snowsport, regardless of disability, injury, or experience.

With a team of around 400 staff and volunteers, we operate ski schools at various locations throughout the UK as well as delivering opportunities to ski and snowboard in a mountain environment worldwide. We also provide a platform for disabled skiers to meet and participate in snowsports through our local groups.

With over 40 years’ experience in teaching adaptive snowports in the UK, DSUK has been successful in raising prominence of the sport through working with the British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI) to introduce the Adaptive Snowsport Instructor qualification pathway and through getting our Para-athletes onto the world stage.

Over the past two years the organisation has been undergoing a process of change as we set in place a new and ambitious strategy; and sought to extend our reach and widen the services we offered. While it is fair to say that the pandemic has temporarily stopped our physical delivery, it has not dampened our desire to grow and to provide support to our members.

We recognise that disabled people are disproportionately affected by the current situation and that the isolation that many people are feeling is compounded by their disability, particularly for those clinically vulnerable and shielding. To this end we are developing a range of new ideas which will support the health and wellbeing of our members; and further accelerate the organisation’s transformation.

The Role

We are seeking a strategic, dynamic and effective leader to continue this work. To help take stock and lead the charity on the next stage of growth, expanding reach and increasing revenue through developing a range of new products and member services. They will be tasked with further developing thinking around the nature and shape of the Charity post-pandemic and delivering a strategy for Disability Snowsport UK which is forward looking and ambitious. As such, they will be a confident communicator with experience of building effective partnerships with external stakeholders.The successful candidate will have substantial experience working in a senior level role with budgetary accountability and interaction with a Board. They will have a proven track record of strategic leadership and managing change. Strong operational management and risk management experience will be essential. You will have the ability to empower and build the capability of a diverse and geographically spread workforce. Above all, you will be passionate about the impact the charity can have and able to inspire others to change attitudes towards disability. Previous charity experience is not essential but some knowledge of, or experience in, the area of disability or disabled sports is highly desirable.

Key Responsibilities

- Define and deliver a forward looking and ambitious strategy to expand the opportunities for Disability Snowsport UK and its members
- Lead a proactive and ambitious approach to fundraising and revenue generation with an aim to diversify the income sources for DSUK
- Identify opportunities to innovate, improve and strengthen the delivery of Disability Snowsport UK’s core business
- Align operations with overall strategy and optimize available resources
- Develop the capacity of the senior management team to facilitate organisational growth
- Expand grassroots participation in adaptive snowsports across the UK
- Oversee delivery of snowsports programmes in the UK and activity weeks abroad in Europe and the US
- Provide strong, inspirational leadership and management of staff and volunteers across multiple locations
- Implement appropriate corporate policies and procedures to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and foster a culture that provides a safe, effective, child/vulnerable adult friendly environment across the charity
- Manage relationships with external stakeholders including patrons, high profile sponsors and funders

To register interest for Open Session Please email: clientpartners@aspenpeople.co.uk

Disability Snowsport UK is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex/gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status or age.

Senior Fundraising Officer Recruitment

Role: Senior Fundraising Officer
Location: Home-based. With occasional travel across the UK.
Reporting to: Head of Finance
Hours: 37.5 (usually Mon-Friday)
Salary: Circa £25k, depending on experience
Closing date. 9:00PM on Sunday 7th March 2021
Interviews: Thursday 11th and Friday 12th March (via Zoom)
The Role

Following a restructure, we are seeking a Senior Fundraising Officer to develop and lead on a range of activities including third-party, community and virtual events, and corporate fundraising. This is an exciting opportunity to join a values-led team and use your broad experience and excitement for what we do, to make this role your own.

We are looking for an adaptable, confident, and proactive individual who is people-focused and who possesses exceptional organisational skills. Above all you will be happy to share your ideas with the senior team and support the organisation to try new ways of fundraising, whilst providing a sound business case for doing so.

Scope of work

Working with the Senior Management Team, the Senior Fundraising Officer will lead on DSUK’s fundraising activities including third party, community and virtual events, and corporate fundraising.

You will be creating new fundraising streams to capitalise on opportunities and have full creative license on how DSUK raises funds. This could include local corporate partnerships (e.g. charity of the year and corporate events), community fundraising (challenge events, school fundraising, third party events), and digital fundraising (with a focus on regular gifts), but you will be supported by an open-minded senior team and we welcome your ideas.

At this point in the team’s growth, the Senior Fundraising Officer is also responsible for fundraising administration including gift processing and donor stewardship. Support from the office administrator is available to help in peak times. We are entering an exciting new phase at DSUK and it is anticipated that this role provides room for future growth including legacy giving, and high value donors. Training will be given to support this growth.  

To apply, please send an up-to-date CV, along with a cover letter that clearly provides an example for how you meet each of the essential and desirable criteria set out in the Person Specification. Please send to Catherine Rose, Head of Finance and HR via catherine.rose@disabilitysnowsport.org.uk

Disability Snowsport UK is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex/gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status or age.