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.

Skiers and Snowboarders Involvement Group Member Recruitment

Role: SSIG Member
Term: 3-years
Salary: Voluntary, reasonable expenses for travel and subsistence will be reimbursed in line with DSUK’s expenses policy.
Closing date: Monday 22nd March 2021 at 9am
Interviews: Wednesday 31st March 2021 or Thursday 1st April 2021
The Role

As an individual member of the SSIG, you are expected to collaboratively participate and contribute to discussions that the CEO and the senior management team bring to the SSIG. It is also beneficial if individually, and as a group, you can share any suggestions you may have or any contacts that would benefit DSUK. The primary responsibilities of the SSIG members are as follows:
1.     To uphold the organisation's values and always act appropriately and in the spirit of DSUK and its membership. Commitment and empathy with DSUK’s objectives, vision, mission, and values.
2.     To take part in the meetings and work collaboratively and collectively with other SSIG members. (Meetings are currently held virtually and will be for the foreseeable future. Currently, we are using Zoom).
3.     To attend and contribute new ideas to SSIG meetings and broader DSUK discussions.
4.     To read and comment on any documentation which is distributed before any meeting
5.     To share your experience of skiing and/or snowboarding to inform the continuing development of DSUK.
6.     To act as a critical friend of DSUK.
7.     To act as an ambassador for DSUK by attending certain, predefined events.
8.     To recognise that as a member of the SSIG, you will be privileged to certain confidential information which must not leave the SSIG meeting space.

The SSIG is seeking individuals with experience in the following areas:
·       Mono and dual skiing
·       Bi skiing
·       Stand up skiing (including tethering, 3-track and 4-track)
·       Guided skiing/snowboarding (skiers with a sight/visual impairment)
·       Supported skiing/ snowboarding (for skiers and snowboarders with a learning disability)
·       Skiing/snowboarding with hearing loss
·       Snowboarding (seated and standing)
·       A person in the capacity of a family member
·       A person in the capacity of a support worker or rehabilitation assistant.

The SSIG will be open to all DSUK members and will consist of no fewer than six, and no more than 12 member. Two members of DSUK SMT are co opted onto the SSIG (In addition to the 12 SSIG members). The group shall actively strive to reflect the UK’s disabled population and welcomes all persons regardless of their race, sex/gender identity, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status or age.

Remuneration, and how to apply for the role

Although this is a voluntary position, reasonable expenses for travel and subsistence will be reimbursed in line with DSUK’s expenses policy.

The appointment will be for a fixed term of 3 years. SSIG members can serve a maximum of two terms.

Currently, the SSIG members have been working together (with DSUK SMT) since late spring 2020  in a time of coproduction. During this time, the SSIG members have focused on the future procedures, roles and responsibility of the SSIG. After April 2021 the original coproduction members will start their 3 year term along with the new SSIG members.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please submit a personal statement either in video format or as a written statement outlining what you would bring to the SSIG and how you meet the role requirements. Your personal statement should be no longer than one side of A4. A video statement of no more than 2 minutes. Please let us know if you have any adjustments which we can make for you.

Applications should be sent marked private and confidential – SSIG application, to Catherine at Catherine.rose@disabilitysnowsport.org.uk

For an informal discussion, please contact Jonny at jonny.mccandless@disabilitysnowsport.org.uk



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