Join Us

We are in start-up mode so are now looking for three additional INEDs to boost our capabilities and impact. As we do not currently have any paid staff, the roles are both unpaid and ‘hands-on’.

We are in an exciting period in the journey for British Lacrosse and have ambitious plans for our squads. Our men’s and women’s teams recently won the first-ever EuroLax Sixes Cup and will be competing in The World Games in the US in July in a brand-new game format of six-a-side.


Independent Non-Executive Director Opportunities

Voluntary Positions

Commitment – approx. 12 days per annum


We are specifically looking for competencies in the following areas:

• Commercial and Fundraising
• Finance, Audit and Risk
• Sports Marketing and Public Relations

We are seeking Directors who:

• Think both strategically and operationally
• Demonstrate clear analytical intellect
• Challenge effectively and constructively
• Add significant value to decision making
• Contribute to enhancing BL’s overall governance
• Are well-connected and effective communicators, able to liaise with and influence a wide range of stakeholders
• Align with, and uphold, BL’s stated purpose and values
• Are collegiate and supportive, comfortable in building relationships and influence without authority

Knowledge of elite team sport and/or the not-for profit sector is an asset.

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Commercial and Fundraising Requirements
  • Proven Senior Executive experience in developing short-term and longer-term commercial strategies to generate and secure recurring funding
  • Strong and relevant network of commercial contacts to develop external partnerships with a view to identifying new commercial opportunities in support of BL’s brand-building strategy
  • Knowledge of funding agencies and the sporting political system an asset.
Finance, Audit and Risk Requirements
  • Senior Executive and/or Board level experience with ability to analyse proposals, examine their financial consequence, make concise recommendations, and communicate financial information clearly.
  • Possess a recognised financial and/or accounting qualification
  • Proven experience of managing finances, accounts and audits and in developing and monitoring financial plans and budgets as well as developing and managing a Risk Register for the organisation.
Sports Marketing and Public Relations Requirements
  • Senior Executive and/or Board level experience obtained through working in a sports marketing or public relations organisation or role
  • Understanding and experience of driving both national and international campaigns, digital content creation and digital marketing will be essential
  • Strong commercial acumen and a variety of contacts within the media industry, ideally sports related.

British Lacrosse is an equal opportunities organisation and will not discriminate against applicants on the grounds of gender, gender identity, sexuality, race, age, or disability. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment and actively encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and perspectives across underrepresented communities such as Disabled, Ethically Diverse Communities and LGBTQIA+ applicants.

While these roles are unpaid, Directors can claim reasonable expenses if required, such as travel to attend meetings in person. Currently all meetings are held virtually on a monthly schedule, though this may evolve over time.

If you are excited by the potential of joining British Lacrosse and can commit to a three year term of office, please apply with your CV and Covering Letter detailing your relevant experience, suitability and motivation for the position to Sallie Barker, Chair, British Lacrosse at

Closing date for applications: 18th April 2022

Interviews expected the weeks beginning: 25th April 2022 and 2nd May 2022