ukactive Board Elections

What is the opportunity

ukactive has 2 opportunities to join its Board of Directors to help steer the organisation in its mission to get more people, more active, more often.

The opportunities are for those who work in the Local Authority or Wider Activity fitness sectors.

These Director roles are elected to represent their section of the ukactive membership and ensure that the views of the Membership are fed in to the strategy and operations of the organisation.

The roles are elected on an initial 3 year term and is not remunerated.

About the Board

The Board is chaired by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and includes a wealth of experience from across the health and fitness sector.


Interested parties are invited to submit an application along with endorsements from 2 current ukactive member organisations. Please note, endorsements must come from a senior individual at these organisations.

Further rules relating to the application are included on the website.


Applicants are only able to stand in the category that their organisation represents. E.g. if you represent a private leisure operator then you are not able to stand for the local authority leisure provider seat.


Applications close on 30th August. Applicants will be reviewed by the ukactive Nominations Committee and a final list of applicants will be confirmed by 6th September. Elections with the ukactive membership will then take place between 6th and 27th September. Only ukactive members will be able to vote in these elections.

Successful candidates will be informed on 4th October, and will then be invited to the  Board meeting which is taking place on 23rd October in Holborn, London.

How to apply

Please complete the application form on the ukactive website, which includes a short biography and skills section. Please note that this will be included on the ukactive website and available to ukactive members as part of the voting process.

*** Please send email confirmation of your two endorsements to ***

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please send an email to:


  • Please Select a Board position

  • Please provide a short biography (maximum of 200 words) to introduce your background, including relevant positions of responsibility
  • Please provide a short statement (maximum of 200 words) outlining the skills you will bring to ensure that ukactive meets its vision of raising the value and importance of activity to society and getting more people, more active, more often.
  • Please provide a short statement (maximum of 200 words) outlining the boards and projects that you have been involved in supporting with ukactive or other third party organisations, and outline the commitment that you have showed to supporting them to be a success.
  • Please attach a corporate head and shoulder photo for your application (in jpeg format).
  • Please provide your linkedin URL, if you would like to include as part of your submission.
  • Please provide your Twitter URL, if you would like to include as part of your submission.

  • Acknowledgement

    I declare that I am not disqualified from acting as a board member of any UK-based organisation and that:
    • I have read and agree to the Terms of Reference for the relevant board
    • I am aged 18 years or over at the date of this application;
    • I am not incapable of acting by reason of mental disorder within the meaning of the Mental Health Act 1983;
    • I do not have an unspent conviction relating to any offence involving deception or dishonesty;
    • I am not an undischarged bankrupt nor have I made a composition or arrangement with, or granted a trust deed for, my creditors (ignore if discharged from such an arrangement);
    • I am not subject to a disqualification order under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 or to an order made under section 429(b) of the Insolvency Act 1986;
    • I have not been removed from office by an Order made by the High Court on the grounds of any misconduct or mismanagement nor am I subject to an Order preventing me from being concerned in the management or control of any relevant organisation or body;
    • I will act appropriately throughout the election process and will not let my nomination affect my general workings with ukactive and other ukactive member organisations.

  • Electronic Signature

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