Search for new sports partnership chairman

THE Lincolnshire Sports Partnership is looking to recruit a new chairman.

The role wants to hear from people who believe they can lead the trustees and to be responsible for the strategic direction, governance and development of this sports charity which helps support and develop promising youg athletes, as well as making sport more approachable for people of all ages.

Barrie Pierpoint, the outgoing chairman, will retire in September.

He has overseen the development, part-commercialisation, modernisation, growth, transformation and culture change over the past three years.

Mr Pierpoint is also known to Boston United fans as one of the men who helped the club in its darkest hour.

Facing liquidation, he joined forces with general manager John Blackwell to hold the public meeting which led to current owners David Newton and Neil Kempster deciding to save the club.

The role requires someone with strategic vision and an understanding of the voluntary, community and sport sector.

The chairman will guide trustees and enable them to set overall policy, targets and evaluate performance for this thriving organisation that currently offers guidance and support to approximately 1,100 voluntary and community sports groups throughout Lincolnshire.

Trustee Board Meetings are held six times a year. Other time commitments may be to attend various meetings and events throughout the year. The constitution reflects this as a three-year post.

This is an unpaid position although travelling expenses are payable.

For more information, contact Barrie Pierpoint on 07720 406 806 or email him at bp_mms@btinternet.com