The National Paralympic Heritage Trust, which was established on 11th November 2015, exists to enlighten and inspire future generations by celebrating, cherishing and bringing the Paralympic heritage and its stories of human endeavour to life.

The Trust owes much to its founding Chairman Paul Mainds, whose vision, commitment and sheer energy and enthusiasm for what the Trust is about over the last four years has been crucial in our establishment. Paul is stepping down due to other commitments so the Trust is now looking to appoint a new Chair, for an initial three-year term starting in Spring 2018, to lead the Trust on the next stage of its journey as it focuses on turning the plans into action.

We are looking for an exceptional leader to guide our future direction and provide leadership to the Trust, to engage with funders and stakeholders, as well as Chair the Board to ensure it fulfils its purpose.

Our future Chair could be drawn from the world of heritage or sport, or beyond, but you will share our passion for preserving and celebrating the heritage of the UK as the birth place of the Paralympic movement and it is likely you will have an understanding of, and access to, important networks or contacts in the sport and/or heritage sectors. You will also need to be committed to our aims and values, and to equality and diversity.

The role is non-remunerated but expenses will be reimbursed.

Closing date for applications:  12 noon Thursday 29th March 2018. Interviews will be held in April in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire.

You can download an application pack here or request one by email at [email protected]

For an informal discussion, please contact: Paul Mainds, the current Chairman, on 07836 662121 or Emma Boggis, one of the current member appointed Trustees, on 0207 976 3941 or [email protected]