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Become a NED of a football club

26 Jun 2018
IoD North West

Would you like to be a NED of a North West football club?

IoD North West is partnering with Supporters Direct to help you.

Being an INED can be an exciting, challenging and rewarding role. Clearly the success of the club and sustainability of the business is key but working within community sport provides other rewards. It’s a fast-paced environment with a high degree of external scrutiny over how the teams are performing or the facilities are being run. But these days clubs are just as likely to be judged or appreciated away from the pitch, enjoying goodwill and delivering wider social impacts that benefit the whole community.

INED’s are nothing new and have long been part of the good governance recommendations in business, but now are increasingly prevalent in sport with last year’s Code for Sports Governance stating that any sports body wishing to receive £1 million+ of public funding needs to have at least 25% of the Board as INEDs. The value INEDs can bring was also recognised in the Government Expert Working Group on football supporter ownership and engagement, a group which featured all the major football stakeholders.

Supporters Direct are now actively recruiting for individuals who would be interested being considered for a position. We will match people to clubs based on a number of factors such as past experience, geographic location, time available and skills offered. There is no obligation on the part of either the individual or the club to accept what we think is a good match.

More info including the forms to sign-up can be accessed here

For more information, please contact

0161 806 0890 

North West

Branch and staff contacts can be found on the main Contacts tab


IoD North West

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Manchester 
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