Ice Hockey UK (IHUK) is seeking to appoint an Independent Non-Executive Director (INED), with a specialist experience in Human Resources / People / Culture.

IHUK is recognised both nationally and internationally as the national governing body responsible for developing elite ice hockey in the UK, with a clear focus on developing successful GB teams, supporting the Home Nations’ league structure, international relations and large scale-events.

IHUK has recently entered into a new partnership with UK Sport to put plans for GB to compete successfully at major championships including the Olympic Games, in the next 8-12 years.

Independent Non-Executive Directors

As part of this ambitious plan, the IHUK Board led by the Chair Clifton Wrottesley, is undergoing transformation and is now seeking to appoint an HR-focused INED to join the Board.

To satisfy the definition of ‘independence’, candidates appointed to the Board must be completely free from any commercial connections with Ice Hockey in the UK and must not hold a significant role in a club or other Ice Hockey related organisation and must from the perspective of an objective outsider, be viewed as independent. Participation or non-political or commercial involvement in ice hockey does not in itself prevent any individual from being appointed.


IHUK is committed to inclusion, embracing the spirit of equalities legislation, as outlined in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy, available on our website.
Skills and experience required

The focus of the board will include developing a new strategy for IHUK, ensuring that the resources are in place to deliver it, reviewing and establish a strong governance framework, providing financial oversight, managing risk and oversight and support of the CEO and executive team and stakeholder relationships.

The successful candidates are likely to be able to demonstrate some or all of the following characteristics:

  • Experience at strategic level in Human Resources
  • Track record of success in senior roles in the private, public or voluntary sector, with an understanding of the role of the board
  • The ability to consider complex issues with the aptitude to think creatively and strategically
  • Skills to challenge, support and present views in a clear and concise manner
  • A commitment to improving diversity and equality and understanding the needs of under-represented groups in sport
  • A passion for sport and a willingness to devote time, energy and effort to IHUK


Board positions are non-remunerated and will require a commitment of approximately 6-8 days per annum, including attendance at meetings of the board, committees of the board and events. Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

The length of the appointment is for four years, with the possibility of extending for a further four-year term. Candidates should be UK-based.

How to Apply

A more detailed candidate pack can be found at:  CANDIDATE PACK

Should you wish to discuss this opportunity further please contact

Applications should be made by submitting a CV and supporting statement (of no more than one page) outlining your motivations and the value you could bring to the board of IHUK.

Applications should be submitted by email to

Closing date: 14th August 2023