At least 9 Trustees must be members of Cycling UK, elected by the membership. The way we do this changed in 2016 following our governance review:
Members who wish to stand for election are invited to submit an application. The Board’s Nominations Committee assesses their application and considers the degree to which they have the personal qualities, skills and experience required; and how well they would complement the existing skill mix on the Board. The Committee’s conclusions are published with the applicant’s election statement and available to voters.
Details of the candidates, their election statement and the Nominations Committee’s views are sent to every member of Cycling UK. Every member has a vote in the elections for any Trustee vacancy. There is one UK wide constituency. Voting is done by post or online.
In addition, the Board may appoint two further Trustees, who do not have to be members of Cycling UK, – one of which will be the Senior Independent Trustee. These vacancies are advertised and the recruitment process is overseen by Nominations Committee.
The Board may also co-opt other people as Trustees to address skill gaps or fill casual vacancies.
The current round of recruitment to the Board of Trustees is now open and the application pack can be found below.
If you want any help or advice, you are encouraged to contact the Chair of the Board or the Chief Executive. Their details are available from Cycling UK Head Office.