Independent Board Member (Commercial Strategy & Development)

Expressions of interest are invited for volunteer independent board membership with the Federation of Irish Sport (

The Federation of Irish Sport (FIS) is the representative organisation for the National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) and Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) in Ireland. Our membership consists of over 100 NGBs and LSPs from every corner of the country. Our vision is to provide a dynamic and effective voice for Irish sport, promoting the value of sport to Ireland while providing outstanding representation and services to members.

We are seeking an Independent Member to the Board with a Commercial background. If you have experience in this area and want to play a key role in helping Irish sport, we are keen to hear from you.

Responsibilities will include the following:
• Develop a market position for the Federation of Irish Sport, to a variety of audiences, to enable it to fulfil its mission aims
• Identify and develop and commercial partnerships that will support the vision of the Federation.
• Support and make recommendations on the communication and campaign based activities of the organisation.

The Board meets 8 times a year and has overall responsibility for the corporate governance of the FIS. Day to day management is delegated to the FIS management team.
Board members are required to use their best efforts to promote and support the development of the federation.
Board members do not receive payment for their services.

Board meetings are typically held on Thursdays from 0930-1130 at Sport HQ at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus, Dublin 18.

The incumbent will likely be also invited to sit on the Commercial & Communications Committee of the Federation, which in turn meets 4 times per annum.
Board Induction will be arranged. (Please note that current Board members or employees of NGBs & LSPs should not apply due to potential conflict of interest).

If interested, please forward a high level biog and note outlining your interest in the role to