Horizon Leisure Trust is Looking for Trustees
Do you have an interest in:
health, sport, and leisure?
enhancing health and wellbeing in the community?
This may be for you!
What do Horizon do?
Horizon Leisure Trust is a charity that runs two large multi-activity community leisure centres in Havant and Waterlooville, historically attracting over 1.3 million visits a year.
We are dedicated to providing a range of accessible and affordable sports, fitness, and leisure facilities that contribute to the health and wellbeing of the local people we are proud to serve and fulfil our vision to inspire healthier, happier communities.
What are Horizon looking for?
We are looking for people who are passionate about health, sport, and leisure and enhancing health and wellbeing in the community, all in support of our values to continually improve and diversify our facilities in a financially secure way, while providing excellent customer service and recruiting the best staff, to provide an overall positive impact on the health and happiness of our communities.
We are seeking new members to join the Trustee Board to contribute to Horizon’s plans for providing new and improved facilities and a greater range of accessible and affordable activities that encourage a wide range of community members to lead healthier, happier lives.
New members do not have to have been trustees before and there is no particular level of employment experience required. We welcome new members from all backgrounds. The most important characteristics you should have are:
What will you gain from the opportunity?
This is an exciting and very rewarding opportunity for individuals to contribute to a vibrant, community-focused organisation.
Becoming a trustee can be an option at all stages of your personal development or career, whether you are entry-level, mid-career, in a senior role, not in employment, or volunteering; it is your enthusiasm to become involved and support the charity that is key.
Develop your potential – your interest in supporting Horizon is the starting point, training can be provided on aspects of being a trustee such as attending meetings and making decisions. Online resources are available to support trustees on their own journey.
Network with internal departments such as People and Culture, Sales and Marketing, Operations, and Finance, or external contacts such as community groups, and sport and leisure networks.
How will you support Horizon?
How will Horizon support you?
How do you find out more and apply to be a Trustee?
If you have any questions about Horizon or becoming a Trustee, please contact our Governance and Compliance Officer on telephone 02392 488415 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply to be a trustee please send an email or letter (or if you prefer a video or slides presentation) describing why you want to be a trustee, what potential areas of interest in Horizon you have, and what personal qualities or experience you have that will be helpful in this role.
Please send your application by:
The Chair and Vice-Chair of the Trustee Board will shortlist the application letters and invite those to an informal meeting to discuss the role of trustee in more detail.
There is a trial period of two months where new members can attend meetings and start their contributions, after which they and the Chair can decide if they will become a full trustee member.