English Championship side Brentford FC are looking to recruit an independent non-executive director to sit on the Board of Directors, as part of their drive to be the most inclusive club in the country.
Objectives of the board moving forward, alongside its ambitions of becoming the most diverse club in the country include, growing and diversifying their supporter base, delivering outstanding fan and community engagement and increasing revenues through purpose led commercial partnerships.
In a club statement, Brentford acknowledged that "to realise our ambitions, we realise diversity must run through the entire organisation."
In what is a unique move, the west-London club will advertise for the role of a non-executive directors, as opposed to the common practice of appointing someone to the position.
The club hopes to provide themselves with the best opportunity of making an appointment that helps to represent the diversity of the community that Brentford FC is based within, having claimed that it will help them to reach their full potential on and off the pitch.
Brentford have stated that they will be casting their net more widely to appoint someone to sit with their eight current board members, which already contain a diverse range of gender and ethnicity, with he belief that diverse board make better decisions.
The club is a signatory to The FA's Diversity Code, and as such commits to shortlisting at least one person of ethnic or gender diversity for this role, in addition to any shortlisted candidates who may already have been considered if necessary. This additional candidate will still need to fulfil all of the requirements listed in the role description.
Author: Jake Wilkin