Primary Club seeks new Chair

The Primary Club is run by a small group of voluntary Trustees, consisting of Chris Larlham, our Honorary Secretary, Ross Midgley, our Honorary Treasurer, and a number of others drawn from various backgrounds including broadcasting, professional cricket, finance, media and beyond. All of us are united by a commitment to supporting sport and recreation for the blind and visually impaired.

Over recent years, we have discussed the future direction of the Primary Club. The conclusion of these discussions is that the Club plays a key role that is not fulfilled by other organisations, which we must continue; that we wish to remain an organisation run by volunteers; but that we would like to develop the Club so that it attracts and retains more members, and therefore can do even more to deliver on our aims.

In order to do this, we are launching a search for a new Honorary Chair. This is a role that used to exist, with the last holder being the late Robert Fleming, after which the duties were folded into the role of the Honorary Secretary.

In this new guise, the primary role of the Chair will be to increase awareness of and support for the Primary Club, developing our external profile, engaging with members and grant recipients, and leading organisation of events for members, while the Honorary Secretary continues to manage the day-to-day running of the club. As well as chairing Trustee meetings, this would likely involve acting as our public voice, developing relationships with other organisations and engaging volunteers to deliver events or other fundraising activities.

We believe this role would suit someone who believes in the aims of The Primary Club, has an interest in cricket, is able to communicate and engage effectively with others, and has the ability and desire to commit the limited but necessary amount of time to take the Club forward. We are also open to suggestions on the details of the role.

If you think this could be you, or someone you know, please contact us on trustees@primaryclub.org for an informal discussion with one of the current Trustees.