Applications are now open for the new Members Advisory Group (MAG), which will comprise up to 12 people representing all areas of our sport.

Role descriptions and MAG’s Terms of Reference have been published and can be downloaded below. The appointments are for an initial period of two to three years.

The 12 people on MAG will be divided 50-50 between six ‘functional’ roles and six ‘player’ roles. The functional roles will cover coaching, technical officials, competitions, clubs, leagues & counties and schools. Player roles will be representative of the people who play table tennis at all levels.

All members of MAG will need to demonstrate that they can think creatively in a forward-looking way about the future of table tennis and to work constructively as part of a team.

Any member of Table Tennis England – apart from Board members and staff – can apply to the independent panel which will interview and appoint the members.

It is hoped the MAG will truly reflect the diverse nature of table tennis, therefore applications are encouraged from everyone, regardless of race, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.

The appointment panel comprises nine members as follows: Steve Burge, Peter Charters, Charlie Childs, Graham Frankel, David Hockney, Gail Johns, Jos Kelly, Gary Whyman and Caroline Williams.

Administrative support for the application process is being provided by Head Office at Table Tennis England and all applications will be passed straight to the appointment panel.

Applicants are asked to submit their CV and a letter stating which role(s) they are applying for and why they think they can make an effective contribution to the work of MAG. This should be submitted by email to [email protected] putting Members Advisory Group in the subject box. The closing date for applications is 16th November 2018. Interviews should be undertaken by early December 2018.

The implementation of MAG was one of the key recommendations of the Independent Review Panel which was set up to undertake an independent review of Table Tennis England’s governance.

The main role of MAG is to provide strategic advice to the Board, as well as providing a channel by which the table tennis community can raise strategic issues to be considered by the Board.