Vacancy for Chair of
mission of UK Sport is to work in partnership with the Home Country Sports
Councils, The Home Country Sports Institutes, The British Olympic Association,
British Paralympic Association and the key UK Governing Bodies of Sport to lead
sport in the UK to world-class success and to create a sustainable world-class
system. UK Sport promotes the highest standards of sporting conduct and is
the National Anti-Doping Agency for the UK. As part of this role UK Sport
promotes ethically fair and drug free sport through, for example, the
development of education and awareness programmes. In the
international field UK Sport continues to build beneficial relationships with
critically important sporting nations and provides strategic support to sports
bidding for, and staging, major events in the UK.
Sport is responsible for the allocation of 9.2% (currently about £20m) of the
Lottery Sports Fund through the World Class Performance and World Class Events
Programmes. Its offices are currently in London and it works closely
with Government and the Home Country Sports Councils.
time commitment is two to three days per week on average, for which a salary of
£36,705 is payable, plus expenses. The closing date for applications is
22 October 2020. The appointment is expected to be made in the late autumn
of 2004, to be effective from a mutually convenient date around that time.
lead the Board in delivering world class sport at the UK level, ensuring probity
and the effective use of resources.
exercise accountability to government and key partners, including the devolved
administrations, local government and home country sports councils.
be a powerful advocate for the work of UK Sport.
of business, financial and resource management.
skill in negotiation, communications and representation.
to build, lead and motivate effective teams for partnership working at the
capacity to think creatively and strategically.
forms and a full job description can be obtained from:
Appointments and Honours Unit
for Culture, Media and Sport