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Vacancy for Chair of UK Sport

About UK Sport

The 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. 


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. 


The 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.


The role


To lead the Board in delivering world class sport at the UK level, ensuring probity and the effective use of resources.

To exercise accountability to government and key partners, including the devolved administrations, local government and home country sports councils.

To be a powerful advocate for the work of UK Sport.


The person


Experience of business, financial and resource management.

Demonstrable skill in negotiation, communications and representation.

Ability to build, lead and motivate effective teams for partnership working at the highest level.

Proven capacity to think creatively and strategically.


How to apply

Application forms and a full job description can be obtained from:

David Goodwin

Public Appointments and Honours Unit

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

2-4 Cockspur Street



[email protected]






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