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UK Ath­let­ics (UKA) is the na­tional gov­ern­ing body for the sport of Ath­let­ics in the UK. We work with a wide range of stake­hold­ers in the sport, to de­vise strate­gies and drive plans to iden­tify and nur­ture ta­lent through to the high­est lev­els of achieve­ment as well as to en­sure ath­let­ics re­mains the na­tion’s favourite Olympic and Par­a­lympic sport.

Over the years UKA has ma­tured to gen­er­ate a clear vi­sion for the sport – to drive up per­for­mance and raise stan­dards in ev­ery event, ev­ery re­gion and ev­ery age group. This vi­sion is fu­elled by a ded­i­cated team of full time staff and part time vol­un­teers who all share the same pas­sion and am­bi­tion for ath­let­ics.

In 2017, Lon­don hosted the IAAF and World Para Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships to in­ter­na­tional ac­claim, demon­strat­ing once again that ath­let­ics is as pop­u­lar as ever. There are chal­lenges ahead but the suc­cess of Lon­don 2017 has shown there has never been a more ex­cit­ing time for ath­let­ics in the UK.

An ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity now ex­ists for a qual­i­fied ac­coun­tant with proven ex­pe­ri­ence in fi­nan­cial man­age­ment and risk as­sur­ance, to join the Board and, in par­tic­u­lar, chair the Au­dit Com­mit­tee of UKA.

To re­flect the breadth of re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of a UKA, Non-Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor and the spe­cific re­quire­ments of this role, you are re­quired to pos­sess a range of skills and ex­pe­ri­ence such as: Qual­i­fied ac­coun­tant and proven ex­pe­ri­ence in fi­nan­cial man­age­ment and risk as­sur­ance.

Ev­i­dence of suc­cess in cho­sen ca­reer.

Proven Ad­vi­sory/Com­mit­tee ex­pe­ri­ence at a se­nior level and/or se­nior lead­er­ship ex­pe­ri­ence at board level.

Good all round busi­ness acu­men with proven ex­pe­ri­ence, skills and knowl­edge of the re­quire­ments to lead a suc­cess­ful busi­ness. Ex­pe­ri­ence in suc­cess­fully set­ting and im­ple­ment­ing strat­egy for an or­gan­i­sa­tion of a sim­i­lar scale and com­plex­ity.

To ac­cess the can­di­date brief for this ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity and to sub­mit your ap­pli­ca­tion, please visit our web­site in the ‘Em­ploy­ment’ sec­tion un­der ‘Gov­er­nance’.

Clos­ing date for ap­pli­ca­tions is mid­night on Sun­day 8th Oc­to­ber 2017. UKA is an equal op­por­tu­ni­ties em­ployer and pos­i­tively en­cour­ages ap­pli­ca­tions from suit­ably qual­i­fied and el­i­gi­ble can­di­dates re­gard­less of sex, eth­nic­ity, dis­abil­ity, age, sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion, gen­der iden­tity, re­li­gion or be­lief.

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