Chairperson – UK Athletics

By iSportconnect | August 25, 2016

Location: London, pharmacy UK

Closing Date: 4th September


As the national governing body for athletics, UK Athletics (UKA) oversees the development and management of the nation’s favourite Olympic and Paralympic sport, from grassroots through to podium. UKA has a clear vision for the sport – to drive up performance and raise standards in every event, every region and every age group. UKA is currently seeking a new Chair to lead the development of the next phase of the strategy for athletics in the UK and lead the organisation from January 2018.


– Lead and manage UKA’s Board in the development of the organisation’s vision and strategy, in collaboration with the President, UK Members Council and Board.

– Act as an unbiased, objective and impartial member of the Board, ensuring that all decisions taken are in the best long term interests of UKA, its stakeholders and employees.

– Engage in effective relationships with key international and national stakeholders (IAAF, IPC, European Athletics, Home Country Athletics Federations, UK Sport, Sport England and sponsors)

– Ensure the organisation is run in a transparent and equitable manner, in accordance with its values.

Essential Skills

– Experience in successfully setting and implementing strategy for an organisation of a similar scale and complexity.

– Knowledge and an understanding of sport (athletics desirable), especially governance structures and the opportunities and challenges that affords.

– Knowledge, awareness and experience of UK and International sporting structures, politics and dynamics.

– Excellent interpersonal, leadership and influencing skills with the ability to lead the Board and committees and communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels.

– Commitment to and sympathy with UKA’s identity, purpose and values.

How to Apply

Click HERE to apply