The successful candidate will join the UK national governing body of athletics, at the heart of a new vision and strategy for the whole sport, shared with the governing bodies in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. “Athletics Unified” sets out our role for the decade ahead in promoting running, throwing, jumping and pushing to everyone, with a clear pathway from the playground to the podium in the nation’s favourite Olympic and Paralympic Games sport.


  • To act as the independent Chair of the Audit Committee, offering guidance, support, expertise and an objective perspective to the Executive and the Board on the key matters of financial strategy, financial affairs, and risk management.
  • To ensure that the Audit Committee discharges its duties as set out in its terms of reference.
  • To attend relevant Board meetings as required by the Board.


  • Evidence of success in your chosen career.
  • Proven Audit Committee and/or risk management experience.
  • Good all round business acumen with proven experience, skills and knowledge of the requirements to lead a successful business.


  • Qualified accountant with proven experience in financial management and risk assurance so as to be a credible candidate to Chair the Audit Committee.
  • Excellent communication, relationship and networking skills, able to represent UK Athletics to all our stakeholders.
  • Good knowledge of Corporate Governance and Board responsibilities, accustomed to a high level of accountability.

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Closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 7th August 2022.

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