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Here at British Canoeing we set our standards high and pursue excellence in all that we do; as a National Governing Body of Sport and as a group of individuals.

Head of Governance & Compliance

HOURS:  Full Time (37 Hours per week)

LOCATION: Based at the National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham

SALARY: Up to £55,000 per annum, dependent upon experience.

British Canoeing is the United Kingdom's Governing Body for the sport and recreation of canoeing and kayaking.  This is an exciting time to join British Canoeing, as we are making progress in delivering Stronger Together – an exciting and ambitious strategy for Paddlesport in the UK (2017–2021).

The successful applicant will lead on all governance, compliance and legal work across the organisation with a particular focus on safeguarding and case management. Other areas will include: ensuring compliance with the UK Code for Sports Governance to ensure that best practice is adopted throughout the organisation and that policies in key areas are reviewed and updated accordingly. The role will also encompass all legal matters affecting the organisation, including drafting contracts, contract management, compliance, disputes, disciplinary and liaison with external lawyers and providing guidance on key areas such as data protection.

Reporting to the CEO and a key member of the senior management team, we are looking for a team player who has energy and drive to effectively lead the Governance and Compliance team. Significant experience in managing disputes, disciplinary and safeguarding cases is essential.

Candidates should have a proven track record in developing successful partnerships with key stakeholders, strong communication and relationship building skills as well as the ability to resolve problems and progress matters in a timely and proactive manner.  An understanding of NGB’s and the sports system in the UK is also essential. Experience of working with volunteers, preferably within the sporting sector is also an advantage.

To apply:

Please send a covering letter clearly stating your salary expectations and CV to:

HR Department, British Canoeing, National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU.  Or Email [email protected]

Closing date for applications:  Monday 7th May 2019

Interviews will be held:  Monday 20th May 2019

This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, British Canoeing is only permitted to ask an individual information about ‘unspent’ cautions and convictions. This will be carried out through completion of a DBS Basic Check.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone taking part in our sport, including children and young people, and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

British Canoeing is an equal opportunity employer.

Club Support Officer

HOURS:  Full Time - 37 hours per week (6-month Fixed-Term Contract)

LOCATION: Based at the National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham

SALARY: Band 2 - £18,626

British Canoeing is the United Kingdom's Governing Body for the sport and recreation of canoeing and kayaking.  This is an exciting time to join British Canoeing, as we are making progress in delivering Stronger Together – an exciting and ambitious strategy for Paddlesport in the UK (2017–2021).

We are currently seeking to appoint the ideal candidate who can start immediately to work as part of the Development and Membership Teams to provide technical support for clubs joining Club Together and Club +. (0.6FT) and in addition, to work with the Go Paddling Team to support the Go Paddling Week and Places to Paddle Team to prepare trails content for publishing. (0.4FT).

The ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate across a range of groups and partners and will be able to plan and prioritise a busy workload.

For an informal discussion about the role then please contact: Membership Marketing Manager, Jenny Spencer at [email protected] 

To apply:

Please send a covering letter and CV to:

HR Department, British Canoeing, National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU.  Or Email [email protected]

Closing date for applications is 12.00noon Friday 26th April 2019

Interview date: TBC

Please note: We are looking to fill this role asap, so please do apply if you're available to start within immediately or within 1-2 weeks. Some notices could be considered but we will put preference on immediate starts.

This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, British Canoeing is only permitted to ask an individual information about ‘unspent’ cautions and convictions. This will be carried out through completion of a DBS Basic Check.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone taking part in our sport, including children and young people, and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

British Canoeing is an equal opportunity employer.

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