Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Chief Medical Officer - Archery

Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Archery GB
Remuneration  TBC (*approx 5 days per annum)

Location - Home Based

Occasional visits- Lilleshall National Sport Centre UK
Job Description

Working toward British success at the London 2012 Olympic Games, there has never been a more exciting time to work in British sport.

Based at the Lilleshall National Sports Archery Centre, Nr Telford, Archery GB is the National Governing Body for the Olympic and Paralympic sport of archery and is going through nothing short of a revolutionary change as we embark on one of the most exciting times in the history of our sport. The GB programme, preparing Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic Archery team, is managed by Archery GB through the Archery Performance Unit.

As a critical part of the continued growth, we are inviting applications for the role of CMO. The position is a part time post dedicated to supporting and monitoring Britain’s archers toward international success in the short and long term.

The Grand National Archery Society (“GNAS”), which trades under the Archery GB name, is the governing body for the sport of archery in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The national governing body serves eight Regional Societies, 1200 Clubs, and approximately 31,000 members.

GNAS is a company limited by guarantee which operates as a members’ association on sound business principles. It trades as Archery GB and is affiliated to the International Archery Federation (“FITA”).

Role Requirements The role of Chief Medical Officer will involve:

• Overseeing identified archers medical care and in accordance with patient confidentiality report on their health and fitness status

• Work in close collaboration with key medical staff to monitor, co-ordinate and track all referrals through the Athlete Medical Care Scheme, EIS or BUPA system

• Integrate medical services into the multi disciplinary science and medicine team

• Educate archers and coaches on prevention of injury/illness, anti-doping and drug-related issues

• Work with the Performance Unit on anti-doping in line with UK Sport, WADA and FITA requirements/practices

• Work with colleagues to develop an understanding of good medical practice and preparation for performance

Meetings will be held at least once a quarter and more frequently if required.

*Conference Calls may supplement face to face meetings.

*Time commitment: approximately 5 days per annum

Personal Skills

To meet the service requirements interested parties should be able to demonstrate:

• Knowledge and experience in elite athlete care/high performance sports, ideally archery

• Current certificate of registration of the GMC and current membership of a medical defence organisation

• Membership/Fellowship of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Diploma/MSc in Sports/Exercise Medicine, and evidence of continuing medical education in sport and exercise medicine

• Detailed knowledge/experience of doping rules and procedures, emergency skills (CPR, ALS), and delivery of musculo-skeletal medicine

• Previous experience of working with children and young people.

How to apply

Please send your CV and letter of application to: Hollie Jones

For informal/confidential discussions surrounding this position please contact

Sara Symington, Performance Director of Archery GB via email
or mobile 07809863549

Closing Date
Monday 14th June 2010
Interview Date    tbc


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