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Chair of Competitions Disciplinary Committee

  • Location: National
  • Organisation: England Handball
  • Closing Date: 23 June 2017 | Board & Executive

Chair of Competitions Disciplinary Committee

Contract: Volunteer (Part time)

Salary: Voluntary with expenses

The key functions of the Chair of the Competitions Disciplinary Committee (CDC) are: 

• To act as the independent Chair of the CDC (an operational committee of EHA) in accordance with the Terms of Reference of the CDC, and in particular: 

o to ensure compliance with any Rules & Regulations for Leagues and/or Competitions set up under the jurisdiction of the EHA; and 

o progress action against clubs, players, coaches and officials who breach those rules. 

• To chair meetings of the CDC (in person or by electronic means) whenever an issue arises under the EHA’s Competitions Rules & Regulations and/or the EHA’s Disciplinary Code which requires the CDC’s action. 

• To assist the Chief Executive to recruit and appoint appropriately qualified members, both from within and outside the sport, to the CDC. 

• To report to the EHA Board on the matters dealt with by the CDC and any other issues which may arise within the CDC's remit. 

Person Specification 

Persons holding, or applying for, the role of Chair of the Competitions Disciplinary Committee of the England Handball Association Ltd should meet the following personal specifications. 

Required key skills, experience and qualifications: 

• Ability to serve in an independent capacity - i.e. not holding any office, position or appointment within the EHA (with the exception of any person affiliated with the EHA only as a member). 

• Recent experience of participating in board and/or committee meetings within sport or elsewhere. 

• Experience of understanding and interpreting sports rules and regulations (e.g. as a member of a technical, disciplinary or appeals committee in a sport). 

• Familiarity with the structures, rules and regulations of the various levels of leagues and competitions authorised by the EHA (or a willingness to build up a sound working knowledge). 

• Capability to act impartially and in a fair manner. 

• Capability in team working and relationship management. 

• Ability to build and maintain strong, transparent relationships with key stakeholders. 

• Ability to support, challenge and work collaboratively with the Chief Executive and relevant members of the EHA Board. 

Desirable skills, experience and qualifications

• Qualified as an official and/or referee in a sport. 

• Professional experience in mediation and/or dispute resolution. 

• Experience as a board or committee member in a commercial, voluntary or public sector context.

How to apply

A copy of the role description for this position, including full duties, functions and a person specification is available from the England Handball website ( 

Applications are sought from suitably qualified individuals through the submission of a CV and letter which outlines their suitability for the role. This should be sent to David Meli, CEO ( by no later than Friday 23 June. 

In line with its policy on Equality & Diversity, the EHA is keen to encourage applications from women and members of black and minority ethnic groups as well as people with a disability.

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