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  • Location: Yorkshire
  • Organisation: British Ice Skating
  • Salary: £16,000 - £19,000
  • Closing Date: 17 February 2019 | Admin


Salary: £16,000 - £19,000

Location: English Institute of Sport, Sheffield

British Ice Skating wishes to recruit an Administrator and is now inviting applications.

About British Ice Skating

British Ice Skating is the trading name of the National Ice Skating Association of the UK Ltd.

Established in 1879, British Ice Skating is a membership association, and operates as a company limited by guarantee. British Ice Skating is recognised by the International Skating Union (ISU), the British Olympic Association (BOA), UK Sport and the Home Nation Sports Councils as the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of ice skating in the United Kingdom.

The Board of British Ice Skating has just recently adopted an exciting new strategy for the development of the sport over the next ten years, and this is a time of great change and opportunity.

About the Administrator Position

British Ice Skating is looking for an individual with the desire, attitude and potential to join the company as Administrator and to bring their enthusiasm and drive to learn and gain experience in an office environment.

This role will work across multiple programmes and services including membership, tests, coaching, performance, development, events, permits and SkateUK. With such a varied workload this is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring individual to gain practical experience and the chance to develop within a sporting NGB.

The successful candidate will be joining a small, friendly, dynamic team, which works to support and promote the sport, to engage ever more people in ice skating and help them to reach their potential.

Key Skills and Attributes

• excellent computer skills and experience in using all MS Office products

• a keen eye for detail and the ability to manage multiple projects

• good literacy, numeracy and communication skills, both written and verbal

• team player with a positive and polite manner

• the ability to multi-task and work under pressure

• a proactive approach to personal training and development

In line with our Equality and Diversity Policy we are keen to achieve a more diverse workforce and would welcome applications from those communities under-represented in sport, in particular people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and women.

British Ice Skating is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

About the Sport

Ice skating is structured into two divisions; Speed Skating and Figure Skating. Speed Skating consists of the Olympic disciplines of Long Track and Short Track, whilst Figure Skating covers the disciplines of Singles/Pairs, Dance and Synchronised, of which only Synchronised is not an Olympic discipline.

There are approximately 120,000 people who skate regularly in the UK, and 5,000 individuals and 75 clubs are members of British Ice Skating. With offices to be based in Sheffield, British Ice Skating provides educational services, competitive opportunities and development programmes for all levels. This includes administering, accrediting and promoting Skate UK, a formal learn-to-skate programme, which is recognised by ice rinks and used by other sport NGBs as a standard for competitive participation.

Ice Skating has a proud history of medal success at the Olympic Games, especially during the 1970s and 1980s, through which stars Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, Robin Cousins and John Currie became household names. Recently Short Track Speed Skaters Nicky Gooch and Elise Christie have also captured the public imagination with their speed and guile.

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV, together with a covering letter that explains what motivates you to apply and how you meet our requirements, along with the Equality Monitoring Form, by email to:

The closing date for applications is 17 February 2019.

Interviews for short-listed applicants will provisionally be held on the week commencing 25 February 2019.

Please note that the induction training for this post will take place in Central Nottingham. Travel costs during this period will be covered by British Ice Skating

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