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IWG Co-Chair

  • Location: London
  • Organisation: Sport and Recreation Alliance
  • Closing Date: 27 October 2020 | Non Executive Director

The Role
The IWG is led by two co-chairs. One is from the new host country; they will take overall responsibility and leadership for delivery of the IWG Secretariat & World Conference 2022 - 2026. The other will be from the immediate past host country (ideally the co-chair that led the IWG Secretariat & World Conference 2018 - 2022). If the latter is unavailable, a suitable candidate shall be chosen by the IWG Global Executive according to policy. Between them, the co-chairs will decide on a division of labour.

See full recruitment pack here

Skills, Competencies, Knowledge Required
The co-chair should possess the requisite influence within the host country and/or internationally in order to raise the profile of the IWG’s work, seek funding, as well as lead and promote the IWG’s initiatives globally and locally. They should also have the support of key stakeholders such as government organization and non-government organisations locally to support successful delivery.
The following skills, competencies and knowledge are required:
• Ability to add value to the design and implementation of strategies for change at a global level.
• Knowledge and understanding of the structure and politics of the international sport and physical activity movement.
• Capability to influence senior decision-makers within political, governmental, non-governmental and sport and physical activity domains.
• Ability to network in person and remotely and develop and nurture relationships with individuals and organizations within and beyond the international sports and          physical activity movement.
• Availability and capability of representing the IWG at meetings and conferences globally and locally.
• Skills to operate at a strategic and leadership level with other sport and non-sport agencies.
• Ability to lead and implement partnership strategies among varying agencies, in particular, multi-sport games (i.e. the Olympic and Paralympic Movement) and international federations.
• Philosophy and demonstrated commitment to the advancement of girls and women’s sport and physical activity.
• Proven track record of leadership.
• Experience in issues related to sport and physical activity policy. Human rights knowledge welcome.
• Experience in organising national/international events.
• Proven communication skills (written and oral) in English.
• IT/Internet literacy and/or willingness to use new technologies (Microsoft Office, applications, email, social media applications, dropbox).

Fees and Expenses
This is a non-paid role. Travel and subsistence will be reimbursed in line with IWG policy.

Time Commitment
This will be a hands-on role with an estimated time commitment of up to 3 days per month.

The Alliance has an office in Central London, Holborn and you will be given the flexibility of working from your own location or within the Holborn office.

How to apply

You should submit a cover letter, no more than 3 sides of A4 (total 1500 words) which includes a personal statement of purpose serving as IWG Co-Chair for 2022-26. You should also explain why you want the role and how you meet the role specifications.

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The closing date is 11:59 (GMT) on Wednesday 28th October.

Please send this to: Closing date – applications should be received by 11:59 (GMT) on Wednesday 28th October 2020. Interviews will be held late November 2020 and are likely to be conducted virtually over zoom.
You can find full details at: We ask that you also complete our equality opportunity monitoring survey. This does not form part of the shortlisting process.
All candidates’ CVs and covering letters will be considered by identified members of the UK IWG bid Conference and Steering Group.

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