Applications invited for Sport Director positions (2 posts, voluntary)

Virtus is seeking applications for two Sport Director positions – cycling and table tennis. Sport Directors are responsible for leading, managing and growing the Virtus sport and competition programme in line with the organisational vision, and for managing the Virtus Sport Committees.

Applications should be made online here and the closing date is 23:59 (UK) on 8th June 2024.

Table Tennis Committee members sought (voluntary) – multiple positions

Virtus is seeking applications to join its Table Tennis Committee for the period through to Global Games 2027. The roles offer a fantastic opportunity for coaches and sports practitioners with a good understanding of elite sport for athletes with an impairment to grow sport at a national and regional level and make a direct contribution to the running and development of the Virtus sport programme internationally.

Virtus Sports Committees lead and manage our sport and competition programme. In particular they are responsible for development and growth across all regions, all aspects of competition management, rules, classification management (where applicable) and for fostering positive and mutually beneficial partnerships with International Federations.

Application process and deadline

Applications should be made using the online form giving details of your background and experience for the post.

Your application will be shared with the relevant Virtus national member organisation and an interview may be held before a final decision is made.

Applications should be sent no later than 8th June 2024.

Information about the roles

Reports to: Sport Director

Start date: Immediate

End date: Late 2027. Appointments are reviewed on a 4-year cycle, after each Global Games

Working collaboratively, Committee Members will manage the programme taking lead responsibility for agreed areas.

Key Areas of Responsibility

General

  • To work collaboratively within the Sport Committee whose responsibility is to coordinate and manage the relevant Virtus sport  programme
  • To attend and actively participate in all meetings of the Committee
  • To take responsibility for agreed tasks as designated by the Committee
  • To attend events, acting as Technical Delegate where designated by the Committee
  • To liaise with the local Virtus Region to deliver the sport plan and priorities

Key Skills and Qualifications (Competency)

  • Has an excellent understanding of, and empathy for, intellectual disability sport and the para sport world
  • Has excellent understanding of the rules of the sport and able to apply them fairly and consistently
  • Has good leadership skills and is able to work effectively within a team
  • Has excellent organisational, communication and administrative skills

Major Interactions

  • Chair of the Virtus sport committee
  • Virtus Executive Director and management team
  • Virtus Regions and National Member Organisations
  • Any other stakeholders including potential sponsors and dignitaries

General Requirements

  • All Virtus officials must make all decisions with absolute impartiality in the best interest of athletes, sport and the organisation
  • All Virtus officials must declare any potential conflict of interest and not act in association with any national or vested interest
  • All Virtus officials must not abuse their positions or capacity in obtaining advantages or benefits
  • There must be no association with any agencies or persons that are inconsistent with the 
principles of the Virtus  movement and its ideals
  • All Virtus officials shall promote the Virtus Code of Ethics by role modelling, peer monitoring and active peer support
  • All relationships and activities with partners, supporters and sponsors must be done in the spirit of promoting Virtus

II3 Eligibility Panel Members (voluntary) – INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

Virtus is pleased to invite applications to join its new II3 Eligibility Panel, with responsibility for reviewing and approving athlete applications in the II3 (athletes with autism) eligibility group.

Please note that applications are initially invited from existing NEO’s in Virtus member organisations. 

To submit an expression of interest in the post, please use the online form above giving details of your relevant experience and qualification in the assessment and diagnosis of autism. Virtus will then contact you to discuss the role in more detail.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact eligiblity@virtus.sport

 

 

 

TUE Committee Members wanted

As part of our ongoing commitment to drug-free sport, we are seeking medical professionals to join our Therapeutic Use Exemption Committee (TUE Committee) which supports the Virtus Anti-Doping Committee to evaluate TUE requests in accordance with the International Standard.

Finance Committee member needed (voluntary)

Virtus has an opportunity for an experienced individual to join its Finance Committee.

Reporting to the Governing Board, the committee oversees the management of Virtus funds, preparing management and annual accounts in line with legal obligations, contributes to the budgeting and forecasting process, and ensures due diligence in all aspects of financial management.

The successful candidate will be an experienced accountant, familiar UK charity law and good practice.

For more information please contact Nick Parr – Executive Director – at vacancies@virtus.sport. The closing date is 16th October 2022.

Apply online

Legal Committee Member (Voluntary, ideally UK based)

The Virtus Legal Committee is responsible for advising the Governing Board and Executive Director on all legal matters including the production of policies and procedures, membership, athlete eligibility, constitutional issues, decisions and position statements and disciplinary issues.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person based in the UK to join the existing Committee.