Help grow Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment Sport

Virtus: World Intellectual Impairment Sport is looking for high-quality and experienced Sport Directors to grow its sports over the coming four years.

Sport Directors are responsible for leading, managing and growing the Virtus sports and competition programme in line with the organisational vision.

Sport Directors act as the Chairperson of the relevant Sport Committee and, working together with the committee, are responsible for developing and implementing a plan to grow sport round the world.

They manage all aspects of events including the bid process and successful delivery of high-quality competition, fostering and developing strong links with the relevant International Federation, appointing a technical director, maintaining accurate results, records and rankings and setting the sport rules.

Above all, Sport Directors are responsible for fostering a high-quality sport and competition programme in a friendly, supportive and inclusive environment that balances the rules of the sport with our wider ambition to grow the organisation.

The sports include the Paralympic sports of athletics, swimming and table tennis which Virtus helps to grow for athletes with intellectual impairments.

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Football/Futsal
  • Handball
  • Judo*
  • Rowing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis

Judo is a new post and is tentatively included based upon (and intended to take forward) the recent efforts to promote judo for athletes with an intellectual impairment. A final decision on whether to include this role however will be made by the Governing Board at the earliest opportunity.

Sport Directors will serve for the next four-year cycle, taking their sports to the completion of the 2023 Global Games.

The deadline for applications is 8th December 2019 and it is hoped that appointments can be confirmed before the end of the year. The role description and other information can be found here.