Job search
Job Search
Latest news
More news: (showing 1 - 20 of 13486)           
UK only International

UK Sport launches review of UK Athletics amid 'major concerns'

By Tom Walker    11 Feb 2020
The review will look to identify actions to help the national governing body become 'fit for the future' / Shutterstock

UK Sport has commissioned an independent review into UK Athletics (UKA), as part of what it calls a process to ensure the national governing body becomes "fit for the future".

The review will look to identify actions for the governing body to "help the sport move forward", recommend areas of change and define areas to be reviewed further.

It is the latest review launched into the troubled NGB and will sit alongside those already commissioned into safeguarding and UKA’s response to issues surrounding the Nike Oregon Project.

In late January, Malcolm Arnold, a former head coach and the first performance director of UKA, publicly questioned the direction of the organisation.

Speaking to the Guardian, Arnold suggested that British athletics is in its worst state for 60 years, having "squandered" the golden legacy of London 2012.

Commenting on the review, Sally Munday, CEO of UK Sport said: “Issues raised in recent months regarding the sport are of major concern to both UK Sport and to the leadership team at UK Athletics.

"Both organisations are committed to delivering long-term improvement and ensuring the sustainability of the sport while acting in the best interests of its athletes, staff and the wider athletics family.

“Our aim in commissioning this first stage review is to ensure we have a full understanding of the priority issues and any next steps required to help the sport move forward.

“I’d like to thank UK Athletics’ Board for their ongoing collaboration and support for this independent work and look forward to working with them in the weeks and months ahead to build a positive future for the sport.”

In response to the launch of the review, UKA said in a statement: "We welcome the review announced by UK Sport to recommend areas of change and organisational development to ensure that UK Athletics is fit for the future.

"We are pleased to have the support of UK Sport on a wide range of issues and the review will sit alongside and complement this work and is a further step in building a strong future for the sport.

"Our immediate focus is obviously on the preparations for delivering a successful year and results at the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer, whilst playing our part in delivering success for the sport as a whole."

The preliminary work on the review will be undertaken independently by Dame Sue Street, former permanent secretary at the DCMS, who will assess the issues raised and recommend next steps later in the spring.

UK Sport  UK Athletics  Sally Munday 
Sign up for FREE ezines
Related news
Sports jobs
LeisureForce
featured job

Senior PTs / Fitness Coaches

LeisureForce
Salary: IRO UK£ 2,600 per month tax free
Job location: Saudi Arabia
Leicester City Council
featured job

Group Exercise Instructor

Leicester City Council
Salary: £17.18 per hour
Job location: Leicester, UK
Everyone Active
featured job

Apprentice Operations Assistant

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Rickmansworth, UK
Horsham District Council
featured job

Sports Activity Officer

Horsham District Council
Salary: £23,541 - £25,991
Job location: Horsham, UK
Everyone Active
featured job

Apprentice Operations Assistant

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Job location: South Oxhey, Watford, UK
University of Lincoln
featured job

Reception Manager

University of Lincoln
Salary: From £23,754 per annum
Job location: Lincoln, UK
Everyone Active
featured job

Activities and Climbing Manager

Everyone Active
Salary: up to £25,000pa + benefits
Job location: Stowmarket, UK
Monmouthshire County Council
featured job

Leisure Centre Manager x 2

Monmouthshire County Council
Salary: £38,890 - £42,821
Job location: Monmouth, UK
Impulse Leisure
featured job

Assistant Centre Manager

Impulse Leisure
Salary: £22,920 - £26,539pa (relocation package considered)
Job location: Thurrock, UK

Commercial and Sales Director

Leigh Sports Village
Salary: c.£45-£50k
Location: Leigh, UK

Level 2 Tennis Coach

Newport Live
Salary: Grade 3 - SCP 15 (14-17) (£17,904 - £18,769) pro rata
Location: Newport, Wales, UK

Wellbeing Ambassador

Newport Live
Salary: Grade 4 – SCP 17 – 21 (£18,769 - £21,330)
Location: Newport, Wales, UK

Recreation Assistants

Newport Live
Salary: Grade 2 SCP 11 – 14 / £16,431 - £17,537 plus benefits
Location: Newport, Wales, UK

Casual Recreation Assistant

Newport Live
Salary: Grade 2 SCP 11 – 14 / £16,431 - £17,537 pro rata
Location: Newport, Wales, UK

Deputy General Manager

Sheffield City Trust
Salary: £30,000
Location: Sheffield, UK

Operations Assistant (NPLQ required)

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Hornchurch

Apprentice Operations Assistant

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: South Oxhey, Watford, UK

Operations Assistant

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: South Oxhey, Watford, UK
recruiting with sports management

Duty Manager

Everyone Active
Salary: £22,000 to £24,000
Location: Scarborough, UK

Swim and Operations Manager

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Moulton, Northampton, UK

Active Communities Manager

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: West Midlands, UK

Operations Directors (2 posts)

Edinburgh Leisure
Salary: £66,705
Location: Edinburgh, UK

Swimming Teacher

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Location: Pimlico, London, UK

General Manager

Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club
Salary: £45,000
Location: Ilkley, UK

Leisure Supervisor (operations)

City University of London
Salary: £30,497- £37,468
Location: London, UK
recruiting with sports management

Contract Manager

InspireAll
Salary: Competitive
Location: Milton Keynes, UK

Fitness Motivator

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Solihull, UK

Duty Manager

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Solihull, UK

Operations Assistant

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Lutterworth, UK

Membership Consultant

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Location: Bromsgrove, UK

Operations Assistant (NPLQ required)

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Alton, UK

Spa Therapist

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Alton, UK
training with sports management

Team Leader

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary, excellent benefits
Location: Alton, UK

Membership Consultant

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Location: Lutterworth, UK

Duty Manager

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Pimlico, London, UK

Operations Assistant (NPLQ required)

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Gainsborough, UK

Group Exercise Instructor

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Gainsborough, UK

Operations Assistant (NPLQ required)

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Acton, London, UK

Operations Assistant (NPLQ required)

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Northolt, UK
Swimming Teacher jobs  Operations Assistant (NPLQ required) jobs  membership consultant jobs  duty manager jobs  Operations Manager jobs  Team Leader jobs 
More jobs

Company profile

Company profile: Pulse Fitness
With an award-winning portfolio of over 450 pieces of cutting-edge, premium fitness equipment, Pulse Fitness is unique in its position as the only company to research, design, develop and build technologically advanced equipment in the UK.
View full profile >
More company profiles

Featured Supplier

Shipping gym equipment from Europe to the UK
Despite the Prime Minister’s claims that trade with the EU would be tariff-free post-Brexit, the reality has become very different when importing gym equipment from the EU.
View full details >
More featured suppliers

Property & Tenders

Location: Welwyn Garden City
Company: Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Location: Newport, Shropshire
Company: Lilleshall Sports Academy
Location: Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
More properties & tenders

Diary dates

01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
07-10 Apr 2022
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
More diary dates