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Tue, January 16, 2024

British Universities and Colleges Sport is recruiting for two voluntary roles

British Universities and Colleges Sport is recruiting for two voluntary roles

British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) is a not-for-profit organisation, representing over 150 Higher Education (HE) institutions. BUCS delivers league and knockout programmes for 24 sports, as well as over 100 sporting events and several physical activity programmes.

The BUCS Judiciary consists of an Independent Head of Judiciary, Independent Judicial Panel Chairs, and Panel Members (students and sabbatical officers of BUCS member institutions).

The Independent Head of Judiciary will oversee the recruitment and appointment of Chairs (independent) and Panel Members (students and sabbatical officers) to the standing panel of the BUCS Judiciary, chair cases, and support the BUCS Governance and Compliance Team with allocating panels to hear disciplinary and regulatory matters at first instance and on appeal.

Main Duties

The Independent Head of Judiciary will be primarily responsible for safeguarding the reputation of BUCS, its competitions, and its members, through clear, consistent, and fair decision making by disciplinary, appeal and other panels.

The Independent Head of Judiciary is specifically responsible for:

  • Management of hearing processes
  • Training and development of the BUCS Judiciary
  • Judicial work

To download the full role description and person specification document, please click here

Judicial Panel Chairs will be responsible for:

  • Chairing panels in first instance and appeal cases relating to misconduct and bringing BUCS into disrepute, match appeals, and any other disputes or matters under the BUCS rules and regulations;
  • Ensuring that cases they are assigned to are processed and heard in a fair and expeditious manner;
  • Working with the BUCS Governance and Compliance Team to mentor and assess the performance of and providing feedback to, Panel Members of the BUCS Judiciary;
  • Attending disciplinary training/feedback sessions with BUCS and its members when required;
  • Providing input to BUCS on its disciplinary (and other relevant) regulations, policy and procedures as required.

To download the full role description and person specification document, please click here

Term

The appointments will be for a fixed period of three years' tenure and will be subject to the terms of a written agreement. The three-year term may also be renewed, subject to a maximum tenure of nine years.

Application Process

To apply, please email discipline@bucs.org.uk with a copy of your CV and a letter detailing your experience and why you are interested in the role.

Closing date:  23:59 on Sunday 21 January 2024

Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams or Zoom in late January/early February – date(s) TBC.

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