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Vacancy - Communications Lead

Salary: £25,000

Duration: Permanent, Full-Time

Normal Location: English Institute of Sport, Sheffield, UK

Normal Working Hours: 35 hours per week between Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00

Closing date for applications: 11th November 2022

British Ice Skating (BIS) wishes to recruit a Communications Lead and is now inviting applications.

About the Communications Lead Position

BIS is now looking for an individual with the knowledge, skills and experience, to join the company as Communications Lead, who will bring their enthusiasm and drive to the role to make it a success. Working across multiple channels including web, social media, email and CRM systems you will be responsible for the promotion of the work of BIS. You will deliver all BIS publications, create original content, be responsible for BIS’s online presence and implement targeted marketing strategies. You will assist with Event promotion, be the lead on press and media activities and ensure consistency and high quality on all projects. The focus of the role being to increase involvement, participation, and interest in ice skating. This pro-active role will require an organised, energetic and professionally minded individual.

The successful candidate will be joining a small, friendly, dynamic team, which works to support and promote the sport, to engage ever more people in ice skating and help them to reach their potential.

Key Skills and Attributes

  • A passion for communication and relationship building

  • A keen eye for detail

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • the ability to think creatively

  • A focus on delivering results

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work well under pressure

  • Excellent computer skills and experience with marketing applications

In line with our Equality and Diversity Policy we are keen to achieve a more diverse workforce and would welcome applications from those communities under-represented in sport, in particular people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and women. BIS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

How to apply

The Job Description and Person Specification along with the Equality Monitoring Form can be found at the bottom of this page.

To apply, please send your CV along with the Equality Monitoring Form, by email to:

About British Ice Skating

British Ice Skating is the trading name of the National Ice Skating Association (NISA). Established in 1879, British Ice Skating is a membership association, and operates as a company limited by guarantee. British Ice Skating is recognised by the International Skating Union (ISU), the British Olympic Association (BOA), UK Sport and the Home Nation Sports Councils as the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of ice skating in the United Kingdom. The Board and Senior Executive of British Ice Skating are leading the association and the sport through a period of significant transformation and modernisation, making now a time of great change and opportunity.

About the Sport

Ice skating is structured into two divisions; Speed Skating and Figure Skating. Speed Skating consists of the Olympic disciplines of Long Track and Short Track, whilst Figure Skating covers the disciplines of Singles/Pairs, Dance and Synchronized of which only Synchronized is not an Olympic discipline. There are approximately 120,000 people who skate regularly in the UK, and 6,000 individuals and 75 clubs are members of British Ice Skating. With offices based in Sheffield, British Ice Skating provides educational services, competitive opportunities and development programmes for all levels. This includes administering, accrediting and promoting Skate UK, a formal learn-to-skate programme, which is recognised by

ice rinks and used by other sport NGBs as a standard for competitive participation. Ice Skating has a proud history of medal success at the Olympic Games, especially during the 1970s and 1980s, through which stars Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, Robin Cousins and John Curry became household names. Recently Short Track Speed Skaters Nicky Gooch and Elise Christie have also captured the public imagination with their speed and guile.

Job Description

Communications Lead Job Description - November 2022
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Job Specification

Communications Lead Specification - November 2022
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British Ice Skating Equality Monitoring Form

British Ice Skating Equality Monitoring Form
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