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Judicial Panel and Appeals Panel Members

Swim England

Swim England is the national governing body for swimming, diving, water polo, open water swimming, and synchronised swimming in England. It forms part of British Swimming, a federation of the national governing bodies of England, Scotland, and Wales.

9 May 2024
Closing date
24 May 2024

About Us

Our Purpose and Vision

As the recognised national governing body for swimming, artistic swimming,diving and water polo in England, Swim England helps people learn howto swim, enjoy the water safely, and compete in all our sports.

Our Vision is to champion a healthy and successful nation through swimming and aquatic activity. The ability to swim is a life-skill that is essential to keep us safe in, on and around water. It is one of the nation’s most popular recreational activities enjoyed by millions ofpeople in England.

Swim England, through aquatics, is uniquely placed to tackle inequalities and support health and wellbeing given the activities’ accessibility to people of all ages and abilities. On top of this, aquatics is made up of our amazing Olympic and Paralympic sports with our network of clubs and talent pathways supporting people to realise their full potential in the water.

In March of this year, we published in full the findings of an independent listening research report commissioned as part of our pledge to create a better future for everyone involved in aquatic sports. We are committed to only recruiting individuals who are as passionate as we are about being on this journey.

To find out more about what we do to work towards achieving our vision,download the full candidate pack from the job description button.

About The Role

Swim England’s independent Judicial Panel provides members to hear Judicial Complaints through the Office of Judicial Administration made to Swim England alleging misconduct, maladministration or a breach of Swim England’s Regulations.

The Swim England Appeals Panel hears matters which have been appealed from the Judicial Panel level. Decisions by the Appeals Panel are final.

We are seeking Panel members who will be entirely impartial and without prejudice in determining issues strictly within the framework of the Swim England Judicial Regulations in force from time to time.

Presently, Swim England aims to hold mediations in person wherever possible, and hearings in person or over Zoom. Where a Panel member is required to travel to perform their duties, expenses may be paid subject to Swim England’s Expenses Policy.

The Judicial and Appeals Panels consist of a mix of individuals with a range of experience across the aquatics sports and law. At present, we are seeking in particular to appoint new legally qualified individuals to the Panels in order to complement those panel members with a non-legal background. Appointment to either panel is subject to approval by Swim England’s Judicial Appointments Panel.

For full details of the role, download the Role Description here.

About You

We are looking to engage panel members on a voluntary basis, with the following person specification:

- A current member of Swim England

- To be and to be seen to be entirely impartial and without prejudice in determining issues strictly within the framework of the Swim England Judicial Regulations in force from time to time.

- To have a reasonably comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the Regulations of one or more of the swimming disciplines within Swim England.

Previous relevant experience in dispute resolution within any sport or in the context of employment is also desirable as is an understanding of the challenges faced by volunteers within sport.

If you’d like an informal discussion about the role before applying, please contact Kerry Moss - Judicial Office Manager via [email protected].

If you feel you meet these criteria, can commit to the role and want to be part of a positive culture change within aquatics, we want to hear from you.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to inclusion and embrace the spirit of all equalities legislation. Where possible we will always make reasonable adjustments for accessibility to anyone who requires it.

Additional Information

Job Type
Legal, Regulatory & HR

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