Team GB Chief Medical Officer

British Olympic Association (BOA)
Location Buenos Aires, Argentina
Posted 09/04/2018
Closes 22/04/2018
Sector Federations & LOCs
Function Medicine & Science
Contract Type Voluntary
Hours Full Time
Salary Voluntary

Job Description

Reporting to:

Chef de Mission & Deputy Chef de Mission 
Dates Active in Role c.1st to 20th October 2018 (final dates TBC) 
All dates essential for preparation in the build up to deployment to the Youth Olympic Games (this may include 2/3 days for attendance at Team Leader Meetings and Team Planning Days). 

Accreditation Type: 


Location of Work:

Buenos Aires, Argentina (Games-time) & BOA Offices in London (Team Leader/Planning Meetings)

Hours of Work:

Working hours will be as required to fulfil the role and its significant fluctuating demands throughout the Youth Olympic Games. The post-holder will be required to acknowledge this and work in a flexible manner to accommodate all requests where appropriate. 

Special requirements:

Current DBS check. Full driving license. 

Relationships & Interfaces: 

Reports directly to Chef de Mission & Deputy Chef de Mission during the Youth Olympic Games. Works closely with HQ and NGB staff at Games, including all support staff & Team Leaders. 

Key Responsibilities

  • To provide the highest quality medical support to all athletes for the duration of the Youth Olympic Games (including preparation, Games-time and post-competition phases). This includes the planning and prioritisation of medical/physio attendance at the Games. 
  • To provide a responsive, accessible medical support service to all Team GB delegates, both in the Athlete Village, competition and training venues, and any other location deemed appropriate to meet the requirements of the job role. 
  • To ensure a high standard of health promotion & preventative care in liaison with the athletes’ support staff (CPO, Medical Officers, Physiotherapists, Team Leaders and others), including advice on the prevention of injury or illness. 
  • To liaise with other medical personnel (including the IOC Medical team) , sports science staff and other support staff (including the BOA IRU Manager) as required in order to ensure the highest standard of care of an athlete's injury or illness and optimum rehabilitation and management, whilst at all times working within the GMC guidelines on patient confidentiality. 
  • Line managing any other HQ Medical Officers and/or physios during Games-time. 
  • To promote drug-free sport and have a working knowledge of the WADA Code. 
  • To refer to appropriate specialists and other members of the medical support team as appropriate. 
  • To keep detailed medical records of all consultations and to keep these records confidential and secure. 
  • To provide reports on medical activity within the village or other locations as required. 

Desired clinical experience: 

1. Currently working with elite sport athletes 
2. Medical Officer currently working within the HCSI network or directly with an NGB 
3. Previous experience in primary care aspects of SEM (preferably General Practice Vocational Training / Primary Care trained or completed specialist training in SEM) 
4. At least 3 years clinical sporting experience at an elite level 
5. Completed specialist training in SEM 
6. Previous work with BOA in multi-sport Games environment 
7. An understanding of the BOA standard operating procedures during Games-time 
8. Previous multi-sport Games experience 

Desired personal attributes: 

1. Proven team player (including references from previous Games) 
2. Clean driving license 
3. Availability for full duration 
4. Excellent communication skills 
5. Committed, dynamic & productive 
6. Excellent organisational skills 
7. Excellent management & people skills 
8. Demonstration of leadership skills 
9. Experience as a Safeguarding/Welfare Officer

How to apply

Team GB is recruiting for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG). 

We invite practitioners who meet the criteria set out in the job description to send in their CV with a covering letter as an expression of interest to fulfil the role of an HQ practitioner for Team GB. 

The expression of interest will be open from Friday 30th March 2018 - Sunday 22nd April 2018 (midnight) 
Interviews are to be held at the BOA offices on Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th May 2018 

Candidates must ensure that they are available to meet the requirements of fulfilling the allocated job role, including all necessary dates in the build up to the YOG. 

Application Process 

  • Before applying, the candidate should secure clearance from their appropriate line manager (Home Country Sports Institutes & NGBs). 
  • Transparency with employees over the time commitment for the role is essential. 
  • HCSI employees that are core funded will be “released” to undertake their duties on HCSI time, on the proviso that their HCSI duties can be covered in their absence. 
  • For those who are not full-time HCSI employees, it is their own responsibility to account for their non-HCSI time. 
  • When applying please state clearly your HCSI TFE status and whether your role is core funded or NGB funded. 
  • External candidates (non-HCSI) are invited to apply on an equal basis, and each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 
  • All posts are on a volunteer basis and, as such, are not subject to remuneration by Team GB. 
  • If you are successful in your application, please confirm again with your HCSI line manager/s and NGB staff before accepting the role. 

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