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Voluntary Chair of Disciplinary, Disputes and Appeals

About Us 

British Canoeing is the UK Governing Body for Paddlesports. We have had many advances in our sport and canoeing now covers a wide range of interests and passions as a sport and a leisure activity for all. We want to support and provide opportunities for everyone to enjoy and realise their potential within all aspects of canoeing regardless of their age, background or ability. 

The Role

The British Canoeing Disciplinary, Dispute and Appeal Panel Register provides a pool of suitably qualified and experienced individuals who are trained in the application of British Canoeing regulations, codes, policies and its statement of values. These individuals are available to be appointed to a Disciplinary Panel or to an Appeal Panel to be heard in accordance with British Canoeing’s:

Disciplinary, Dispute, and Appeal Regulations

World Class Programme Qualification Appeals Procedure

Competition Selection Appeals Procedure;

Safeguarding Appeal Procedure;

Athlete Disciplinary Policy.

We are seeking to appoint a Chair of Disciplinary, Disputes and Appeals to supervise and direct members of the British Canoeing Disciplinary, Dispute and Appeal Panel Register and execute the powers conferred through relevant British Canoeing Policies and Procedures. The Chair of Disciplinary, Disputes and Appeals may also sit on Panels where appropriate.

The Chair of Disciplinary, Disputes and Appeals will be a qualified solicitor, barrister, or judge with preferably at least 6 years’ experience in disciplinary, disputes and/or appeals. In addition they will need to have an understanding of sport at grass roots, amateur, elite and/or Olympic level and be able to assess, dissect and make informed decisions concerning evidence and arguments brought before a Panel (in writing, orally or by other methods).

Salary: This is a voluntary role, however British Canoeing will cover reasonable travel and other expenses in line with British Canoeing’s expenses policy.

Term: Initial 4 year appointment to the Panel – Maximum two terms.

Closing Date: Friday 24th June

Full details of the role and British Canoeing can be found in our Voluntary Chair Disciplinary Dispute Appeal Panel Pack

To apply for this position please submit a CV and cover letter explaining your interest and suitability

for the role to [email protected]. For information about how we use and store your data under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018, please refer to our Applicant Privacy Notice.

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Voluntary Disciplinary, Dispute and Appeal Panel Register Members

About Us 

British Canoeing is the UK Governing Body for Paddlesports. We have had many advances in our sport and canoeing now covers a wide range of interests and passions as a sport and a leisure activity for all. We want to support and provide opportunities for everyone to enjoy and realise their potential within all aspects of canoeing regardless of their age, background or ability. 

The Role

We are seeking to appoint a number of individuals to the British Canoeing Disciplinary, Dispute and Appeal Panel Register. The purpose of the Panel Register is to provide a pool of suitably qualified and experienced individuals who are trained in the application of British Canoeing regulations, codes, policies and its statement of values. These individuals will be available to be appointed to a Disciplinary Panel or to an Appeal Panel to be heard in accordance with British Canoeing’s:

Disciplinary, Dispute, and Appeal Regulations

World Class Programme Qualification Appeals Procedure

Competition Selection Appeals Procedure;

Safeguarding Appeal Procedure;

Athlete Disciplinary Policy.

The successful applicants will be expected to have knowledge of, or experience in one or more of; the Legal profession, Disciplinary Procedures, Judicial Process, Employment Processes/Tribunals/Case Management, Sports Rules, Elite sport and/or paddlesports. In addition they will need to have an understanding of sport at grass roots, amateur, elite and/or Olympic level and be able to assess, dissect and make informed decisions concerning evidence and arguments brought before a Panel (in writing, orally or by other methods).

Salary: This is a voluntary role, however British Canoeing will cover reasonable travel and other expenses in line with British Canoeing’s expenses policy.

Term: Initial 4 year appointment to the Panel – Maximum two terms.

Closing Date: Friday 24th June

Full details of the role and British Canoeing can be found in our Voluntary Disciplinary Dispute Appeal Panel Register Pack.

To apply for this position please submit a CV and cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role to [email protected]. For information about how we use and store your data under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018, please refer to our Applicant Privacy Notice.

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British Canoeing Regional Development Team Vacancies

Hours: 6 days per year (approx.)

Location: Regional

Salary: Voluntary

British Canoeing is the United Kingdom's Governing Body for the sport and recreation of canoeing and kayaking.

Across England there are 10 volunteer led Regional Development Teams (RDTs), whose purpose is to involve itself in all matters relating to the development of the sport and recreation of Paddlesport within their regions. Learn more

Each RDT is made up of four elected posts; Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer and a number of technical roles including Regional Coaching Representatives (RCR) to Regional Waterways Advisors (RWA). A full list of roles and summary role descriptions can be found here. 

Being part of your local RDT is a great way of supporting clubs, centres and paddlers in your region and to influence the direction of British Canoeing.

The following teams looking for enthusiastic people to fill positions:

North Eastern Regional Development Team:

Vice Chair and Regional Waterways Advisor.

North West Regional Development Team:

Regional Paddle-Ability Representative and a Regional Safety Advisor. 

Cumbria Regional Development Team:

Regional Waterways Advisor, Regional Safety Advisor and Regional Paddle-Ability Representative

Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Development Team

Secretary and Regional Waterways Advisor

East Midland Regional Development Team

Chair, Secretary, Regional Safety Advisor, Regional Communications Officer and Regional Events Coordinator.

Eastern Regional Development Team:

Regional Communications Officer -

  • Coordinate the regional communications and information service, Including the
  • regional webpages
  • social media assets
  • Undertake BC website training as required
  • Encourage the production of regional news stories and sharing with BC media team 

Area Coaching Representative (ACR) for Cambridgeshire

Area Coaching Representative (ACR) for Norfolk

South Regional Development Team:

Vice Chair, Treasurer, Regional Communications Officer.

South West Regional Development Team:

Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Regional Paddle-Ability Representative and a general call out for people to support the work of the region.

In addition, the English Coaching Management team are also are seeking applicants for a Regional Coaching Representative in the Channel Islands.

For an informal chat please contact:

For Regional Waterways Advisor contact [email protected] 

For all other roles contact Craig at [email protected]

To apply:

For a general expression of interest form please click here.

These posts are covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, British Canoeing is only permitted to ask an individual information about ‘unspent’ cautions and convictions. This will be carried out through completion of a DBS Basic Check.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone taking part in our sport, including children and young people, and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers. 

British Canoeing is an equal opportunity employer.