HR, Legal & Compliance Subcommittee Member


England Boxing







England Boxing

England Boxing is seeking to recruit three (3) new members to its HR, Legal & Compliance Subcommittee.

England Boxing is the National Governing Body for the one of the oldest sports in the world, one which has featured in the modern Olympic Games since 1904.

With its own heritage going back to the 1880s, including the first national competition in 1881, the organisation is responsible for promoting and developing the sport at all levels, from grass roots through to the England talent pathway and, in turn, passing prospective medalists on to GB Boxing. The organisation is a member of AIBA and EUBC, the World and European governing bodies respectively.

The HR, Legal & Compliance Sub-committee provides strategic direction, support, advise and expertise across various HR, Legal & Compliance (including disciplinary and safeguarding) issues faced by England Boxing.

To assist with this function, England Boxing is seeking to recruit three (3) new members, it is essential that applicants have HR, Legal and/or Compliance expertise and experience (ideally within sport).  

The Sub-committee reports directly into the England Boxing Board and is chaired by England Boxing Director, Lawrence Selby (Barrister).

Reporting to the Board, the Subcommittee remit is to monitor and review the effectiveness and adequacy of the following areas:

  • Make decisions in respect of bringing charges in accordance with national disciplinary and safeguarding procedures, including making appeals against decisions brought by independent disciplinary/safeguarding panels.

  • Manage and update Risk Register as appropriate, documenting all disciplinary/safeguarding matters and support England Boxing management with implementing and managing risk.

  • Manage the recruitment of existing and new independent disciplinary/safeguarding panels.

  • Review and make recommendations on all policy and procedural documentation.

  • Act as a forum for discussing and developing policies, procedures, legal, ethical and political matters that need to be brought to the attention of England Boxing. Including keeping abreast of developments of UK Sport Code of Governance and anti-doping rules.

  • Support the Board on commercial matters including event organisation, sponsorship and partnership.

  • Provide adhoc advice and where appropriate seek external legal counsel assistance.

  • To work with other Sub-committees in providing recommendations across various issues to the Board.

Sub-committee members are in place for a maximum of two (2) terms, (a term constitutes four years), but shorter terms of commitment may be considered.

Successful applicants will be expected to commit to attending six to eight meetings a year (meetings will be held virtually during health restrictions and once permitted they will be held in-person where possible, in London and/or Sheffield).

Person Specification

  • To have significant experience within the field of HR, Legal and/or Compliance.

  • We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience, background or expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • Anti-Doping Regulation
    • Ethics
    • Data Protection & Security
    • Commercial (IP, Contracts and Business Strategy)
  • The ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

  • Be reliable, committed, loyal, tactful, unbiased and independent in their thinking.

  • Good communication and inter-personal skills are essential.

  • Experience in grassroot/amateur sport would be an advantage.

  • Awareness of the UK Sport Code of Governance and application of it’s objectives in practice.


Although this is a voluntary position, reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed for travel to meetings, etc.

To apply


The LawInSport Recruitment team has been instructed to assist England Boxing with these appointments. Please send a CV (including contact details) and covering letter, detailing the relevant skills, knowledge and experience you have in relation to the Sub-committee subject matters to:

Closing date for applications – 30 April 2021.

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