Job vacancy: Competitions & Awards Co-ordinator / Admin Assistant

About us

Sport parachuting / skydiving is one of the most exciting and exhilarating sports in the world, and our teams of British skydivers regularly compete in top international events such as the World Parachuting Championships and Skydiving World Cups.

In addition, there is a vibrant domestic competitions scene of the annual British Nationals, UK Skydiving League and British Grand Prix.

British Parachute Association is the not-for-profit National Governing Body of Sport Parachuting in the UK. We are a membership association with over 6,000 full members, and nearly 60,000 student members each year. The BPA Competitions Committee, which comprises volunteer elected members, are responsible for this exciting dimension of our sport, including domestic competitions and British Delegations to international meets. 

There is a growing annual programme of competitions which need organising. That’s where the Competitions & Awards Co-ordinator comes in. Liaising between the Competitions Committee, competitors, officials, judges, host drop zones, uniform and other suppliers, and the Sport Parachuting Commission of the International Federation for Airsports, the post provides administrative support to help our teams to focus on their performance. This aspect of the role is for 3 to 4 days per week of a full-time job. 

Other aspects of the role, for the remaining time, include (i) administering various annual BPA awards such as the BPA Taz Causer Experienced Skydiver of the Year Award. the BPA Safety Innovation Award and the BPA Star customer service award; and (ii) Administrative Assistant to the Secretary-General (on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons).


Go Team GB!

About the post

BPA has a vacancy for a Competitions & Awards Co-ordinator and Administrative Assistant, an adminstrative post based at BPA HQ in Glen Parva, Leicester LE2 9TF.  Hours M-F 09:00-17:00 with one hour for lunch, with occasional weekend or evening working for meetings such as the AGM which is held on a Saturday. Competence in Microsoft Office, and proven administrative skills, essential. Salary: £17,000 per annum.

The requirements are set out in the job description and person specification. Information about working at the BPA is set out in the BPA staff handbook.

To apply

Please download the application form, complete it (please do not send a cv) and return the completed form to the BPA HQ by no later than Friday 23 March 2018. 

Competitions & Awards Co-ordinator / Administrative Assistant

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Job description & person specification

BPA staff handbook

Application form


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Updated 8 March 2018

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