The 2021 School Games National Finals (branded previously as the “School Games/UK School Games”) seeks to appoint doctors and nurses for the Games being held in the host city of Loughborough, UK, on the 2nd – 5th September 2021. Up to 1200 school age Elite & National squad athletes will compete over 10 sports in a youth multi-sport Games based in an accreditation only athlete village and various sport locations around the city, similar to the set-up of an Olympics or Commonwealth Games.

This is the 14th year an elite youth multi-sport Games has been run in the UK with athletes competing in home nation representative teams, and the 8th year in its current guise. The 2012 Games culminated in a day of competition within the Olympic Park using three of the main Olympic venues. Organisational partners of the games include the Youth Sport Trust, Sport England, and government departments (DCMS).

Successful candidates will receive financial remuneration for the duration of competition. Accommodation, subsistence, and transport to, from and during the Games, as well as uniform, is provided.

DUTIES:

  • To provide medical support services for the duration of the Games, responsible as an individual practitioner as well as a member of the multi-disciplinary team. This includes the prevention and treatment of illness and injury, and the maintenance of optimal health and well-being for the athletes, team members and support staff of the School Games.
  • To attend briefings, and complete roles and responsibilities of a medical team officer as would be expected in a multi-sport accredited Games. This will include set up of medical areas, active provision of medical care at venues and HQ, adequate and full communication between the medical team, and facilitating stand down at the end of the Games.
  • To adhere to the highest standards of professional practice and abide to the Schools Games code of conduct.
  • To keep appropriate and contemporaneous medical records. 

You can view the full details about the role, including roles and responsibilities, person specification and the application process by downloading the application pack - 2021 SGNF Doctor/Nurse Application.