The School Games National Finals is a multi-sport experience for 1500 young athletes from across the UK and will be taking place in Loughborough from 2-5 September 2021. It is managed by the Youth Sport Trust, who work alongside Loughborough University and partners to create an inspirational and motivational setting which is designed to accustom the UK’s most promising young athletes to a multisport experience where high quality competition coexists alongside athlete education.

This is an exciting role that reflects the changing nature of the School Games National Finals which has evolved since its inception in 2006. Previously the Games have been delivered on a project basis, and as the Games have changed in both size (in terms of attendance of participants and audience) and complexity, the support structures have also evolved.

The role of Chief Medical Officer has morphed, such that other aspects more akin with health organisations. These include Clinical Governance, Strategy, Advice for the Commissioning Organisation, Provision of Professional Leadership, and Providing Translation of Policy into Clinical Delivery. As strong evidence exists that organisations with engaged clinicians deliver higher quality care and are able to respond to change more effectively, a need for a leadership and managerial role at the School Games has developed in relation to Medical Services Provision at the Games. This is of importance regarding probity and adequate governance of the event, for the commissioning organisation and stakeholders. In light of Covid-19, the role of the School Games Medical Director & CMO has never been more important to ensure the safety of the athletes, staff and volunteers supporting the delivery of the event. 

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 Med Director Cmo Job Description