Appointments: Director of Training & Development


The Motor Sports Association (MSA) is the national governing body of four-wheel motor sport, responsible for its regulation, administration, development and promotion in the UK - under the authority of the world governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

The MSA is a not-for-profit organisation (company limited by guarantee) comprising 750 affiliated motor clubs. Representing 33,000 competition licence holders, 7,000 officials and volunteer marshals, the MSA also issues 5,000 motor sport event permits every year.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new post of Director of Training & Development. The holder of this role will report to the Chief Executive and be responsible for Club development, Volunteer Officials and Marshals, Regional Development Officers, MSA Academy/Team UK, Anti-doping, UK border signatory functions, Safeguarding Policies, and MSA’s responsibilities as an FIA Regional Training Provider.

As a member of the Senior Management Team the successful applicant will also have general management responsibilities, including for all related budget controls. The Director of Training & Development will liaise with national and international agencies to ensure that MSA policies and procedures are acknowledged as exemplifying best practice within motor sport and, as relevant, UK sport generally.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills to work at all levels within the sport, with external bodies and agencies and also the ability to represent the MSA on the national and world stage. A formal training qualification is desirable but not essential, but wide experience in the field of training including in the development of, and alignment with, best practice standards and competency frameworks is essential.

A wide breadth of motor sport knowledge and experience across the disciplines at national, regional and club level is considered beneficial. A full UK driving licence is required. This post will require some weekend work at motor sport events and an amount of overseas travel will be involved. The remuneration package is commensurate with the position within the organisation.

Please apply by Monday 13th April 2015 to enclosing your CV and contact details. A copy of the full draft job specification is available by clicking here.

The MSA is an equal opportunities organisation which welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

No agencies please.

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