DeaflympicsGB Chef de Mission 2024 Winter Deaflympics, 2025 Summer Deaflympics

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UK Deaf Sport is the leading organisation for deaf sport in the UK. Our vision is Every Deaf Person Active and Inspired by Sport and Physical Activity. Our mission is for more deaf people to participate in sport throughout their lives and more deaf athletes to perform on the world stage. 

UK Deaf Sport is responsible for the selection and management of the DeaflympicsGB Team, the official team that represents Great Britain at the Summer and Winter Deaflympics. The next Winter Deaflympics is March 2024 in Ankara, Turkey where the Deaflympics will be 100 years old. The next Summer Deaflympics is November 2025 in Tokyo. Japan.

UK Deaf Sport is looking for a Chef de Mission for the Winter Deaflympics 2024 and Summer Deaflympics 2025. Effective leadership of the DeaflympicsGB Team is critical to a successful Games. The primary role of the Chef de Mission is to provide leadership for the preparation and delivery of the Winter and Summer Deaflympics and manage the DeaflympicsGB Team delegation.  They will also be the spokesperson for the entire team in the lead up to and during the Deaflympics. 

This position involves a significant level of responsibility and will require considerable commitment, energy and effort as duties begin well before the Games. The Chef de Mission will participate in events such as preparation seminars and are a core member of the Games Organising Committee.

This is a voluntary position with variable responsibilities and commitment throughout the tenure commencing immediately and continuing through to November 2025. You must be available full-time for the duration of the Winter Deaflympics from 2nd to 12th March 2024 in Turkey 2024 and the Summer Deaflympics from 15th – 26th November in Tokyo 2025.

The Deaflympics is an incredibly exciting event to be part of. If you believe you have the skills and experience to lead the DeaflympicsGB Team, then we would love to hear from you.Full details on this role are outlined in the Chef de Mission Role Description which you can access HERE.  If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role with the Chair of the Deaflympics Organising Committee or anyone else at UK Deaf Sport, please contact us at and we can arrange an informal discussion.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please send a personal statement outlining how you meet the experience and skills requirements of the role as outlined in the Role Description focusing on the specific attributes that you bring, and a copy of your CV to with the title “Chef de Mission Recruitment November 2023”. The personal statement should be no more than 2 sides of A4 or a video no longer than 5 minutes.

The closing date for applications is midday on 11th December 2023. (Updated deadline).

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