World Players Association Vacancy – Legal Counsel, Player & Human Rights
The World Players Association is seeking to employ a Legal Counsel, Player & Human Rights who is committed to the rights and wellbeing of elite professional athletes, collective action and human rights. The position reports directly to the Executive Director of World Players who is an experienced labour relations and international sports lawyer.
The position will be responsible for the work of World Players to:
- embed player rights in sport;
- encourage collective bargaining between sporting organisations, employers, player associations and players, especially at the global and regional levels;
- ensure the sector’s work in advancing the rights of players is aligned with the broader challenge of embedding the fundamental human rights of all involved in the delivery of sport, including workers, local communities and fans; and
- ensure the smooth governance of the sector, especially the preparation, conduct and follow up to meetings of the key decision making bodies of World Players – the Executive Committee and the World Assembly.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years’ experience as legal counsel in sport, labour relations, human rights and/or administrative law. Outstanding written and verbal communications skills in English are essential, including strong advocacy, negotiation, presentation and drafting skills.
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Applications close 9am (CET), Friday 14 April 2017