The Torch Relay is a key part of staging the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Steeped in symbolism and history, the Olympic Flame lighting in Olympia and handover of the Flame to the UK, will represent the beginning of the 2012 Games, while the moment the Paralympic flame is extinguished will represent the end of London’s seven year journey since winning the bid. Between lies the opportunity for thousands of ordinary people to run with the Flame and Torch, being part of these epic events.
We need an experienced Emergency Medical & General Practitioner Doctor, with a strong emergency medical background. Your core responsibility is to provide emergency medical and general practitioner services and preventative applications to Torch Relay staff, Torchbearers and police security runners.
You will work closely with the Metropolitan Police Service and the Tour Manager to ensure that emergency medical procedures and plans are put in place and medical and health preventative mechanisms are planned and implemented prior to the commencement of the relay.
London 2012’s vision is to use the power of the Games to inspire change. We are committed to involving youth and creating events that showcase our diversity. As with all elements of our work, these core values will form the foundations of our Torch Relays.
The role will require extensive travel and time commitments. Travel during the period of the Torch Relays (approximately 100 days) is a requirement of this position. Significant time away from home for this extended period is required. A considerable amount of travel during the planning period will also be necessary.
Doctor, Olympic & Paralympic Torch Relays (PDF) PLEASE MENTION EXPEDITION AND WILDERNESS MEDICINE IN YOUR APPLICATION