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National Medication Control Officer (NMCO) – contract

Hours:                         Indicative 5-8 p/week

Location:                     Remote

  • Be part of one of Australia’s most successful and high-profile Olympic Sports
  • Support and service Olympic and non-Olympic Disciplines


Equestrian Australia (EA) is the peak body for the administration of equestrian sport in Australia. The organisation manages four Olympic / Paralympic sports and four non-Olympic equestrian sports. The key stakeholders of EA are the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), EA Membership, the seven State and Territory Branches, Sport Australia (SA), Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and Paralympics Australia (PA).

To date, Australian equestrians have won nine Gold, four Silver and eight Bronze medals at the Olympic and Paralympic Games and three Gold, one Silver and seven Bronze at the World Equestrian Games. Our athletes have achieved great victories at peak international Equestrian events and as a result Australia has earned the reputation as an elite equestrian nation.

A big part of this success is the tireless commitment and excellence shown by the sport’s administrators, coaches, officials, volunteers, owners and athletes of all ages performing at all levels, as well as the importance placed on sports leadership and the welfare of horses.


This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to join EA during an exciting new phase.

You will be responsible for the effective operation of EA’s National Medication Control Program (NMCP) and be an integral member of the Equestrian Australia team. You will bring to the role:

  • The ability to provide guidance and direction on the Medication Control Regulations
  • An outstanding ability to build, develop and harness relationships across a broad cross-section of the equestrian community.
  • Maintaining the FEI program

You will lead the review of EA’s Medication Control Regulations as required and at least biennially.

You will be an integral member of the Business Operations and Integrity team, actively engaging with and supporting members of the EA staff.


Your duties will include:

                 i.          Co-ordinating, managing and ensuring the effective operation of EA’s National Medication Control Program (NMCP) including program implementation at Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) and EA sanctioned events.

                ii.          Liaison with key stakeholders including the Australian Head Veterinarian, Organising Committees, State Discipline Committees and State medication personnel, FEI including its Veterinary Committee, EA Chief Executive Officer, General Manager – Business Operations and Integrity, General Manager – Sport Operations, Pathways Officer – Officials, Veterinarians, EA Executive Assistant and FEI/EA Stewards.

               iii.          Liaison and building of a working relationship with testing laboratories and assisting with the testing of swabs at labs back to the relevant event.

              iv.          Trouble shooting – responding promptly to medication-related queries, including outlining how the testing can be done.

               v.          Collaborating with the EA Pathways Officer – Officials to run courses for vets and Testing Stewards (FEI and EA) the frequency of which depends on the reaccreditation cycle (mostly at least every 2 years).

              vi.          Assisting EA to manage the process where positive swabs are found in line with EA’s Medication Control Regulations.

             vii.          Placing vets and Testing technicians in positions for events.

            viii.          Confirming events with FEI.

              ix.          Maintain appropriate administration and ensure the security of confidential records including holding the original FEI testing documents and only providing the FEI with these if required.


You will be a veterinarian with a strong understanding of the FEI’s and EA’s Medication Control Regulations.

To be part of the EA Team, you will have significant experience working closely with volunteer committees, and possess exceptional time, organisational management skills, and experience working in environments under-going change.

The successful candidate will be an experienced and engaging individual, patient, respectful and clear in their communication.

Currently practicing is desirable but not mandatory and the position may suit a retired veterinarian.

Equine and equestrian knowledge and an empathy for volunteerism in a not-for-profit organisation is essential.


To apply, please submit your application with cover letter to [email protected]

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Don’t delay the submission of your application. Interviews of appropriate candidates may commence before the Closing Date, and if the right applicant is secured, the position will be closed.