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Chief Executive

  • Location: South East
  • Organisation: England Hockey
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Closing Date: 21 June 2019 | Board & Executive

Chief Executive

Salary: Competitive

Location: Bisham Abbey

England Hockey (EH) is the National Governing Body for the sport of hockey in England and is also responsible for the commercial and performance affairs of Great Britain Hockey.  It leads the management and development of the sport from the grassroots to the international teams, which compete in the Olympics.   Hockey across the country has been on an upward trajectory for the last decade and EH is on track to double participation.  With the innovative new FIH Pro League bringing thousands of new spectators and a step change in broadcast, this is an amazing time to join one of the fastest growing team sports in the UK and continue to build on our international success in Rio and London Olympics.   

The Chief Executive is the operational lead of the organisation with the current focus on the delivery of its five ambitions within the strategic plan:

  • Growth in participation - double the number of club players from 140,000 to 280,000
  • International success - systemically and consistently become Top 3 in the world in both genders
  • Increased visibility - triple our fan base and have 180 hours of live TV coverage
  • Develop hockey's infrastructure - ensuring it is fit for the purpose of driving our objectives
  • Be proud and respected custodians of hockey - enhancing the reputation of hockey whilst becoming financially independent

We are looking for someone with Board level experience, who has a track record of leading a professional, high quality, innovative customer-focused team. The successful candidate will have proven capability in business management and be an excellent communicator who can quickly establish trust and credibility, and influence and engage with a wide and complex network of stakeholders domestically and internationally. The CE needs to be execution orientated, able to translate strategy into operational delivery, and show a real passion for success. Ideally, the individual will have a strong understanding of working in a membership organisation with knowledge of the sport system and its political context applicable in the UK.   

England Hockey is an equal opportunities employer, recognising and valuing diversity in unique talents and abilities.

How to apply

Please submit a CV and a video of no more than 5 minutes outlining why you are applying for this role and how you believe you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification to Michele Townsend by 12.00 noon on 21 June 2019.

First interviews are likely to be w/c 1 July and w/c 8 July 2019

Discussions with the current CE will only be offered on request and only following notification of selection for interview. Any requests for conversations will not be possible at the application stage.

For an England Hockey Application Form, please click here.

If you are looking for a role within hockey, but not at England Hockey or would like to post a hockey vacancy please visit 'jobs in hockey' here.

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