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Chief Operating Officer

  • Organisation: Badminton England
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Closing Date: 30 November 2019 | Board & Executive

The Opportunity "Badminton England has a clear and bold vision for a new way that participation and the 'selling of badminton' to key audiences could be delivered in the future. It is an approach that will challenge traditional sector thinking in the area of sports development. We are seeking an outstanding individual to lead a new, game-changing Directorate with overarching responsibility for selling Badminton across participation, competition and events, marketing and communication and will establish a new approach to recruiting and retaining participants, fans and partners, based on changing consumer behaviour through a marketing and sales led approach. This would then provide the corner stone of our approach to shaping our strategy for participation growth in the next 2021-25 funding cycle onwards. With organisation wide commitment from the Board, Executive and staff, this is a hugely exciting opportunity to transform the way consumers engage with the sport." Background Our Purpose To lead the growth and success of badminton in England Our Vision To be one of the nation's most popular sports and consistently win medals at World, Olympic and Paralympic level Our Values FOCUS - Pursuing goals with clarity, drive and determination AMBITION - Striving to attain excellence with motivation and passion COURAGE - Having the confidence to evolve by making the right decisions for the right reasons TEAMWORK - Understanding and respecting each others' roles and being a supportive unified team The Role An excellent opportunity to work with a progressive thinking CEO and leadership team to challenge traditional thinking in sports delivery and to set a new blueprint for success in the future for growing a sport. Great opportunity for a sports focussed senior marketing and communications specialist from a complex business environment to shape the future and engagement of a leading British Olympic and Paralympic sport. As a member of the Corporate Management Team, this senior role is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Badminton England's consumer focused, operational delivery. This includes ensuring that the appropriate levels of investment, governance, people management and financial controls are in place so that the sport of Badminton and key delivery networks are supported to grow the sport and its profile across the country. It is a role that is responsible for strategic leadership of all badminton delivery outside of performance and major events including marketing and sales, technology (IT) provision and digital change management, operational development and delivery of consumer facing activity, as well leading the strategic operations of badminton directly and through key strategic partnerships. Based at the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes, the role will also enable home / flexible working. Domestic travel is required. Please note that applications will only be considered if they are completed via link above. If you experience any issues with the link provided, please contact HR at If sufficient high-quality applications have been received, we reserve the right to close the position early. Please ensure that you apply without delay to avoid disappointment.

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