Chief Executive - Sporta

7 days left

Location
London
Salary
c£60k per annum, depending on experience
Posted
07 Sep 2017
Closes
30 Sep 2017
Ref
Sporta02
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Fantastic opportunity to lead and build the only membership body bringing together and representing leisure and cultural trusts across the UK.

Sporta is the national association of leisure and cultural trusts. Our member trusts are charitable social enterprises and are proud of their not-for-profit business model, which we define as being demonstrably independent and free from the control or influence of any profit distributing organisation or local authority.Sporta is the national association of leisure and cultural trusts. 

Our member trusts operate a very wide range of leisure and cultural services in communities across the UK - from the Shetland Isles to Cornwall, and from the Western Highlands to Kent. Together our members provide around 30% of public leisure centres in the UK.  The facilities and activities they deliver support many kinds of physical and cultural activity, from sports and community cultural services to activities as diverse as children's centres and beach fronts. 

We are looking for a senior leader of the highest calibre to become CEO of Sporta, as the current CEO is retiring.  The successful applicant will provide strategic and operational leadership to take the organisation forward, maintaining it as the recognised 'voice' of our members and ensuring it is the first contact point for policy makers. As you would expect you must be able to demonstrate outstanding management, influencing, relationship building and communication skills to fulfil this brief.

The Board are open to considering candidates from a range of backgrounds, who are able to demonstrate their understanding of the issues and actors in the leisure and wider cultural sector, the complexities of operating within the not-for-profit / Leisure Trust environment and the particular challenges of running a membership organisation.

This is a great opportunity to work with an organisation at a key point in its development.  We are looking for a person to develop and deliver our strategy going forward, who shares our passion for promoting leisure and cultural trusts across the UK.  If you want to play a leading part in shaping the future of our services across the UK, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Sporta is committed to equality and strongly values diversity. 

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Bernice Rook (bernice@ep-uk.org, 0207 250 8337) from Eastside Primetimers who are supporting Sporta in the process.  An information pack and full job description is available.  Please email Bernice Rook to request this or download below. Application is by CV and a covering letter which should indicate why you are interested in applying for the role and how you meet the role requirements.  To apply email Bernice@ep-uk.org.

The combined advertising and search process is planned to finish 22nd September with initial interviews with Eastside Primetimers taking place w/c 25th September. 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview with representatives of the Sporta Board on 10th October 2017.

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