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Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Job Description

Job Title:         Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Client:             Sport & Leisure Industry

Location:         France

Salary:             Competitive Salary Package + Benefits

Experience:     20 Years+

Job Purpose:

  • To be responsible for leading the organization, to assist in producing and ensure the effective delivery of its Business Plan
  • To deliver the priorities and targets of the Board within the parameters of the FA
  • To manage and deliver recruitment of senior management
  • To ensure that the business remains focused, strategic and on target to deliver principal aims and objectives

Principal Accountabilities/Responsibilities

  • Development and implementation of the Company's Business Plan and policies and procedures
  • Developing and implementing strategies to grow profitability
  • Establishing and monitoring operational plans and financial controls systems
  • Ensure the Company has adequate resources (including staff with the right skills and expertise) and is appropriately organized/structured to deliver successfully against the approved strategy and performance measures/standards
  • Manage the workforce (recruit and performance manage) and maintain an effective Senior Management Team and fit-for-purpose staffing structure
  • Develop and manage relationships with contractors and business partners that enhance/support the services of the Company
  • To work in close association with Chairman and Board to negotiate contracts with third parties for identification, design and build of new Stadia.
  • Oversee identification of Marketing, sponsorships and endorsements
  • Ensure company is compliant with all relevant legislation, employment legislation, and Safeguarding Operations Standards


  1. Knowledge/Experience           

Essential: -

  • Understanding of The FA’s National Game Strategy
  • Financial and commercial competence
  • Working knowledge of Company law
  • Experience of leading, managing and development of staff
  • An understanding of football governance and development
  • Knowledge of building regulations, laws and risks assessment
  • Demonstrate a working understanding and application of equality, racism and anti-discrimination, safe and best practice
  • Understanding of risk management procedures for all aspects of the business, including health and safety and the policies and procedures to support this
  • Ability to support and manage a voluntary Committee structure
  • Working knowledge of parts of the Companies Act 2006 relevant to a Company Limited by Guarantee and one operating on a charitable basis and any other UK/EU legislation as appropriate to the business
  • Competent in the use of IT and computers
  • Knowledge in marketing and commercial functions of the business
  • Passion and knowledge of grass roots football

Desirable: -

  • Sage accounting and/or similar e.g. Xero
  • Proficient in Microsoft office
  • Full Driving License
  • Sport/Football experience
  • CFA operations
  • Experience of change management and tools to assist this
  • A working knowledge/experience of Business improvement models
  1. Skills and Behaviours – as defined in County Football Association Competency Model
  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork
  • Communicating
  • Delivery
  • Customer Excellence
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Leadership       
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