Chief Executive Officer

Posted on 13 May 22 by Liam Parmenter

  • Remote, UK
  • 50000 - 60000 per Annum

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Job Description

level= is delighted to be supporting UK Deaf Sport in their search for a talented Chief Executive Officer, through a unique recruitment process that manages bias and ensures fairness for all.

To access the BSL translation link, please click here: https://youtu.be/NGl8ax85A_U

As CEO, your key objective will be to help define strategic direction and drive progress and results, with a focus on working collaboratively with their partners and members to ensure income is effectively focused and maximised, whilst guiding and developing a small, capable, team to maintain a high-performance culture.

A background of working in sport or the charity sector is not a pre-requisite, however a thorough understanding and empathy with the sector is.

The Role:

The Chief Executive Officer role is home-based. Reporting to the Chair of The Board, you will be primarily responsible for strategic development, leadership, trustee support, partnership and business development, operations and delivery, promotion and profile raising of the charity, together with governance and compliance.

In the job you'll be tasked with the following:

  • Lead and inspire the organisation, staff and volunteers to carry out the strategic objectives of UK Deaf Sport, as agreed by the Board

  • Lead engagement with D/deaf and Sports communities within the UK and utilise the skills and knowledge of those in the D/deaf community and hard of hearing people, to ensure the organisation's strategies accurately reflect the current needs of all Deaf people in the UK

  • Lead and manage staff teams, and support staff to achieve their full potential

  • Develop and deliver operational plans against the UK Deaf Sport strategy

  • Develop and deliver a commercial strategy to source extra funding streams and secure opportunities for sponsorships

  • Oversee financial management & controls and recommend the annual budget and financial plans to the Board

  • Represent UK Deaf Sport at external meetings with key stakeholders and raise the profile of Deaf sports within the UK

  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with the Board and volunteers on UK Deaf Sport advisory groups

The Candidate:

The ideal person for this Chief Executive Officer role will have relevant background in shaping and influencing organisational strategy, and leading staff and volunteers to carry out the strategic aims of the Board.

You'll also need a background in:

  • Working as a Chief Executive Officer, or at Director / Senior Manager level

  • Business, commercial acumen and financial management skills with the self-assurance to scrutinise financial management accounts and overall financial performance

  • Recruiting, mentoring, leading, and developing staff; building high-performance and loyal teams

In addition, you'll need the following:

  • Exceptional written and verbal/non-verbal communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, with a proven ability to establish positive and productive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders

  • An understanding of the importance of maintaining high standards of governance in charities

  • Emotional awareness of people's differences, diversity of thought and the strengths of a collegiate approach


The Package:

  • Flexible working

  • Performance-related bonus

Closing date for applications:  Friday 10th June 2022

To apply for this role, you will need to answer work-related questions. Our goal is to assess your approach to a task and better understand what knowledge and skills you have. Your answers will be anonymised, randomised and reviewed by the team. We use these scores to shortlist for interviews.

We also think giving feedback is incredibly valuable for candidates, so at the end of the process, you'll see how well you performed during the application process. Your CV will only be used for information purposes and will not be relevant in the application process.

UK Deaf Sport encourage applicants who are from underrepresented groups, across protected characteristics, as they value the benefits of a diverse pool of applicants to find the best candidate. Lived experience of deafness would be highly beneficial. If you require a BSL interpreter, or have other accessibility needs, please advise and we will make the necessary arrangements.

Job Information

Rate / Salary

50000 - 60000


Leisure and Sport


Executive Leadership

Skills / Experience

Experience shaping and influencing organisational strategy; Business, commercial acumen and financial management skills; Recruiting, mentoring, leading, and developing staff


Flexible working; Performance-related bonus

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