UK Athletics Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – UK Athletics

Job Description
• Lead the development and execution of UKA’s strategy
• Lead, manage and motivate the senior management team, with
clear objectives and accountabilities
• Work in partnership with the CEOs of the HCAFs on those areas
of the vision for athletics in the UK that require close collaboration.
• Ensure delivery of the World Class Performance Programme and
the associated targets for medal success on the world stage
• Drive the continued delivery and innovation of world class events
to build the brand of athletics and engage the public
• Drive the development of new sources of commercial income to
maximise investment back into the sport
• Develop an inspirational culture that is open, collaborative and
drives behaviours consistent with UKA’s values
• Develop long-term, effective working relationships with key
international and national stakeholders and the wider sport
• Build a world class organisation characterised by the highest
standards of leadership and governance

• Experience in successfully setting and implementing strategy for
an organisation of a similar scale and complexity as CEO, or senior
equivalent, particularly through periods of change
• Knowledge and an understanding of sport (athletics desirable),
especially governance structures and the opportunities and
challenges that affords
• Experience of negotiating and maintaining significant commercial
contracts with sponsors and broadcasters (desirable)
• Ability to work effectively with a Board of Directors, cultivate
strong working relationships and lead in partnership with others
• Strong commitment to professional development of staff;
successful track record of retaining a diverse and high
performing team
• Excellent interpersonal, leadership, communication and
influencing skills
• Energetic and enthusiastic leader with the ability to set clear
priorities, delegate and guide investment in people and systems
• Strong financial acumen, analytic, organisational and problem
solving skills, which support and enable sound decision making

How to apply
For the full candidate brief and details of how to apply, please email

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