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Chief Executive Officer

Manchester, United Kingdom | Leading Hospitality, Travel, & Leisure Company

  • Industry:
    Hospitality, Travel, & Leisure
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  • Functions:
    General Management
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Job Description


British Taekwondo is the National Governing Body for Olympic Taekwondo in Great Britain and the recognised Member National Association of World Taekwondo. With a 17,000 membership across the whole of the United Kingdom, the martial art & sport has a thriving club and instructor network. British Taekwondo work in collaboration with GB Taekwondo (the elite athlete and Olympic Programme Organisation) who are bringing a series of World Class events to Britain over the next 4 years. 


British Taekwondo is currently looking to recruit a Chief Executive Officer to lead this exciting organisation. 


The successful applicant will: 


• Spearhead the strategic direction and culture of British Taekwondo and act as an ambassador for the organisation 


• Ensure British Taekwondo works within agreed organisational values and consistently delivers against its strategic objectives 


• Lead the day to day running of British Taekwondo, ensuring the effective delivery of its business plan and strategy 


• Work with the Board of Directors on matters relating to workforce, finance, corporate governance, Taekwondo development and services, marketing, communications, public relations and risk management. 


• Guarantee that safeguarding is embedded throughout the British Taekwondo in accordance with safeguarding legislation, British Taekwondo safeguarding policy, best practice guidance and education programmes. 


• Build relevant value for British Taekwondo members, clubs, and instructors and ensure that clubs are developing and the membership increasing. 


• Attract increased investment into British Taekwondo by maximising assets and continually raising the profile, image and reputation of the British Taekwondo brand amongst stakeholders. 


• Create effective and collaborative delivery of Taekwondo by representing British Taekwondo at the highest levels including World Taekwondo, World Taekwondo Europe, Sport England, Leading Hospitality, Travel, & Leisure Company, GB Taekwondo, members and stakeholder family, commercial partners. 


The successful applicant will need to be passionate and committed to the development of Taekwondo nationally; be able to work under pressure, handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines. They will need to demonstrate exceptional customer service, be able to work as part of a team with excellent planning, communication and presentation skills. 


Occasional attendance at weekend Taekwondo events will be required. 


Key responsibilities 


• Define the British Taekwondo business plan and strategy in conjunction with the Board of Directors. 


• Deliver the objectives of the British Taekwondo business plan and strategy with support of the Board of Directors, sub-committees, working groups and staff ensuring key performance indicators are monitored and delivered. 


• Develop and present progress reports on the delivery of the business plan and strategy to the Board of Directors for regular monitoring and evaluation 


• Develop and implement the British Taekwondo’s marketing and public relations strategies 


• Develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with key stakeholders such as World Taekwondo, World Taekwondo Europe, Sport England, Leading Hospitality, Travel, & Leisure Company, commercial partners, members, GB Taekwondo and stakeholder family 


• Comply with general data protection regulations (GDPR) 


• Develop and maintain company policies and procedures. 


• Develop and implement strategies to grow profitably, diversify income and manage budgets. 


• Act as the accounting officer in accordance to guidelines and requirements set out by the Board of Directors 


• Ensure that British Taekwondo is run with sound financial governance. 


Skills & experience 


• A proven track record in leadership, staff management and running a business, ideally at NGB sport CEO level. 


• A dynamic leader with experience of managing change, and the ability to develop a culture of innovation and continuous improvement. 


• Experience of commercial management, governance framework, safeguarding policies, disciplinary procedures and working with a Board. 


• Knowledge of Taekwondo would be desirable. 


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