Bath Rugby Foundation

Become the first CEO of Bath Rugby Foundation


Bath Rugby Foundation

Location Bath – Salary c £60,000

Bath Rugby Foundation is the charitable arm of Bath Rugby Club set up to empower young people in Bath and surrounding areas to succeed. We use the values of rugby to inspire young people to create a better future for themselves. Our focus is on improving Health, Education, Employability and Inclusion in the West Country.

Our programmes are tailored to use sport to build confidence, and empower participants to live successful, happy and healthy lives. Our coaches are not just sports coaches, they are mentors. They give dedicated support to motivate, raise self-esteem, increase confidence and improve life skills. Each session combines physical activity with education sessions to change the lives of the most vulnerable members of our community.

We are the charitable arm of Bath Rugby Club, formed out of its desire to give back to the community. The Foundation is financially independent, self funding and separately governed, but we work together to use the glamour of the Club to create a legacy, and a lasting positive change in the community.

The charity is well established and we are looking for our first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who has the vision and experience to take the organisation to the next ambitious level. The CEO’s role is to lead and manage the Foundation to ensure that it continues to grow, is wide reaching in its influence and positively benefits everyone affected by its delivery.

You would be joining an established, professional team responsible for leading the delivery, fundraising, finance and communications of the charity throughout Bath, North East Somerset and Wiltshire.

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, you will provide the Foundation with passionate and inspiring leadership, creativity and vision, ensuring that its reputation is consistent with the highest professional standards in everything it does. It is a challenging but highly rewarding role.

Specifically your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring the Foundation’s financial viability through excellent cost and budgetary control
  • Increasing existing and delivering new funding streams      
  • Leading the team to achieve measurable targets
  • Reviewing, updating, and implementing the Foundation’s strategic plan
  • Producing and implementing an annual review and business plan
  • Ensuring that the development, quality and effectiveness of the services that the Foundation delivers satisfies the needs of the community it serves
  • Ensuring highly effective communication with the Foundation’s partners both internal, within Bath Rugby Club, and external, developing close relationships with key decision makers
  • Keeping up to date with emerging government initiatives and policies

We are looking for a candidate of degree level education who has strong personal presence and is an excellent communicator and negotiator at all levels. The successful candidate is a proven and astute business and people manager with a track record of running a successful organisation at board level.

An understanding of managing third sector organisations that deliver through a sporting medium would be beneficial. We would equally value a candidate with the capability to be accepted by the local community so that strong long term relationships with key regional groups can be secured.

You will demonstrate the ability to think strategically, deliver measurable outcomes through a team based culture and understand how to work with a Trustee Board.

For further information about the position please download the information pack by clicking on this link. Please apply by sending us your CV alongside a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the CEO position. Your letter should outline examples of your management experience in business strategy development, planning, financial control, communications and marketing and provide details of how your skills, abilities and attitude meet the criteria set out in the “Candidate Profile”. Alternatively please post your CV and cover letter to Peter Wragg at Bath Rugby Foundation, Farleigh House, Farleigh Hungerford, Bath BA2 7RW.

Applications close on the 24th March 2017.


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