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Chief Executive – British Cycling, Manchester Chief Executive – British Cycling, Manchester A truly outstanding opportunity to lead one of the highest profile sports organisations within the UK and one of the world’s leading National Governing Bodies. British Cycling is the internationally recognised governing body for cycle sport in Great Britain. It has become one of the world’s leading NGBs thanks to its unparalleled ability to drive mass participation from international elite success. It has set the standard by which elite sporting achievement in this country is measured and is striving to encourage millions of people to ride their bikes across a variety of recreational programmes. British Cycling is also working hard to inspire the next generation of cyclists through its work with schools and community clubs to ensure that more young people are taking up the sport than ever before. This is all undertaken against a backdrop of increased political importance and influence as British Cycling looks to represent its 166,000-strong membership of racers, commuters, enthusiasts, fans and volunteers. The Role  Reporting to the Independent Chair, core responsibilities will include but not be limited to: Full responsibility for the delivery and implementation of the strategic plan, through clear and decisive leadership and sound business judgement to ensure the overall success, growth and business efficiency of British Cycling. Communicate clear strategic goals and inspire the delivery of world class performance across the organisation in line with business objectives. Secure new commercial partnership funding and develop close and vibrant relationships with appointed partners to maximise brand awareness and revenue return. Develop and lead on the engagement of key public funding partners (Sport England and UK Sport) as well as oversee the wider stakeholder engagement strategy to enhance the contribution of British Cycling to the wider national health and wellness agenda. Build a sustainable, ‘best in class’, consumer focused business through the promotion of membership growth, member participation and member retention. Ensure the effective governance of British Cycling. Ensure that the organisation’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusivity is embedded across all areas of the organisation. The Person  Broad-based business experience, including previous experience of working at Board level and directing and providing strategic leadership in a complex and commercially focused organisation to deliver on challenging targets. Track record of exceptional achievement in turning strategies into effective reality to achieve sustainable growth through clear articulation of objectives, effectively navigating organisational complexities and challenges and encompassing swift, informed decision making. Excellent commercial acumen and proven ability to lead and grow a high performing business, inspiring greatness across all areas of the organisation. Innovative thinker who demonstrates thought leadership to shape and influence the thinking of external bodies, opinion formers and key decision makers to benefit British Cycling. Strong understanding of and comfort with the media to drive the profile of British Cycling. Experience of cycling in the UK for sport and recreation. A strong understanding of the governance structures within sporting bodies and related organisations, including volunteer related delivery. Degree or equivalent vocational qualification in business management or other relevant discipline, or evidence of compensatory work experience. Candidates should send a covering letter, CV and details of current remuneration to Kit Taylor using the apply button. Please note that the role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required. Role: Chief Executive – British Cycling, Manchester With unique expertise, full international capability, and world-class service, psd is a true leader in recruitment – and a trusted partner to today's most successful companies.

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