View Full Version : seeking a Deputy CEO for the English Federation of Disability Sport

10-10-16, 13:46

My apologies if this is not quite the right space to highlight this role, but I hope this opportunity is of interest to the community here.

I am working with the English Federation of Disability Sport to recruit their new Deputy Chief Executive, and they are particularly keen to receive applications from disabled people. I have posted the advertising copy below for reference, but if you would like to discuss the opportunity in more detail, or request the full information pack, please do contact me on 0207 820 7321 or at jenny.hills@harrishill.co.uk

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,


Deputy Chief Executive - English Federation of Disability Sport

Salary: c£60,000

Location: Loughborough / Manchester

In the last few weeks, ParalympicsGB have won 147 Paralympic medals, 64 of them gold. Have you been gripped by the recent Paralympic Games? Would you like to join the leadership of an organisation that works to ensure that disabled people can enjoy an active life, whether that be in sport or everyday recreational activity?

The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) works to make active lives possible by enabling organisations to support individual disabled people to be active and stay active for life. Their work results in enhanced health and wellbeing for disabled people, and a more equal society in which disabled people can achieve more through increased opportunities and choice.

Following a strategic review of the organisation, EFDS has created the new role of Deputy Chief Executive, which will have oversight of the organisation's corporate services, as well as marketing & communications, research & insight and event management.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

A close alignment with the vision and work of EFDS
Experience of working at senior management team level in the commercial, charity or public sector
Successful leadership of business development
Significant experience of corporate and financial services

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual to bring their commercial skills to a strong growth area within the charity sector. The role also plays a key role in EFDS's succession planning, providing plenty of scope for professional development.

EFDS is determined to ensure that disabled people continue to be well represented across the organisation and within its leadership, so is keen to receive applications from disabled people and/or people with long term health conditions.

All reasonable adjustments will be made throughout the recruitment process and following appointment to the role for people who need them.

This information is available in Word format but please let us know if you have other communication requirements. If you would like to find out more about this unique opportunity please contact Jenny Hills at jenny.hills@harrishill.co.uk or on 0207 820 7321.

The closing date for applications is Monday 24th October 2016.