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BWL Vacancy - Commercial Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join British Weight Lifting in the role of Commercial Manager.

BWL Vacancy - Commercial Manager

Location: BWL Head Office, Leeds (maybe flexible)

British Weight Lifting is the UK's recognised Governing Body for Weight Lifting and Para-Powerlifting. Our role is to inspire a nation of Weight Lifters and Para-Powerlifters through exceptional leadership and expertise.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join British Weight Lifting in the role of Commercial Manager.

This role requires the successful candidate to promote and develop the BWL commercial potential including new income streams, commercial sponsorship to support BWL activities and affinity schemes for BWL members.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify key areas of the BWL’s operations and activities of interest to third parties; develop proposals, plans and actions to use these to secure incremental income.
  • Produce a detailed plan outlining the main commercial avenues for investigation; highlight priorities and set out a realistic action plan and approach to deliver income and results.
  • Contact and work closely with identified potential and established partners to secure new contracts, maintain current contracts, and seek increased return opportunities.
  • Advise on and help develop the overall direction of the BWL’s commercial operations including the membership package, insurance scheme and online shop.
  • Work with companies and mainstream brands to develop affinity schemes and discount packages for the benefit of BWL members.
  • Generate sponsorship for the GB, England and Northern Ireland Weightlifting and Para-Powerlifting teams and key activities and events in the BWL’s annual calendar
  • Advise on the development and commercial viability of existing and new products and services of relevance to members.
  • Manage and develop the BWL’s policy on commercial partnerships and sponsorship
  • Provide monthly progress reports and forecasts of new income secured; deliver agreed incremental income targets in each financial year.
  • Support grant applications for government funding as appropriate.
  • Work with the CEO and Senior Management Team to ensure the alignment of new commercial activities with the BWL’s overall strategic objectives and direction
  • Attend occasional meetings of the BWL Board of Directors as required.
  • Other tasks which the BWL may from time to time ask you to undertake.

Download a copy of the job description here

Applications close 22 August 2019 to apply please click here  



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