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New vacancy: CEO

An exciting opportunity has emerged as we recruit for the position of CEO of British Weight Lifting.

New vacancy: CEO

As the UK's recognised National Governing Body for Olympic weightlifting and para powerlifting, British Weight Lifting’s (BWL) role is to inspire a nation of weightlifters and para-powerlifters through exceptional leadership and expertise. The organisation is responsible for the growth and success of weightlifting and para powerlifting at every level. Supporting a network of weightlifting bodies, clubs and gyms across the UK, as well as the thousands of people actively involved in Olympic and Paralympic weightlifting disciplines. BWL strives to deliver exceptional training programmes, educational structures and competitions that create opportunities for individuals to participate and excel in the sport.


Weightlifting in the UK is undergoing a period of growth in general participation as well as elite performance improvement, including medal success in major championships such as the Olympics and Commonwealth Games. It is an empowering activity for both sexes and is seeing female participation grow considerably.


The CEO is responsible to the Board, to lead the organisation and ensure the achievement of strategic goals. This includes driving the commercial and operational strategy of BWL to continue to develop additional revenue streams. The governing body has a successful and growing coach education and training enterprise and is currently launching a new competition format, targeted towards a much broader and more diverse strength audience, with the aim to build an exciting, enjoyable and relevant event that can contribute to more people to understand the very real physical and mental health benefits of being fitter, healthier and stronger.


Key responsibilities of the CEO role include:


  • Providing leadership and development of all areas of the organisation, which includes performance, operations and participation growth of all staff, volunteers and the general membership 
  • Establishing an annual operating plan through which the strategic objectives of BWL may be delivered 
  • Developing the uplift in sustainable commercial revenue, derived from the education and training enterprise, sponsorship, membership growth, mass participation initiatives, merchandise sales and streaming 
  • Being the lead spokesperson and ambassador for BWL in developing and sustaining the relationship of BWL with stakeholders in the UK and with international governing bodies 
  • Creating and driving a World Class environment and medal winning culture across the whole performance programme, through the building of strong relationships with all stakeholders including Home Country Associations, other related associations, clubs and athletes 


Applications are being processed with Hartmann Mason, to read more about the job and to apply click here


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