Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • £50,000 – £55,000
  • Flexible
  • Closing 14th March 2021


  • Advertised from 23rd February 2021

Role

Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK) is a charity and membership organisation which offers unique opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to access snowsports.

DSUK believe that taking part in adaptive snowsport has the power to transform a person’s relationship with not just their disability, but with all aspects of their lives. We believe that all people have the right to access the unique physical, mental, and social benefits of snowsport, regardless of disability, injury, or experience.

With a team of around 400 staff and volunteers, we operate ski schools at various locations throughout the UK as well as delivering opportunities to ski and snowboard in a mountain environment worldwide. We also provide a platform for disabled skiers to meet and participate in snowsports through our local groups.

With over 40 years’ experience in teaching adaptive snowsports in the UK, DSUK has been successful in raising prominence of the sport through working with the British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI) to introduce the Adaptive Snowsport Instructor qualification pathway and through getting our Para-athletes onto the world stage.

We are seeking a strategic, dynamic and effective leader to be our new Chief Executive. To help take stock and lead the charity on the next stage of growth, expanding reach and increasing revenue through developing a range of new products and member services. You will be tasked with further developing thinking around the nature and shape of the Charity post-pandemic and delivering a strategy for Disability Snowsport UK which is forward looking and ambitious. As such, you will be a confident communicator with experience of building effective partnerships with external stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have substantial experience working in a senior level role with budgetary accountability and interaction with a Board. You will have a proven track record of strategic leadership and managing change. Strong operational management and risk management experience will be essential. You will have the ability to empower and build the capability of a diverse and geographically spread workforce. Above all, you will be passionate about the impact the charity can have and the ability to inspire others to change attitudes towards disability. Previous charity experience is not essential but some knowledge of, or experience in, the area of disability or disabled sports is highly desirable.

Application notes

For more information on this role visit aspenpeople.co.uk/dsuk or contact Debbie Shields or Emma McEneaney on 0141 212 7555 at Aspen People.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 14th March 2021

Disability Snowsport UK is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex/gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status or age.