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Chief Executive Officer / Secretary General

World Wheelchair Rugby (WWR)

World Wheelchair Rugby (WWR) is the International Federation and governing body responsible for the sport of wheelchair rugby. WWR is a member of the International Paralympic Committee and the Association of Paralympic Sports Organisations, and is a sport partner of World Rugby.

Posted
19 Sep 2022
Status
Full Time
Location
Canada
Closing date
7 Oct 2022

World Wheelchair Rugby (WWR) is the International Federation and governing body responsible for the sport of wheelchair rugby. WWR is a member of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Association of Paralympic Sports Organisations (APSO), and is a sport partner of World Rugby – sharing a close and strong relationship.

We are seeking to appoint a new CEO. As an International Federation responsible for the sport of wheelchair rugby, we have seen growth since forming as an independent organisation in 2010.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to lead the next stage of wheelchair rugby’s growth and development. The successful candidate will have, amongst other attributes: experience as a strategic leader; growing a small business or organisation; excellent networking, interpersonal and social skills; good financial and commercial expertise.

The role is flexible, including working from home and with some international travel. A full job description can be found below.

CEO Strategic Priorities:

  1. Prioritise and deliver increased, incremental and sustainable revenue streams for WWR, enabling the provision of core services and direct benefits to National Member Organisations (NMOs);
  2. Development and growth of the concept for inclusion of a world-class wheelchair rugby event at the same time and in the same city as the finals of the Rugby World Cup; and,
  3. Responsibility for maintaining existing partnerships and development of new, effective stakeholder and partner relationships. Ensuring a commitment to the growth and sustainability of WWR.

CEO Key Objectives with the WWR Board:

  1. Jointly review the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan with the WWR Board and lead its delivery with an aim to achieve sustainable growth;
  2. Represent WWR and liaise with NMOs, National Paralympic Committees (NPCs), the IPC, World Rugby, international organisations and stakeholders;
  3. Manage and grow the existing international competition structure ensuring WWR events are promoted effectively.

WWR operates an administrative service based in the UK. WWR has four main working groups each with a WWR Board-appointed Chair. Each group is comprised of individuals who are volunteers and have expressed an interest in being involved. The group/s act as organisational department/s and the Chairs act as Head/s of Department/s.

Download job description and person specification - WWR-CEO-Job-Description-FINAL-PDF

The salary for this position is negotiable up to USD $60,000.

How To Apply:

Please click 'Apply Now' to email a letter of interest, including your curriculum vitae, to our recruitment team.

Closing date for applications: Friday, 7th October 2022

Following shortlisting, successful candidates will be invited for interviews which will be conducted virtually using video conference facilities. Dates and times will be planned with individuals to ensure availability.



Additional Information

Status
Full Time
Job Type
Disability Sport
Governing Body Role
Sport
Rugby Union
Salary information
up to $60,000

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