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					                               Amateur Boxing Association of England

 Job Title: Chief Executive (CEO)

 Location: Sheffield

 Package Range: Circa 100k

Working Context
Boxing is one of the oldest sports in the world and has featured in the Olympic Games since 1904.
ABAE also has a successful record of achieving Olympic medals winning a Gold and two Bronze
medals in Beijing 2008, a Silver in Athens 2004 and a Gold in Sydney 2000.

Since 2005 the CEO position has been undertaken by Paul King under a secondment agreement
from his employers Liverpool City Council. This arrangement ceases on 31 March 2011 and the
Board of ABAE has decided to now appoint a full time CEO.

The CEO reports directly to the Board of the ABAE and will be a member of the Board. The CEO is
responsible for every aspect of the operation of the sport in England from grass roots participation
through to excellence at all levels.

The CEO ensures the ABAE Board and Council meet a requisite number of times a year and are
supported administratively in fulfilling their roles as the decision making bodies within ABAE for the
business and the sport respectively. The successful candidate must also have the vision, experience
and drive to manage and direct, with the support of the ABAE Council and Development Group the 10
Regions of the ABAE in terms of delivering the Whole Sport Plan (WSP) 2009/13 and assist them in
the administration and growth of the sport throughout their specific areas. The sport is flourishing in
terms of growth due to large increases in Clubs and Participation at all levels. ABAE are now seeking
to build even further on these achievements and the CEO, must deliver against current and future

The CEO will be expected to provide strategic leadership on all aspects of the WSP and provide the
interface to all agencies and stakeholders, with special reference to Sport England the sports main
funder. In addition the CEO must be able to seek and build positive relationships with commercial
supporters and partners as the sport seeks to optimise its opportunity to expand external funding.

The Amateur Boxing Associations of England, Scotland and Wales have now formed themselves into
a single organisation called the British Amateur Boxing Association (BABA). One of its objectives is
the delivery of medals in major International competitions up to and including the 2012 Olympic
Games in London. The ABAE CEO must have a clear commitment to ensuring this process is
maintained, further developed and deliver a long term sustainable World Class system for British
Boxing which will seek to subsequently filter down into the home nations pathways. The successful
candidate will be appointed to the Board of the BABA.

Job Purpose
The CEO is responsible for the overall strategic delivery of the WSP, management of the sport and
attainment of its goals. The role is to lead and direct the sport and staff to deliver on our identified
interventions, performance targets and outcomes agreed with Sport England.

Main Responsibilities
    1. Be the advocate for change by developing and driving the Whole Sport Plan by building an
       environment of success and quality across the whole ABAE, through the building of strong
       relationships with all stakeholders including Regional Associations, clubs, technical,
        management and administrative staff and external partners, to meet the targets of the WSP.

   2.   Be responsible for the recruitment and management of all ABAE permanent and non
        permanent staff, including the establishment and subsequent implementation of employee
        policies and performance management systems.

   3.   Be commercially astute recognising the increasing demand to encourage and attract external
        funding to the activities of ABAE in coordination with the BABA.

   4.   Be media wise and astute. The ABAE has a prominent public profile and there is more to do.
        The CEO will lead a strategy of continual improvement in the relationships with the media and
        press aiming to ensure we are seen as a professionally run and efficient organisation.

   5.   Work closely with the ABAE National and Regional Coaches to set challenging but realistic
        targets and establish the operational plan and resources necessary to meet the agreed
        targets for all athletes. This will include amongst others:
                  The model of preparation and competition, responding as appropriate to the
                     Amateur Boxing changes as they occur.
                  Squad structures
                  Selection standards
                  Selection policies for squads and events
                  Performance reviews
                  Activity plans for training camps, competitions, control events, etc.

   6.   Establish the budget for the ABAE in line with available funding. The CEO has overall
        responsibility for ensuring that expenditure does not exceed the budget and for the production
        of the necessary financial reports required by the Board and Sport England.

   7.   Ensure all activities within the direct control of the CEO continue to improve and enhance the
        reputation of Amateur Boxing within England and the UK.

   8.   Ensure the ABAE delivers against all of the WSP targets and outcomes and communicates
        this success internally and externally, through establishing and using robust tools for
        monitoring the effectiveness of interventions and targets regarding all aspects of the Whole
        Sport Plan.

   9. Ensure that all aspects of the WSP meet best practice in the areas of ethics, child protection,
      welfare and health and safety.

   10. Ensure that the highest standards of International Anti-Doping policies, as subscribed to by
       UK Sport and Sport England, are fully accepted and integrated by all those involved in the

   11. Be prominent on the World stage to ensure that good relationships with all International
       Federations are achieved in support of the ABAE and also benefitting BABA.

   12. Lead by example and ensure the standards of all members of the ABAE, represent at all
       times the principles and qualities required to maintain the ABAE profile and success in the
       highest regard by all external partners.

The above list is not regarded as exclusive or exhaustive, as there may be other duties and
requirements commensurate with the post and grade of which the incumbent may be required to
perform from time to time.

Facts & Figures
The budget to fund the ABAE WSP funded by Sport England with internal and external income is
circa £6m over the four year period to March 2013. Naturally there are performance conditions in
maintaining this budget figure delivers against the outcomes agreed.

The CEO will have the responsibility for identifying and implementing an appropriate staffing structure
to manage and operate the Programme on a day-to-day basis. This currently includes a four National
Officers Posts, Administration Manager, three Administration Assistants and Ten full or part time
Boxing Development Officers and three High Performance Coaches. This structure and remuneration
will be agreed with the ABAE Board in line with the agreed budget.

Knowledge, Experience and Person Profile

           ESSENTIAL                                      DESIRABLE
               Relevant senior experience of                    A relevant qualification in
                   employment in high quality                     sports coaching, management
                   sporting environment.                          or sport science.

           Knowledge and Experience

                   Have demonstrated success as a               Have experience of liaison with
                    leader within a successful national           internal and external agencies
                    sport.                                        including government sports
                                                                  councils, including the
                   Highly developed managerial and               preparation of plans, reports
                    administration skills, including              and funding applications.
                    strategic planning, problem solving
                    and decision making, budgetary               First-hand experience
                    control and report writing                    international sports
                                                                  competitions, such as the
                   Have a comprehensive                          Olympic Games, World
                    understanding of the sports                   Championships and European
                    development environment,                      Championships.
                    including strategy, coaching,
                    international competition and                Demonstrated ability to manage
                    development pathways.                         a national sport ensuring
                                                                  success and leadership.

           Behavioural Competencies and

                   Be able to engage all stakeholders           Ability to think ‘outside the box’
                    and compel change, with vision                and recognise potential
                    and a passion for growth, sustain
                    and excellence, to have a proven             Appreciation of and
                    track record of setting and                   commitment to mandatory
                    achieving goals.                              aspects of child protection,
                                                                  health, safety and welfare in all
                   Highly developed personal and                 matters.
                    communication skills and able to
                    present to a high standard.                  Willingness to work irregular
                                                                  hours and travel extensively
                                                                 both within the UK and
                   Excellent team leadership skills              overseas, with overnight stays
                    with the capability to manage and             and weekend work.
                    inspire all employees and
                    volunteers within the ABAE team.             A commitment to their own
                                                         continued and innovative
                   Well-developed active listening      development and a complete
                    skills showing an ability to take    commitment to BABA and GB
                    direction as well as to direct.      Boxing for the 2012 Olympic
                                                         Games and beyond.
                   Outstanding commitment to the
                    development of sport.

                   Dynamic and enthusiastic leader
                    with vision and ability to develop
                    strategic goals and implement
                    them successfully.

                   High-level drive and
                    determination to succeed, with a
                    desire to push the ABAE forward.

                   Commitment to equity and

Key Relationships
   ABAE Board and Council
   Regional Associations
   BABA Board
   Sport England
   British Olympic Association (BOA)
   International governing body (AIBA)
   European governing body (EUBC)
   EIS and other Home Country Institutes
   Home Country National Boxing Associations
   External Funding Partners and Sponsors

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