Jobs in Sport – GPA CEO

Chief Executive Officer Vacancy

The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) was established by players for players, and today is the official representative body for all county players in both football and hurling.

Representing over 2,300 current players and an increasing number of past players, this not-for-profit organisation continues to make a real difference in the lives of those who play or have played our national games.The organisation has represented our county players for almost twenty years.

We are supporting, educating and developing our athletes, both male and female in a wide variety of skills. We are developing entrepreneurial leaders with business startups and helping others focus on what’s important as they transition away from the playing field. The GPA is now operating on the international stage, promoting our games to new audiences and building awareness around player welfare.

These successes have boosted the GPA’s national and international profile and the Association is experiencing substantial growth in services as a result. We are confident that along with our Commercial Partners we can continue to build a home for all members of our GPA family. In recent years we partnered with the Women’s Gaelic Players Association (WGPA) and we look forward to building this relationship further.

The GPA now seeks to appoint an experienced, motivated and motivating CEO who will oversee the organization’s day to day management and lead it to continued growth and success.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic leader with excellent people skills and the ability to establish and develop positive relationships with a range of stakeholders including our players, the GAA, Government Bodies, commercial partners, individual supporters and staff. The CEO will inspire confidence, have the ability to develop and implement operational policies and possess the drive and skills to deliver the GPA vision outlined in its Strategic Plan.

This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced individual with strong leadership and managerial qualities combined with a passion for our games.

All enquiries and requests for a detailed job description should be emailed

The Closing date for applications is Friday the 27th of April 2018 at 5 pm.

The GPA reserve the right to create a candidate shortlist – not all candidates will be brought forward for interview

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