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Today we bring you news of a role as CEO at the Gaelic Players Association

 

Gaelic Players Association – CEO

The GPA is the representative body for inter-county hurlers, footballers and camogie players. Following the recent merger with the WGPA, the organisation represents over 4,000 current inter-county players and an increasing number of past players.

The organisation is seeking to appoint a CEO with the drive and vision to lead the organisation through an exciting next phase of development.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the successful candidate will be a dynamic leader with an innovative, open and growth mindset.

Along with excellent people skills, the person must have the ability to establish and develop positive relationships with a range of stakeholders including players, the GAA/LGFA/Camogie Associations, Government Bodies, commercial partners and individual supporters and donors.

Tasked with overseeing the organisation’s day-to-day management and leading a high performing team, the CEO has a core responsibility to develop and implement operational policies aligned to the vision of the GPA and to deliver the organisational strategic plan.

The successful candidate will inspire confidence, while always representing the members’ best interests. In addition, the CEO should have a deep understanding of and empathy for the experience of inter-county players in relation to their on-field activities and their lives off the field.

This is a unique opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced individual with strong leadership and managerial qualities combined with a passion and deep understanding of the games.

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae in confidence to:

Shay Dalton or Concepta Cadogan

Lincoln Recruitment Specialists

Email:  ceoapplication@lincoln.ie

The Closing date for applications is Monday 8th March at 5 PM

 

Four previous roles which are still open for applications:

 

Connacht Rugby Head of Commercial and Marketing

Connacht Rugby has experienced significant growth both on and off the pitch over recent years and is about to enter the next exciting phase of its journey. It is now looking to appoint a Head of Commercial and Marketing.

Understanding the current business context of Connacht Rugby is obviously important but while a background in sports marketing may be useful it is by no means essential.

The successful candidate will be responsible for all commercial, marketing and revenue-generating activities and will lead the Commercial and Marketing team to develop and implement operational and strategic activities including the following key deliverables.

Revenue

• Develop actionable insights grounded in well-researched consumer knowledge to pursue growth strategies across all revenue-driving assets, including ticketing, partnerships, events and more.

• Define an appropriate product strategy and roadmap for all current and new revenue lines, understanding the full journey from need, to concept ideation and ultimately execution.

Brand, Marketing & Communications

• Development of Connacht Rugby’s Marketing Strategy, leveraging data-driven insights to expand brand reach, create sales and achieve overall business growth objectives.

• Develop a robust social/content strategy to target and engage prospects at the top of the funnel and continue to nurture and convert them into fully engaged fans.

• Translate Connacht Rugby experiences into simple, creative, and impactful stories that resonate with fans and partners alike.

Data & Digital

• Continue to build out the Connacht Rugby Data Strategy enabling greater utilisation of data and trends to inform and direct strategies that continuously improve overall performance.

• Create a data-driven product culture that emphasises continuous testing, experimentation, iterative design and development.

Experience

Reporting to the CEO, the role requires an experienced, strategic thought-leader and problem-solver with a proven ability to use data-driven insights to help see the big picture and propose creative and innovative solutions to complex growth and marketing challenges.

To be the successful candidate it is essential that you:

• Are a strategic and commercial-minded executive with demonstrable experience of successfully leading a team through a period of transformational and new revenue growth.
• Have 7+ years of experience in building impactful commercial and marketing strategies in both B2C and B2B contexts.
• Possess strong analytical skills, with the ability to use data to power decision-making.
• Have experience building a high-performing, cross-functional team culture where discovery and exploration of new ideas are viewed as vital to success.
• Are digitally savvy with a strong understanding of the digital landscape and the ability to constantly stay ahead of the competition.
• Can demonstrate success at building strong relationships and operating effectively as a member of a senior leadership team.
• Are experienced at managing a P&L and have sound financial acumen.
• Hold a relevant degree or professional qualification.

The Opportunity

This role, based in Galway, offers the successful candidate an opportunity to lead through a period of transformative growth and be a key member of an ambitious senior leadership team focussed on delivering continued success for Connacht Rugby.

How to Apply:

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should forward a Curriculum Vitae (in confidence) with a covering letter supporting your application, directly to our retained consultant:

Brónagh McDonald,
TRB Associates.
Email: bmcdonald@trb.ie

This role will be offered on a three-year contract basis.

The closing date for applications is Friday 5th March 2021

 

Connacht Rugby Marketing and Communications Executive

The Marketing Communications Executive is a new, specified-purpose contract for a period of six months, and will require the individual to work remotely, whilst connecting with the wider Commercial & Marketing Team virtually.

Reporting directing to the Media & PR Manager, this digitally savvy person will be responsible for developing and maintaining a ‘best in class’ level of quality content of marketing across all our social media and digital channels.

The individual should have an excellent understanding of marketing, marketing campaigns, social media, how to engage audiences across various platforms, graphic design and video-editing skills.

This creative individual will have outstanding communication skills and be a natural multitasker. They should have previous brand-building experience in developing, editing and analyzing effective content and marketing materials.

Responsibilities

Content Generation: Design, develop, edit and deliver content across all Social Media and Digital Marketing platforms.

Community Management: Monitoring and responding in real-time across all Connacht Rugby’s digital and social community, building strong relationships with supporter groups, active fans, virtual fans, and other key stakeholders via social media interaction.

Virtual Fan Zone/Membership Platform Development: Work directly with the Digital & Data Manager on delivering a compelling virtual engaging experience for Supporters on Match Week.

Match Day Content: General assistance and capturing of Match Day Content at The Sportsground, alongside the Media & PR Manager.

Club & Community Team Lead: Develop great stories in conjunction with the Club and Community team and bring these to life on specific Club and Community channels

Other tasks as required by the Media & PR Manager and Digital & Data Manager

Further details about the role and application process can be found here.

The closing date for applications is 22nd February.

 

Four previous roles which are still open for applications:

Non-Executive Director

Cricket Ireland is looking to add to its Board through the appointment of a new independent Non-Executive Director.

The Board comprises a Chairman, six nominees of the four provincial cricket unions and five independent directors, appointed to bring specific additional skills and expertise to the Board and provide independent judgement and objective challenge on issues of strategy, governance, performance and resources. All Board members are non-executive and act in a voluntary capacity. Meetings take place approximately every two months: currently they are being held by Zoom but in normal circumstances, most would take place in Dundalk.

Each Board member is likely to be asked to serve on at least one sub-committee, with a broadly similar meeting pattern.

This newly defined independent director role has been introduced following a recent evaluation by the Board of its effectiveness with the specific objective of constructively challenging and supporting management to ensure the system delivers optimum performance by national squads on the world stage.

Experience of high-performance sport at senior representative level (as player, coach, selector, media commentator or high-performance expert) is required, alongside operational experience of a sporting high-performance team environment; detailed knowledge of the dynamics and pressures experienced by elite players/athletes/coaches ; and an understanding of high-performance systems and structures in sport.

Knowledge of cricket is desirable but not essential

The closing date for expressions of interest will be Wednesday, March 3rd.

A letter from the applicant describing what he or she would bring to the role and a concise CV setting out how and when the relevant experience has been gained should be sent by email to info@cricketireland.ie for the attention of the Chairman of the Nominations Committee and will be confidential.

If deemed necessary by the Nominations Committee, online interviews will be held in the week beginning March 8th

If the Board decides to recommend an appointment, it will nominate the person for election at the 2021 Annual General Meeting on April 25th, with a view to their joining the Board at its next meeting on June 16th.

 

Digital Media Manager and Communications Assistant

Basketball Ireland is inviting applications for the role of Digital Media Manager and Communications Assistant.

The role is to create content and maintain Basketball Ireland’s website and social channels, working closely with the Media and Communications Manager.

It includes writing previews, game reports and press releases, as well as creating video content.

You would be assisting the Media and Communications Manager in all communications and media relations for Basketball Ireland, including both internal and external communications;  dealing with both internal and external stakeholders, helping build and maintain effective working relationships; and helping to create new and innovative ways to promote and market Irish basketball.

The successful candidate would be expected to have, among other skills, at least two years experience in a similar role; a third level qualification in Digital Media/Communications/Journalism, or relevant discipline;  competence in and understanding of all social media platforms and knowledge of content management systems, such as WordPress.

Applications for the role must include:

  • A sample match report (approx. 400 words)
  • Cover letter
  • CV

All three elements of the application should be sent by email to Bernard O’Byrne, CEO  and Secretary-General, Basketball Ireland at bobyrne@basketballireland.ie on or before 1700 on Monday, February 22nd, 2021.

 

Senior Account Manager – Titan Experience

 

Titan Experience are looking to appoint a new Senior Account Manager.

The successful candidate will likely have three years experience in a similar role in an agency and would be working across a wide range of different projects.

Among the different roles and responsibilities that will come with the job are:

  • Responsible for management and full ownership of key client relationships
  • Communicate with clients at a senior level to resolve issues and enquiries
  • Work closely with the Client Services Director and provide frequent client reports/updates to same
  • Assist in the idea generation process and prepare client pitch presentations and cost proposals
  • Develop and deliver consultancy, create and deliver substantial campaigns and events for clients as required
  • Project manage large scale sports, sampling and corporate events and campaigns
  • Budgetary Management – P&L ownership for projects and accounts under their remit
  • To negotiate beneficial and competitive rates and contracts with suppliers and maximize third party revenues to specified targets
  • Supplier relationship management including supplier payment process
  • Provide timely project reports and summaries to clients as required
  • Liaise with account managers and executives to manage workload and resource support requirements
  • Attend weekly management meetings and provide project updates
  • Actively contribute to the Titan Weekly WIP for accounts/projects in their remit

Application for the role is through Linked in with all the details available here.

 

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