Scottish Hockey – CEO

Posted On 6th April 2011

Scottish Hockey, in partnership with sportscotland, is seeking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer.

This is a challenging post, in a National Leading Sports Body providing a major leadership role in Scottish Sport at a time of great opportunity provided by the Games of London 2012 and Glasgow 2014.

Scottish Hockey is a non for profit organisation led by a volunteer Board of Directors, to whom the post reports.

To enhance the interests of Scottish Hockey the CEO has a responsibility to: 

  • Provide vision, leadership and direction to the company and the sport
  • Provide high level support to the President and the Board
  • Co-ordinate relationships with member clubs and external agencies
  • Represent Scottish Hockey nationally and internationally
  • Lead and manage the delivery of the business plan.
  • Monitor organisational performance
  • Ensure effective, efficient and economic use of resources
  • Establish policy
  • Manage a team

To be considered you should have:

  • proven leadership experience
  • proven strategic, financial and operational experience
  • proven managerial experience and organisational skills, including the ability to delegate , and to work closely with a Board
  • enthusiasm & self motivation
  • willingness to work flexible hours
  • excellent communication skills including dealing with politicians, media and sponsors
  • preferably, experience with non-for profit /Volunteer organisations

The position is currently based in Edinburgh but will move to Glasgow Commonwealth Games Hockey facility in the first quarter of 2013.

Salary range circa £42k per annum plus benefits.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send a detailed CV and letter of interest explaining why the candidate should be appointed.

For information see our web site or contact Brent Deans, CEO Scottish Hockey Union, on 0131 453 9070 or email

Closing date for applications: 18th April 2011, 5:00pm

Interviews will take place on 4th & 5th May 2011

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