British Skydiving is Recruiting for a Chief Executive Officer

Organisation:  British Skydiving
Position: Chief Executive Officer
Location:  Leicester with national and some international travel
Salary: Circa £60,000 + relocation package if required

Closing date for applications: 12th June 2023

British Skydiving is the national governing body for Skydiving in the UK. We were founded in 1961 and our primary role is to organise, govern, facilitate and advance the sport in the UK. Our Patron is His Majesty King Charles III.

British Skydiving is seeking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer as part of the restructure of the organisation. This is an exciting time to join us, with the imminent publication of our 2023-2028 strategic plan and the creation of a new management structure to ensure we can meet the future demands of the sport.

The Chief Executive Officer will provide exceptional leadership and management to achieve the organisation’s purpose, vision, strategic priorities, and values, leading the team to ensure high levels of stakeholder engagement with members, affiliated clubs, external partners, and international organisations.

Responsibilities for British Skydiving CEO:


  • Develop business strategies in support of the overarching Strategic Plan


  • Ensure the organisation has adequate resources (including staff with the right skills and expertise) and is appropriately organised/structured to deliver successfully against the approved strategy
  • Define and implement a performance management system which recognises the work of your team and incentivises goal achievement
  • Develop the good governance operations framework across the organisation in support of the values of British Skydiving
  • Ensure the organisation is compliant with employment law, CAA standards and any other relevant legislation (safeguarding etc..)


  • Develop and implement strategies to grow revenue
  • Establish and monitor operational plans and financial control systems Commercial / Partnerships
  • Develop a framework for commercial opportunities that support the financial stability of the organisation
  • Maintain existing relationships and build new partnerships which enhance the sport
  • Develop and foster strong solutions-focused communication across the team and Board of Directors


  • Provide inspired leadership for the organisation
  • Lead and motivate direct reports through a positive culture focused on people outcomes
  • Promote a culture that encourages and represents the values of British Skydiving
  • Support the focus on wellbeing across the team
  • Develop long-term sustainable working partnerships
  • Drive collaboration across the organisation, members, clubs, partners and volunteers

Experience and skills for British Skydiving CEO:

  • Extensive experience of working at executive or senior management level
  • Experience leading transformational change and conflict resolution
  • Commercially astute with proven ability to drive new and existing revenue opportunities
  • Experience of driving strategy and achieving outstanding results
  • Understanding of risk management procedures for all aspects of the business, including health and safety and the policies and procedures to support this
  • Level set emotional intelligence, with the credibility to nurture solid working relationships
  • A working understanding and application of best practice in inclusion, equality and anti-discrimination
  • Experience leading multi-disciplinary teams
  • Confident in implementing performance management processes
  • Understanding of the importance of good governance, including the structures and discipline required to deliver the stated outcomes
  • Competent in the use of IT

Preferred experience

  • Knowledge of the sporting and / or aviation landscape Understanding of health, safety and security frameworks Knowledge of insurance frameworks within the aviation and /or sport industry

Please apply through the following channels.