Cerebral Palsy Sport - Chief Executive Officer

LocationHome based, with some UK-wide travel
Hours of WorkFull time, permanent
Salary & BenefitsUp to £55,000
Closing Date23 May

Job Description

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has overall responsibility for leading all strategic and operational aspects of CP Sport. They will work closely with the Board of Trustees and provide strong leadership to the CP Sport team.

Key duties and responsibilities:


  • Lead, support and motivate staff, volunteers and partners to ensure access to inclusive physical activity for people with cerebral palsy.
  • Embed a culture of ambition and learning for all staff in order to achieve the charity's aims, objectives and ambitions.
  • Lead by example, instilling a culture of professionalism and inclusion, supported by coaching, training and development.
  • To be an ambassador and advocate for CP Sport, representing the charity at external events and with stakeholders and potential stakeholders.


  • Work closely with the Board in order to develop, evolve and implement CP Sport's strategy.
  • To monitor the organisation's performance and provide the Board and funders with regular reports and information to enable effective decision making and planning.
  • Develop stronger research, data & insight to better understand the needs of the CP community & demonstrate CP Sport's impact.
  • Identify and assess strategic risks, issues and opportunities and take responsibility for initiating and leading associated changes.


Partnership & business development

  • To diversify the charity's income in order that it becomes less dependent upon a single funder.
  • To take responsibility for generation of income via commercial or corporate partners.
  • Build strong relationships with a range of existing and potential funders and support the Head of Fundraising & Engagement to develop a range of grant applications.
  • Develop partnerships with key stakeholders including beneficiaries, funders, delivery partners and national governing bodies of sport.


  • Contribute to the management of the charity's monitoring and evaluation processes and requirements both internally and externally.
  • Act as safeguarding lead for CP Sport, ensuring activities of CP Sport follow the appropriate safeguarding policy.
  • Manage the CP Sport risk register, identifying appropriate risk mitigations and providing regular reports to Board.
  • Work with the board to ensure CP Sport complies with The Code for Sports Governance.

Financial Control

  • Ensuring financial control and supporting good governance across all aspects of the charity.
  • To develop and be responsible for the delivery of a business plan and financial strategy for the charity which ensures its ongoing sustainability.
  • Take overall responsibility for the management of CP Sport's budgets and cash flow, ensuring that the financial resources of the charity meet its present and future needs. 
  • Overseeing and presenting budgets, accounts and other financial statements to the board.

Any other duties

To undertake any other appropriate duties as determined by the Board of Trustees

How to Apply

Please submit the information below to Steven Day, Interim CEO:  steven.day@cpsport.org

  • A detailed CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements.
  • A covering letter (maximum two sides) highlighting your suitability for the role and how you meet the person specification. Please note that the covering letter is an important part of your application.
  • Details of two professional referees together with a brief statement of their relationship to you and over what period of time they have known you, referees will not be contacted without your prior consent.
  • Diversity monitoring form - your data will be stored separately from your application and will at no time be connected to you or your application.
Interview Date• First interview (online): week commencing 30th May 2022 • Second Interview (in person): week beginning 6th June 2022