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5 Feb 2021

Full-Time Chief Executive Officer

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About The Lord’s Taverners

The Lord’s Taverners is the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity. It breaks down barriers and empowers disadvantaged and disabled young people to fulfil their potential and build life skills. Founded in 1950, the Charity has a proud history supported by its members and stars from the world of sport and entertainment.

Its programmes support some of the most marginalised and at-risk young people in the UK using sport and recreation to build links between communities and encouraging groups to play sport together.  These programmes include Super 1s, Table Cricket, Wicketz and Sports Kit Recycling.

The Role:

The Lord’s Taverners (LT) is currently seeking to recruit a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to drive the charity forwards. Accountable to the Chair and Board of Trustees, the new CEO will be responsible for the successful delivery of the LT’s strategic objectives and goals. The new CEO will be a transformational leader who will implement organisational and cultural change that result in the LT’s being viewed as a centre of excellence in all that it does.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the Chair, Board and Executive Team to ensure the successful delivery of the LT’s five-year vision and strategy.
  • Transform working practices within the LT; overseeing a period of significant change management, ensuring that best practice processes and procedures are implemented.
  • Act publicly as an ambassador and figurehead for LT, engaging with a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including: members, beneficiaries, employees, government, the media etc.
  • Work closely with existing and future funding partners to ensure the long-term financial security of the charity.
  • Be a credible leader for LT, by embodying the organisation’s values, ambitions and commitment to ensure the charity is a more equitable, diverse and inclusive organisation.

The Candidate:


  • Exceptional leadership skills, capable of inspiring, growing and developing a team through a period of transformation.
  • Outstanding operational skillset, efficiency with finite resources and the ability to successfully lead a process of change management.
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering results in a fast-paced and pressured environment.
  • Strong knowledge of best practice in terms of EDI and experience of driving this through an organisation.
  • Excellent communication skills – a strong presenter, articulate and good on their feet.


  • Highly motivated, possesses natural gravitas and leads by example.
  • Strong emotional intelligence and an ability to work effectively with a diverse range of contributors and stakeholders.
  • Logical and good under pressure, capable of juggling multiple demands at the same time.
  • Invested in the professional development of LT employees and contributors.
  • Ethical, culturally sensitive, and fully committed to LT’s mission.

How to Apply

The Lord’s Taverners recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We particularly encourage applications from disabled candidates, female candidates and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as these groups are underrepresented in leadership positions throughout the charity sector. To apply, please email an up-to-date CV, Covering Letter (which expresses your motivation for the role and highlights your relevant experience) and Diversity Monitoring Form to Please note that the closing date for applications is 12pm on Thursday 4th March 2021. The Lord's Taverners is a Disability Confident Committed and an equal opportunities employer.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: CEO, charity, Executive Leadership, and Leadership. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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