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Army Sport Control Board Staff Vacancies

Staff Vacancies

 

CHIEF OF STAFF (COS)
to DIRECTOR ARMY SPORT CONTROL BOARD (DASCB)
Salary: £40,110

The HQ of the ASCB is based in Fox Lines in Aldershot.  Having recently gone through a major restructuring following a review of outputs, the post of COS has become vacant. The restructuring was to take account of what is being described as a ‘seminal moment’ for sport within the Army: having now completed almost 15 years of operational engagement, there is an opportunity to develop sport within the Army so as to enhance the Army’s national reputation and to ensure that participation in sport returns to being a significant element of the Army ‘offer’ for both recruiting and retention. As a consequence, the Army is growing its number of elite sports men and women; investment in our sports men and women and in the necessary infrastructure to develop them is also growing; assurance demands are increasing; and the Army has two new factors to consider – how we define and enable sport in an integrated Army and the fact that we will shortly be predominantly based in the UK. 

Applications are invited for the full time post of (COS). The incumbent will be responsible for managing the delivery of much of the change highlighted above.  In particular, COS will be responsible for the day to day management of the ASCB and its outputs (as both a Board and a Charity). They will coordinate and synchronise with Army HQ, HQ Sp Comd, the operational chain of command and with regional forces. They will be responsible for the delivery and development of sport and, specifically, the development and maintenance of relationships with National Governing Bodies to ensure and enable a safe and secure environment within which Army delivers sport, the ownership of an Army Sport Programme and engagement with the civilian community.

The applicant should ideally be a retired Army Officer of Col or exceptionally Lt Col rank or civilian equivalent. The post requires a sound knowledge of Army Practices and Procedures. The individual will have command experience and be able to demonstrate strong leadership and management skills, and excellent communications skills along with a blend of sound judgement, tact and diplomacy. The post requires a team builder and motivator with proven experience of delivering/organising an Army Sport. Experience of public accounts, charitable law, non-public investments, and trustee experience is desirable. Some travel and anti-social hours will be necessary.

In return, we offer excellent working conditions, a friendly and lively working environment, a generous leave entitlement, access to excellent sports facilities and even free car parking!  Although employed as a Crown Servant, the post is analogous to the Civil Service and commands the same salary grading, plus participation in the Civil Service pension scheme.

 

Interviews:   24th October 2017                             Start Date: To be discussed at interview
CV’s to: jgoodliff@ascb.uk.com
Closing Date for Applications: 12th October 2017

 

Job Description

HQ ASCB
JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Title:            Chief Of Staff (COS) HQ Army Sport Control Board Grade: Equates to C1 Civil Servant

Employer:   Army Sport Control Board (ASCB)

Reports to:  Director (DASCB)

Location:    ASCB, Fox Lines, Aldershot, Hants, GU11 2LB

Job Purpose Summary:  

COS to Director Army Sport Control Board (DASCB) and deputy to DASCB in his absence. COS will be responsible for the day to day management of the ASCB and its outputs (as both a Board and a Charity). The COS will coordinate and synchronise with Army HQ, HQ Sp Comd, the operational chain of command and with Regional Forces. He/she will be responsible for the delivery and development of sport in the Army and, specifically, the development and maintenance of relationships with National Governing Bodies to ensure and enable a safe and secure environment within which the Army delivers sport, the ownership of an Army Sport Programme and engagement with the civilian community.
 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • COS is to lead on the delivery and development of sport in the Army to include managing an Army sport assurance mechanism, coordination and direction for the outputs of ASCB Secretaries including Secretary BA(G) Sports Board and Secretary Army Reserve Sport Board. Monitor non ASCB based Sport Secretaries (Coordinated by ACOS ASCB). Deliver an Army Sport Programme, a coordinated Army and Corps sport fixture list and forecast of events. Authorise all Winter Sports Activities. Coordinate the delivery of Army level sport events. Authorise travel at public expense, overseas travel and overseas tours.
  • COS is to lead on the delivery of the Army Sports Awards, ASCB Annual Conference, ASCB Board and Trustees Meetings, ASCB Steering Committee Meeting and the Sport Management meeting.
  • COS is to lead on the development of sport policy in support of DTrg(A). He/she will act as moderator for all sport DINs submitted and review, validate, amend and re-issue as necessary ASCB sponsored DIN’s.
  • COS is to lead on staff support to the UK Armed Forces Sport Board.
  • COS will be required monitor, control and authorise expenditure of the Representational Sport Travel Budget.
  • COS will be required to give briefings as required including to Divisional Sport Boards and RAPTC Conferences.

COS sits on the following committees:

  • As Secretary to the biannual ASCB Board/Trustees Meeting
  • As Secretary to the quarterly ASCB Steering Committee
  • As Secretary to the monthly ASCB Charitable Fund Grants Committee
  • As a member of the monthly Army Sports Lottery Grants Committee
  • As a member of the ASCB Interview panel
  • As a member of the AESP
  • As a member of the Army Sport Awards Planning Meeting
  • As Chairman of the quarterly ASCB Sport Management Meeting

COS is line manager of:

Internal Sport Secretaries
ACOS ASCB
Chief Clerk
Sec Army Reserves
           

(The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform mutually agreed job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description)

Job Requirements: (Educational qualifications, knowledge, skills and abilities)

The applicant should be a retired Army Officer of Col or exceptionally Lt Col rank or civilian equivalent. The post requires a sound knowledge of Army practices and procedures. The individual will have command experience and be able to demonstrate strong leadership and management skills, and excellent communication skills along with a blend of sound judgement, tact and diplomacy.  The post requires a team builder and motivator with proven experience of delivering/organising an Army Sport. Experience of public accounts, charitable law, non public investments, and trustee experience is desirable. Some travel and anti-social hours will be necessary.

 

 

Approved­­­:  DASCB, Maj Gen SA Burley                                                 Date:  May 2017

 

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