Sport England in hunt for head of marketing

Sport England, the agency responsible for the development of sport across the country, is searching for its first head of marketing.

The position has been created following the departure of Colin Douglas, who was the body’s director of communications, responsible for marketing activities.

The new recruit will head a marketing department of ten people and will report to the director of communications, a position which is also vacant.

A spokesman for Sport England says: “The holder of this post will generate original ideas, manage corporate identity, and play a strong role in promoting the healthy progress of sport in England.”

Sport England has an estimated budget of &£350m a year. It uses public money to maintain sport venue infrastructure, and co-ordinates lottery funding into initiatives from the grass roots to a professional level.

Derek Casey, who was chief executive of the body, resigned last week following discussions with the new sports minister, Richard Caborn.

Caborn criticised the “sloppy” structure of English sport and pledged to revamp it by devolving some of the organisation’s responsibilities to the regions.

One high-profile disaster has been the long drawn-out revamp of Wembley, which was first mooted and part-funded by Sport England.

The body changed its name from the English Sports Council over two years ago to give itself a more dynamic and high-profile image.

Latest from Marketing Week

NOT REGISTERED? IT'S FREE, QUICK AND EASY!

Access Marketing Week’s wealth of insight, analysis and opinion that will help you do your job better.

Register and receive the best content from the only UK title 100% dedicated to serving marketers' needs.

We’ll ask you just a few questions about what you do and where you work. The more we know about our visitors, the better and more relevant content we can provide for them. And, yes, knowing our audience better helps us find commercial partners too. Don't worry, we won't share your information with other parties, unless you give us permission to do so.

Register now

THE BEST CONTENT

Our award winning editorial team (PPA Digital Brand of the Year) ask the big questions about the biggest issues on everything from strategy through to execution to help you navigate the fast moving modern marketing landscape.

THE BIGGEST ISSUES

From the opportunities and challenges of emerging technology to the need for greater effectiveness, from the challenge of measurement to building a marketing team fit for the future, we are your guide.

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Information, inspiration and advice from the marketing world and beyond that will help you develop as a marketer and as a leader.

Having problems?

Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3711 or email subscriptions@marketingweek.com

If you are looking for our Jobs site, please click here