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Non-Executive Director - Marketing & Communications
Salary: Voluntary + Expenses
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date:
Job Reference: BBBH23933
Added: 10 Jun 2021
Job Description
Acorn Executive Search is working in partnership with Wales Golf to appoint a new Marketing and Communications Non-Executive Director.

Wales Golf is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

About Wales Golf

Wales Golf is the national governing body for golf in Wales responsible for promoting and developing the sport in Wales with specific emphasis on the amateur game.
Golf is one of the most widely played sports in Wales with approximately 100,000 participants of whom over 45,000 are members of clubs affiliated to Wales Golf.
Through its development team Wales Golf provides practical help and advice to affiliated clubs and runs numerous initiatives to help introduce juniors and adults to the sport. It runs high-performance programmes for upcoming and elite players, selects all national teams, manages a wide range of championships for club players up to elite level amateurs and is responsible for the administration of the golf handicapping system in Wales.

Position Summary

Responsible to the Chairman and the Board the successful candidate will use their experience and specialist knowledge to develop Wales Golf's marketing and communications strategy as it seeks to develop closer links with players and golf clubs across Wales.
As a Non-Executive Director, the successful candidate will contribute to the ongoing development of Wales Golf's strategy, help oversee the successful delivery of its strategy and promote the highest standards of governance across the organisation.

Key Responsibilities

Marketing and Communications

Use executive experience to advise Wales Golf on the development of its marketing & communications strategy incorporating social media, email and its website in order to;
*Enhance Wales Golf's social media presence.
*Improve the effectiveness of its communication with golfers and golf clubs across Wales.
*Assist in the development of an additional revenue stream from marketing activities.
*Effectively analyse data relating to its digital media activities.

Leadership and Strategic Development

Participate in the development of Wales Golf's purpose, culture and values and the establishment of its strategic objectives.
*Oversight of the performance of the Company against its strategic objectives.
*Contribute to a constructive relationship between the Board and the executive team.
*Contribute to an environment which encourages open discussion and constructive challenge.

Governance and Financial Stewardship

Ensure best practice standards of corporate governance consistent with the Board's fiduciary and statutory responsibilities.
*Ensure that the Company maintains a sound system of internal controls and risk management.
*Contribute to an annual evaluation of the performance of the Board.
*Ensure that the company maintains an appropriate financial position and approve the annual financial plan and monitor performance against it.

Essential Experience Required:
*Experience of developing and implementing marketing and communications strategies and managing campaigns.
*Expertise in all forms of digital media.
*A strong track record of achievement in their executive career.
*Experience of working in an environment involving strategy development and implementation.

Closing date 9 July 2021

*Full information pack is available below.
*An application form and candidate privacy notice are available from Wales Golf by emailing
*Candidates should return a completed application form and CV by email to

Acorn Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment.
Wales Golf

Everyone’s Game. Anywhere.

Wales Golf create and support an environment in Wales where golf is safe and accessible for everyone to participate, enjoy and progress.

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Zoiya Saleem
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Zoiya specialises in permanent recruitment across the South Wales & South West regions. Zoiya works with varied enterprise level and corporate clients as well as innovative start-ups & SME's recruiting at all levels.
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