Chief Executive - 18 month FTC

Gambling Commission

Offices in Birmingham with UK travel and remote working

  • Location

    Offices in Birmingham with UK travel and remote working

  • Job type


  • Sector


  • Salary/Remuneration

    Up to £150,000 per annum

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    23 May 2021

  • Client

    Gambling Commission

Ref: GSe73576

There are few jobs where you can make a real difference to millions of consumers for an entire industry, the thousands of people who work in the UK gaming / gambling industry, and the future of the gambling industry as  a whole.

From regulating the effectiveness of the National Lottery, driving action on player protection and responsible gambling, or helping strengthen safeguards around match fixing, we work with industry and stakeholders to protect consumers, particularly the vulnerable, whilst ensuring the integrity of UK sports betting.

Our remit has expanded significantly since the proliferation of online gaming and gambling, with the number of operators we regulate having grown substantially over the course of the past few years, and the on-going challenges of sector change and innovation.  Our people at the Gambling Commission, and those with lived experience with whom we consult regularly, are critical to our conviction and success, helping us to achieve appropriate and effective regulation, protection and trust.

You will join us at an important time as we seek to transform our own organisation, whilst continuing to pursue widespread improvements in protection for consumers.  The forthcoming Gambling Act Review and the launch of the fourth National Lottery Licence competition last year, mean that you will need to draw on the full range of your experience and relationship building capability to be immediately effective, providing coherent and inspiring leadership to our own people whilst building strong relationships with our stakeholders in DCMS, Whitehall and industry to maximise support and cooperation.

A dynamic Chief Executive, you will be accustomed to performing highly visible, scrutinised roles; invested in the opportunity to make a positive difference through the application of your broad skill set.  Strategic and change orientated, you will have transformed organisations in support of business strategies, and you will thrive in complex and changing landscapes. Commercially and financially astute, you will have the capability, conviction and credibility to review and reset every aspect of our operation if necessary, building internal capability and inspiring outstanding performance at all levels to maximise the relevance and impact of our approaches.  Whilst specific regulatory experience and professional knowledge of the gambling industry are highly desirable, they are not imperative. What is most important is your ability to operate with the utmost integrity during a period of substantial change and scrutiny, enabling us to deliver our mandate to an outstanding level.

There is some flexibility regarding potential state date. Whilst an immediate start is desirable, we can also consider candidates who can join between now and August 2021.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Suzie Raffle on M: 07551 561199 or Craig Clarke on M: 07785 616547.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing Date
Sunday 9 May 2021

Shortlist Meeting
End of w/c Monday 10 May 2021

First Interview
w/c Monday 17 May 2021

Final Panel
w/c Monday 24 May 2021

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

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