Careers

VACANCY: Chief Executive
CSA (Cricket South Africa) is the national governing body for the sport of cricket in South Africa and administers all aspects of South African cricket, and where appropriate on the continent of Africa.

CSA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote and broaden the diversity of our workforce ensuring South Africans of all races, gender and disability can be involved in the administration of cricket. The appointments are made in line with CSA’s employment equit commitments.

A fixed term position for a Chief Executive has become available. The successful candidate will work with the CSA Board of Directors (Board), lead and implement strategic plans which will aid CSA to respond to the changing business, social and sporting environment. The successful candidate will play a key part in the operational and strategic management of the wider organisation, achieving the goals of our mission’s 5 key pillars namely Excellence; Development; Sustainability; Transformation; and Brand & Reputation.

The role will report primarily (i.e. functional responsibility) to the Board and administratively to the Chairperson of the Board. The role is primarily responsible for effective management, leveraging and monitoring of all CSA’s Stakeholders (all levels of Government, Fans, Media, CSA Members, ICC Members, Players and Employees), commercial properties and interests, effective and efficient implementation of cricket development structures and programmes, and generally creating favourable and profitable long-term relationships.

Being in the sport of cricket, the role requires extensive travel (both local and international), extended periods away from home and the ability and willingness to work long hours, over weekends and public holidays where necessary.

The more important criteria for the appointment is set out below and although not exhaustive, would serve as a guideline in assessing prospective candidates:

Key responsibilities:

Key performance areas include but are not limited to the following:

a) Position CSA as the leading sports administrator in South Africa;
b) Lead and formulate an organisational strategy and planning from the short term tactical execution through to the longer term;
c) Enhance strategic relationships with stakeholders locally and internationally;
d) Ensure that financial sustainability underpins business plans and the future direction of the organisation;
e) Deliver on the Transformation Charter commitments in relation to developing a representative cricket pipeline and promote access to new markets;
f) Leadership building of management and staff capacity for organisational growth and succession in anticipation of future CSA requirements;
g) Enforce strict adherence to good governance principles relevant to cricket administration;
h) Exercise an oversight role on behalf of the Board;
i) Create a positive work climate and culture to energise employees, giving meaning to work, minimising work disruption and maximising employee productivity;
j) Demonstrate exemplary leadership behavior, through personal involvement, commitment and dedication in support of organisational values; and
k) Perform other reasonable duties as required by CSA, including ad hoc project involvement.

The following job qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills are essential requirements:
a) A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration / Commerce / Sports Management or equivalent or recognition for prior years of Executive Management experience;
b) A minimum of 8 years Executive Management experience in a Business, Cricket or Commercial Entity; and
c) Good conceptual understanding of key issues in local and global Sport environment would be ideal.

In addition, the following job competencies and attributes would be important:
a) Understand the transformation objectives of CSA and implementation thereof;
b) Solid strategic thinking;
c) Charismatic leader with strong people and diversity management skills;
d) Excellent communication skills (written and oral) including ability to communicate with people at all levels;
e) Disciplined and value driven;
f) Strong decision-making ability;
g) Self-motivated with a high work ethic and ability to work under pressure and solve problems;
h) Passionate about the game of cricket.

Successful candidate would be based at CSA Offices, 86 5th Street, Johannesburg. Qualifying candidates can apply to careers@cricket.co.za with a comprehensive CV, cover letter, copy of SA ID, copies of qualifications and at least two contactable references.

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. Short listed candidates will undergo interviews and possible additional assessments.

In making the final selection, consideration will be given to the employment equity objectives of CSA. A performance agreement shall be entered with the successful applicant. CSA reserves the right not to make an appointment.

The closing date for all applications is 26 June 2018 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Should you not receive a response to your application within 14 days after the closing date, please consider it as being unsuccessful.