Commercial Director

  • Stalybridge Celtic FC
  • Hybrid
  • 08 Feb, 2024
Full time Business & Commercial Leadership & Management

Job Description

About the job

Our Football Club


Stalybridge Celtic Football Club is a member of the Pitching In Northern Premier League West. We are located in Stalybridge, United Kingdom, and have a rich history in English football with a loyal and passionate fan base.


The Club has enjoyed investment under new ownership over the last six months and is expanding its relationship with the local business and social community. We are also making significant improvements to our matchday and commercial hospitality offerings creating an exciting time for a new Commercial Director to operate.


The Commercial Director Role


The Commercial Director will lead on the management, promotion, and marketing of our advertising, sponsorship, and hospitality packages. With clear budgets and targets, the Commercial Director will have direct control and ownership of all key decisions that need to be made to achieve our objectives.


The new Director will be responsible for setting our Commercial strategy for the 2024/25 football season, and will work with our Communication Team to develop all of the materials we need to create a clear proposition for prospective customers.


Responsibilities will include the promotion and marketing of our expanding hospitality options to customers outside of the usual footballing environment.


Remuneration and Working Arrangements


The role will include a basic salary, but the key rewards will be earned on a commission-basis - we want the successful applicant to share in his or her own success alongside the Club.


The new director can, therefore, operate on a full-time, part-time and/or contract basis - we are open to consider all options.


The Skills we are looking for


The successful applicant should have experience in the football (or similar sporting) environment and a proven track record in building up book of prospective accounts, and then making direct approaches to promote and sell our offerings.


We expect the role to be particularly suitable for a candidate operating at a larger Football Club who wishes to start moving towards a smaller environment at the latter end of their career - but where a new challenge would excite, one last time!


We have no qualification requirements - just a proven track record in creating revenue in a competitive sporting environment.