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RLWC2021 Chief Executive Officer

Date Posted
4th July 2017
Rugby Code Types
Jobs with Governing Bodies
Contract Type
Manchester / Leeds
Salary Description \ Benefits

Job Description

The Rugby League World Cup 2021 Ltd (RLWC2021) are seeking a talented and inspirational Chief Executive Officer to oversee delivery of the tournament.

RLWC2021 will be the sixteenth staging of the Rugby League World Cup. The tournament will include 16 teams and will be held in October to November 2021.

The CEO will report directly to the Board of RLWC2021 Ltd, and will have overall executive responsibility for planning and delivering the event. The CEO will be expected to lead the execution of event delivery through both a senior team and through the appointment and oversight of key contractors.

The role will require strong leadership experience, a multi-disciplinary track record of overseeing some of the world’s biggest and highest-profile sporting events, outstanding stakeholder relationships, an understanding of operating within public sector organisations, and an entrepreneurial spirit. The role will require a highly collaborative approach, with an eye for detail and a good understanding of the interdependencies involved in major event planning.

To apply candidates should submit a CV and a letter detailing the positive contribution and impact that you could make along with the motivation for applying to Stephen Brown preferably by email to or to Red Hall, Red Hall Lane, Leeds LS17 8NB.

The closing date for applications is 28th July 2017

Shortlisting will take place week commencing 31st July 2017
Interviews will be held on 21st August 2017 in Manchester.

For any informal enquiries and a job description please contact Stephen Brown,

The Rugby League World Cup 2021 welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of Age, Sex, Race, Disability, Pregnancy, Marital/ Civil Partnership status, Sexual orientation, Gender reassignment or Religious background.


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