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Job Specification for Croquet Association Manager


As the National Governing Body for the sport, The Croquet Association (CA) is seeking to appoint a Manager to head its office and shop, which is located in the grounds of the Cheltenham Croquet Club and provides membership administration and support for the organisation. The CA is a not-for-profit body run by volunteer members of its Council and Committees. The Association is made up of 9 Federations and around 200 Clubs with over 7000 members and they are supported by the CA Manager in the implementation of Council's policies and decisions.


Qualifications and Experience

Since the CA Manager will need to work closely with officers of the Association, its Federations and Clubs, a degree and/or a professional background is required. Graduates should have at least 5 year's post qualification work experience. Having previously worked in a voluntary organisation would be an advantage. Knowledge of, and an interest in, Croquet would be an additional benefit.

Personal Attributes and Skills

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following:


1. Basis of Contract:

A permanent full-time position located at the CA's office in Cheltenham, with a probation period of 6 months and annual reviews.

2. Position reports to:

Chairman of the CA Council.

3. Principal areas of the Manager's responsibility:

i. Office

ii. Financial

iii. Council and Committees

iv. Individual, Club and Federation Members

v. Website and Database

vi. Commercial

vii. Liaison and Public Relations

viii Publications

ix. Archives, Trophies and Equipment

x. Cheltenham

This describes the current role and is subject to review with the successful candidate and following changes to the needs of the organisation.