BASES commences recruitment for new Executive Director

28th August 2019

BASES current Executive Director, Tom Holden, has decided to accept an offer to join the Joseph Rowntree Foundation as their new Head of Business Insight in November; BASES have therefore commenced recruitment for a new Executive Director.

Are you (or do you know someone who is) an experienced management professional ready to take on a new and exciting challenge?

Job Role Overview

 The main responsibilities are:

  • Ensuring the effective day-to-day management of the Association under delegated authority from the Board.
  • Developing and delivering on the BASES Strategic Plan in the most effective and efficient manner, providing regular updates and reports to the Board;
  • Working closely with and support the BASES Chair;

Salary: £36,365-£42,578 (depending on expertise and experience)

Location: Leeds Beckett University, Headingley, Leeds

Hours: Full-time (Monday-Friday, 37.5 hours per week)

Application closing date: 9am on Friday 13 September

Interview date: Friday 20 September (Leeds)

Informal enquiries can be made to Tom Holden (BASES Executive Director) at

View more details about the role on our vacancies page


BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

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  • Rooms G07 and G08 Fairfax Hall, Leeds Beckett University, Headingley Campus. Headingley, Leeds LS6 3QT
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