The Scottish FA seeks a new Chief Executive Officer

*Please note this opportunity is now closed to further applications. Should you be interested in similar roles and wish to have an exploratory discussion, please contact Douglas Adam at [email protected].


The Scottish FA is seeking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to plan, direct, control and deliver the operations of the Scottish FA within a strategy and a budget set by the Board.   You will be a key influencer of that strategy but must have the ability to liaise with member clubs, affiliated national associations and wider stakeholders. This opportunity involves leading a complex organisation, with democratic structures which allows for the participation of all football stakeholders, whilst at the same time managing a commercial business to generate income for our members.

This is an all-encompassing role – front and centre as the leader of the Scottish FA internally and externally, nationally and internationally. The CEO will be expected to lead and manage an efficient and focused organisation.

The CEO is a main board director and sits on the Professional Game Board, the Non-Professional Game Board, the Equality and Diversity Advisory Board and the Board of Hampden Park Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Association charged with running the national stadium. Inevitably, the CEO will spend a significant amount of time in the spotlight – dealing with a number of complex and related issues.

In addition to looking after the interests of member clubs and affiliated national associations, there are key relationships to manage with government, with international governing bodies, with key sponsors and of course with supporters and the wider football community.

Expressions of interest or requests for further information should be directed to our recruitment partner, Livingston James. For further information, click here –


The Scottish FA is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

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