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Elite candidates sought for the Sport Liverpool Board

A search is under way to appoint experts who can play a pivotal role in securing major sporting events for the Liverpool City Region.

Following success in securing host city status for the UK and Ireland UEFA EURO 2028 men’s football championships, as well as staging the World Gymnastics Championships 2022, and the Netball World Cup in 2019, the hunt is on for a new Chair and members of the Sport Liverpool Board.

Now in its second term, the board is keen to refresh its membership, to advise, inform and make recommendations to the Local Visitor Economy Partnership Board (LVEP) and the six boroughs that make up the Liverpool City Region, to drive the delivery of the city region’s major sports event strategy.

One of the key responsibilities is to oversee activity around events which take place in the city, ensuring there’s a boost to the local economy and civic pride.

Ensuring the involvement of the city region’s residents, regardless of their age, background, or disability, is key, as well as making sure the events are sustainable and leave a legacy for future generations.

Candidates should ideally have significant experience of working in the sporting sector and have previously worked at a strategic leadership level. As part of the role the successful individuals will be expected to attend board meetings, events and be a spokesperson in the run up to major events.

Experience in areas such as sports event bidding, sponsorship, commercial and grant funding, social impacts, marketing, media and PR, and national or international governing bodies is particularly welcomed.

The Board would also like to recruit an athlete voice, and would welcome current or former sportspeople who can provide relevant experience.

The Board is particularly keen to receive applications from people with disabilities, people with ethnically diverse backgrounds and people from the LGBTQ+ community.

The successful applicants will receive expenses, but not an allowance, or remuneration.

More information can be found at The closing date is Sunday 25 February.