Hartlepool United searching for new chief executive officer ahead of 2021-22 League Two season

It is set to be a busy summer at Hartlepool United as they look to appoint a new chief executive for their return to the Football League.

Friday, 2nd October 2020, 4:30 pm
Updated Friday, 2nd July 2021, 1:12 pm

Pools operated without a recognised CEO throughout the 2020-21 National League season following the departure of Mark Maguire last June.

The club advertised for the role last season but instead opted to restructure things behind the scenes with former Foundation of Light commercial director Phil King overseeing the majority of day to day operations at the club along with Lee Rust. The Prestige Group’s Andy Johnson has been acting as the club’s financial director.

But the club have lacked an official spokesperson since Maguire’s departure with owner Raj Singh often taking on media duties himself.

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Pools are looking for a new CEO  (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
Pools are looking for a new CEO (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Now, there is set to be another restructure ahead of the 2021-22 campaign with applications for the new CEO role open until July 23.

The job advert states applicants should have a ‘proven senior management track record with relevant sector experience (experience in professional football sector highly desirable, experience in other comparable professional sport sectors is a minimum requirement).’

It reads: “The position of Chief Executive Officer is a newly created role as the club looks to build on recent successes and represents an incredible opportunity for the correct candidate to join that journey and to help shape the next chapter in the Club’s remarkable history.”

The role will offer a basic salary of £60-£70k with performance related bonuses.

There have been fewer than 10 applications via CV Library at the time of writing.

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