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CTC head honcho

Postby robgul » 4 Mar 2014, 1:09pm

... just seen a recruitment ad for "CTC Chief Executive" ... have I missed a news item somewhere?

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Re: CTC head honcho

Postby JamesE » 4 Mar 2014, 2:39pm

He's quitting to join the Eden Project. The CTC themselves don't seem to have bothered announcing it, though.

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Postby robgul » 4 Mar 2014, 4:10pm

JamesE wrote:He's quitting to join the Eden Project. The CTC themselves don't seem to have bothered announcing it, though.


Ah - frying pan and fire spring to mind!

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Postby Si » 4 Mar 2014, 4:40pm

I think that a statement went out a while back:

CTC Chief Executive Gordon Seabright will be leaving the national cycling charity at the end of May to take up a new role as Director of the world famous Eden Project in Cornwall.

This is a great personal achievement for Gordon and recognition of the profile that CTC now has in the charity sector.

Gordon has led CTC for two years, having taken over from Kevin Mayne. During his time with the organisation he introduced a new strategy, brought serving CTC’s members to the fore, and worked with governments in London and elsewhere in the UK to increase support for cycling.

CTC will now commence recruiting Gordon’s successor, and an advertisement will be on our web site www.ctc.org.uk/vacancies in the next few days. CTC will be seeking a leader who will continue the development of our charity in the coming years. The Council is committed to CTC’s role as the national organisation supporting cyclists across the UK, creating a healthier, cleaner world, making people feel good and sharing the sense of freedom and fun that cycling brings.

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Postby thirdcrank » 4 Mar 2014, 4:48pm

I know nothing about the person on the way out, other than what I've read on here, ie very little, but I'd make the general point that chief executives of charities are pretty much interchangeable in the 21C.

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Postby robgul » 4 Mar 2014, 5:31pm

thirdcrank wrote:I know nothing about the person on the way out, other than what I've read on here, ie very little, but I'd make the general point that chief executives of charities are pretty much interchangeable in the 21C.


.... and interchange (jobs) quite frequently ...

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Postby horizon » 4 Mar 2014, 6:55pm

I think he'll find it quite a shock. The Eden Project is anything but an environmentally friendly project. I've taken a cycling group to Eden only to find that this supposed nirvana for anything green is nothing of the sort for cyclists - a few sheffield stands in the (enormous) car park is what you get. There are lockers (good) and a discount (good) but otherwise the Eden Project is a car based theme park attraction like all the others. You certainly don't get any nearer than you would do by car. But it is Eden's support for the road-building schemes across the south west that really sickens me: it negates every single message they've carefully presented at the project itself. If the ex-CTC man can change that then all well and good - Eden has a long way to go.

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CTC announces departure of CEO - From pedals to petals

Postby Philip Benstead » 7 Mar 2014, 5:11pm

CTC announces departure of CEO
From pedals to petals


CTC Chief Executive Gordon Seabright has announced that he will be leaving the charity at the end of May 2014 after a two-year tenure to become Director of the Eden Project. In an interview with Cycling Weekly, Gordon said: “I wasn’t expecting to be moving on and I wasn’t looking to go. CTC is a wonderful organisation.” Do you think you could follow in Gordon's tyre treads? The process has started to recruit his replacement. The closing date for applications is Monday 24 March and interviews will be held on Friday 4 April.


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Chief Executive - £72,500pa
Based in Guildford, Surrey.

CTC is one of the largest and most respected cycling organisations in the world. We
work across the nations of the UK, serving 66,000 members and promoting cycling for
touring, for sport, for fun, for transport, for health, and to enrich lives and communities.
The Chief Executive of CTC is one of the most influential and exciting jobs in cycling at
a time when cycling is enjoying national recognition and popularity and is seen as an
answer to key issues of transport, sustainability, health and social inclusion. CTC, with
its high quality policy advice, its network of member groups and local campaigners and
its cycling development work with local communities is in a unique position to influence
policy and push for changes that enhance cycling. We always work in partnership with
other cycling groups and organisations and are respected by policy makers and other
representative bodies.
We now seek an exceptional Chief Executive with:
• a track record of delivering results through operational excellence in the business,
voluntary or public sectors
• experience of management in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders
• the ability to advocate for cycling at all levels and be a credible ambassador for CTC
For a full job description, person specification and details of the application process go
to our web site http://www.ctc.org.uk/vacancies
CTC is committed to equality of opportunity in everything it does. Charity Number 1147607
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66000 members? It's lost four thousand while British cycling has been growing? :-(
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Re: CTC head honcho

Postby brynpoeth » 12 Mar 2014, 1:20pm

Please can Gordon or someone else explain this statement:

"I wasn’t expecting to be moving on and I wasn’t looking to go. CTC is a wonderful organisation."

Did he want to stay, was he pushed out or what?

I have lived in Germany for many years, I am a bit out of touch financially ;-). GBP 72 500 seems an awful lot to me, is it really a lot?
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Re: CTC head honcho

Postby gaz » 12 Mar 2014, 7:10pm

Around about 86,500 Euro.

Also around about half the Prime Minister's salary, so running the CTC must be about half as difficult as running the whole UK :wink: .
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Re: CTC head honcho

Postby RickH » 12 Mar 2014, 7:24pm

brynpoeth wrote:Please can Gordon or someone else explain this statement:

"I wasn’t expecting to be moving on and I wasn’t looking to go. CTC is a wonderful organisation."

Did he want to stay, was he pushed out or what?

I have lived in Germany for many years, I am a bit out of touch financially :wink:. GBP 72 500 seems an awful lot to me, is it really a lot?

My guess (I have no explicit info so am only speculating here) would be that he was "headhunted".

gaz wrote:Also around about half the Prime Minister's salary, so running the CTC must be about half as difficult as running the whole UK :wink: .


As it is also around the mid range of the school heads' pay scale does that mean running a school is also about half as difficult as running the whole UK? :D

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Re: CTC head honcho

Postby Si » 12 Mar 2014, 7:52pm

gaz wrote:Around about 86,500 Euro.

Also around about half the Prime Minister's salary, so running the CTC must be about half as difficult as running the whole UK :wink: .


C'mon, if a politician can run the country then anyone can.

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Postby Vorpal » 12 Mar 2014, 8:01pm

brynpoeth wrote:I have lived in Germany for many years, I am a bit out of touch financially ;-). GBP 72 500 seems an awful lot to me, is it really a lot?


It doesn't seem like so much to me. Not to be the top executive of an organisation as large as the CTC. I wouldn't expect salaries as high as those in industry, but a successful middle manager can make that much in many industries in the UK.
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Re: CTC head honcho

Postby PaulB » 13 Mar 2014, 9:14pm

To those of us who live in the real world, £72,500 a year is a fortune. For Wayne Rooney it's loose change!

I think the big question should be - will the advert attract someone who loves cycling and believes in the product, or will CTC get a professional executive who will go where the salary is most attractive?