Thursday, 29 February, 2024

Hiring of High Performance Executive / Manager


The STF is the Singapore national governing body for Taekwondo. Apart for being responsible for the preparation and performance of Singapore’s elite taekwondo athletes at international championships, striving towards achieving sporting excellence, the STF strives to expand its membership and provide its members with better quality activities and services.  The STF aims to recruit and retain talented individuals through fair and effective recruitment and selection procedures. Applications are welcomed from all regardless of race, language, class or creed. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the members of STF is a priority and an integral part of the recruitment process.

About the Position:

Job Title            :           High Performance Executive / Manager

Reporting To     :           General Manager

Location           :           STF Office @ 35 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427759

National Training Center @ 80 Lorong Limau, #04-191, Singapore 320080

Salary               :           Competitive

This job may require enhanced background check and written reference(s) in relation to safeguarding/suitability to work with children, as well as continual professional development.

Only shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview.

Job Description

You will support the Singapore Taekwondo Federation’s (STF) exciting period of growth by supporting and working closely with the General Manager (GM) of STF. These includes supporting STF’s Strategic vision and objectives which will form a key driver of the commercial strategy to develop new revenue streams. As a supporting staff, you will play a critical role in building sustainable relationships with key stakeholders including government entities, commercial partners, club members, peer organisations and the community.  Operationally you will work to improve all processes regarding the delivery of the sport program at all levels.

Role Summary

The High Performance Executive / Manager will be responsible for:

  • Providing secretariat support to the High Performance Committee
  • Providing administrative support for the national coaches and athletes
  • Planning the operations and logistics for the national team for competition
  • Supporting STF in achieving its mission and vision by working closely with the GM, the Chair and Board, and the various sub-committees of the STF
  • Supporting the GM to ensure STF provides the services expected by members, clubs and affiliated associations
  • Supporting the GM to liaise with significant partners including the SportSG, SNOC, Regional Federations, International Federation, etc.
  • Supporting the GM in his role as Company Secretary to support the Board
  • Supporting the GM to lead on the following national initiatives and responsibilities: Equality, Safeguarding, Anti-Doping, Data Protection.
  • Supporting the GM to ensure all policies and procedures of the organisation are compliant with legislation and current good practice, and are updated as required, which include the reports, budgeting and plans required to support STF in the discharge of its objectives and obligations as a registered National Sports Association in Singapore.
  • When necessary, to provide support for other STF operational issues

The role will be reviewed regularly and may include other duties as from time to time may be required by the STF, Sport SG and SNOC

This job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended as the needs of the organisation change.

Person Specification

Degree or similar qualification 
Leadership or management qualifications  
Executive management, at least 6 years’ experience working in a strategic or leadership role  
Senior staff management, at least 3 years’ experience  
Financial management and budgeting  
Working in or with the volunteer sector 
Developing individuals 
Computer literacy including email, Microsoft Office 
Participating in sport 
Working in sport 
Submitting funding applications and working with funding partners  
Understanding of governance and ability to work effectively with a Board and the members 
Strong commercial background with proven revenue generator experience and expertise  
Demonstrated high level strategic and analytical skills  
ROS, Charity & IPC Regulations and Law 
Of sport and the work of the governing bodies 
Contemporary management techniques and practices 
Of the volunteer sector and how volunteers are developed, motivated and managed 
Current good practice in managing change  
Leadership & Management, demonstrate the ability to:  
lead a team of staff and volunteers 
lead projects that are innovative and challenging 
manage conflict 
use an open, consultative management style 
solve problems and manage change 
Planning & Delivery, demonstrate the ability to:  
plan and deliver integrated programmes or projects 
prioritise and take a proactive approach to changes in priority 
prioritise and plan one’s own workload and remain outcome orientated 
audit performance against an agreed set of standards 
utilise strong financial skills and the ability to develop, oversee and direct appropriate commercial/financial decisions and outcomes 
Problem solving & decision making, demonstrate:  
effective problem solving and decision-making skills 
the ability to be inventive and pursue innovative ideas 
strength and ability to traverse a complex and diverse range of views and challenges 
Communications & influencing, demonstrate the ability to:  
communicate a vision to a wider fraternity (e.g. key clubs) 
inspire staff and volunteers across multiple programmes and projects 
liaise with staff, volunteers and where appropriate internal and external bodies 
listen to, consider, and act on the views of others 
interact with, and influence others effectively, for example a Board of Directors 
Teamwork and personal impact, demonstrate the ability to:  
lead a team of professional staff / consultants to ensure that agreed targets are achieved to a high standard and within an agreed framework 
excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse population of community leaders, commercial entities, government officials, volunteers and stakeholders 
work and operate in a team environment 
Other considerations  
Commitment to the mission of the NSA and affinity to sport 
Highly motivated to ‘make a difference’ and be fully committed 
Preparedness and willingness to travel to meetings/events and work unsocial hours 
Excellent communication skills and extensive experience working with media 
Commitment to equal opportunities and equity 
Demonstrate the ability to be flexible, and adaptable to perform tasks which are normally outside the job specifications, but considered commensurate with the role 

Interested candidates kindly send in your resume to

Closing date for application is on Friday, 9th December 2022.

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