Senior Sport Manager (Temporary)

Glasgow, Scotland
£49,000 - £57,000
11 Nov 2016
11 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

The Glasgow 2018 European Championships is a new multi-sport event which will be held in Glasgow and Berlin in the summer of 2018.  More than 8000 athletes, officials and media are expected in Glasgow and Scotland with a potential television audience of more than one billion.

Funded jointly by the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council this new event will be organised in partnership with the international and national sports federations for each of the participating sports. The Glasgow 2018 European Championships will allow Glasgow and Scotland to continue to build on the economic, cultural and sporting legacy achieved by staging the Commonwealth Games in 2014.

The 12-day programme will see Glasgow and Scotland host the European Championships for Aquatics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon as well as a new Team Golf event. Berlin will host Athletics completing the line-up for this first edition of the European Championships. The sport programme in Glasgow and Scotland is significant in scale with 12 disciplines of the six sports utilising 13 venues, including a brand new permanent BMX venue.

The Senior Sport Manager will play a crucial leadership role in the Championships being responsible for the Sport Functional Area which comprises a number of distinct Workstreams including Sport Competition, Sports Presentation, Anti-Doping and Sport Development.

Working in a complex landscape with multiple partners, the successful candidate will have significant experience of major sports events and the proven ability to build and maintain excellent relationships at all levels. Experience of working with National Governing Bodies and European/International Federations is essential. The model and ethos for these Championships is significantly different to that of a traditional multi-sport event and as such the successful candidate will be critical to the successful design and delivery of this new, unique and innovative product.

The successful candidate will be based at Commonwealth House, 32 Albion Street, Glasgow.

If you are an employee of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life or one of the Council’s Arms Length External Organisations (ALEOs) and secure a role on the Championships your substantive grade and terms and conditions will be protected, however your current role may not be.

This is a fixed term opportunity up to August 2018.

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