Sport Competition Manager

Federations & Major Events
Birmingham , United Kingdom
Full Time
Competitive
13 / 08

B2022 are looking for experienced Sport Competition Managers who are responsible for the planning and delivery of sport competition at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. These vital roles will involve coordinating and communicating the sport specific requirements to internal functional areas, ensuring that athletes, team officials and technical officials are provided with the correct environment and services to perform to their full potential.

Full description

B2022 are looking for experienced Sport Competition Managers who are responsible for the planning and delivery of sport competition at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. These vital roles will involve coordinating and communicating the sport specific requirements to internal functional areas, ensuring that athletes, team officials and technical officials are provided with the correct environment and services to perform to their full potential.

The sport areas we need to hire for are:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • 3x3 Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Judo and Wrestling
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Netball
  • Squash
  • Triathlon
  • Weightlifting

Requirements

  • Lead on the Sport Competition operational planning for your sport, ensuring that the competition is organised and conducted in accordance with International Federation (IF) rules and regulations
  • Manage the development of each sport specific delivery plan, sourcing the required sport specific technical information and providing it to Games Functional Areas
  • Actively contribute to venue and operational planning to ensure sport specific technical elements are effectively integrated into Games wide planning
  • Ensure the Field of Play (FoP) for your sport is designed and delivered in line with the required technical and competition standards of the International Federation
  • Manage the operation of the competition field of play, athlete warm-up and preparation areas at the competition venue and designated training venues
  • Foster relationships and communicate regularly with key stakeholders which include the International Federation and the associated National Governing Bodies
  • Work closely with the relevant English/UK Governing Bodies on the appointment and development of National Technical Officials
  • Recruit, manage, train and deploy a large team of sport volunteers who contribute to the delivery of the competition
  • Support the development and implementation of key sport competition elements including the competition schedule, International Federation visits and operational policies
  • Support the completion of relevant sport competition milestones and project plans and related reporting, in line with the Games wide project plan
  • Contribute to the development and finalisation of the Detailed Competition and Activity Schedule (DCAS), in relation to identified sport specific competition elements
  • Co-ordinate the delivery of the official timing, scoring and results systems for the sport, in conjunction with the Technology Functional area

Skills & Experience Required

Essential

  • Previous experience working in a Sport Competition environment in one of the above sports
  • Detailed knowledge of the International rules and regulations for one of the above sports
  • An understanding of sport specific programming
  • Experience in recruiting, training and managing a volunteer workforce
  • Prior experience working in a project management capacity in a high profile sporting environment (experience in a multi-sport environment would be preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience of working in partnership with managers and external stakeholders (including National and/or International Sport Federations), having a high degree of autonomy, influence and negotiation experience
  • Operational Planning and Logistics experience

Desirable

Previous experience in a sport competition role at a major event

  • Previous experience of working with Para Sports (where relevant)
  • Knowledge of the Commonwealth Games
  • Knowledge of sport competition requirements and relevant integration into a multi-sport Games environment

Due to the volume of positions and the complexity of aligning candidates to the correct sport area we expect the shortlisting process to take up to 8 weeks for some positions. Please be patient while we work through this process and all candidates will receive email confirmation of the receipt of their application and also of any decision as soon as it is made.

This position is subject to a Basic criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please note that this role is not capable of sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system

Please ensure you include the role and sport(s) you wish to be considered for in the subject.

Birmingham 2022 is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities.

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. For more information or to download a guaranteed interview scheme form to include with your application please see the B2022 Get Involved/jobs page on the B2022 website.

On occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

We take your data privacy seriously. Before sending your application please review our applicant privacy notice which explains how we use your personal data. (Please see the B2022 Get Involved/Jobs page on the B2022 website to download the applicant privacy notice.)

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