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Sustainability Manager

2023 UCI Cycling World Championships

From 3 to 13 August 2023, the UCI Cycling World Championships will deliver one of the most important moments in the history of the sport, bringing the global cycling family together for the first time.

2 Aug 2022
Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the international federation for cycling, currently stages annual individual world championship events in each of its cycling disciplines (from Road and BMX Racing to Urban and Para Track Cycling) in different host cities around the world.

In 2023, the inaugural UCI Cycling World Championships (‘2023 UCI Cycling Worlds’) will bring together 13 UCI world championships from 7 different cycling disciplines in one unprecedented event for the first time ever, which will see thousands of the world’s best able bodied and para cyclists vying to be crowned world champion and win the prestigious ‘rainbow jersey’. The 2023 UCI Cycling Worlds is set to be the biggest cycling event ever to take place.

We seek a Sustainability Manager to work across our event delivery model with internal staff and external contractors (and supply chain) to lead and support the implementation and monitoring of our Environmental Sustainability and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) objectives and actions of the event.



  • Relevant qualification and/or professional experience gained from working on large scale projects in an equivalent role.
  • Substantial experience and proven track record of having worked across policy areas related to sport/culture in major events.
  • Experience of working within multiple stakeholder environment including facilitating, influencing and negotiating.
  • Experience of committee/group working and ideally within an event operational delivery environment working with multiple partners and supply chain contractors.


  • A good understanding of procedures required for Sustainable Event Management system conforming to ISO 20121:2012 standard.
  • Knowledge of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Awareness or current legislation in relation to EDI such as the Equalities Act and requirements for public events.
  • An understanding of Public Procurement procedures
  • Practical project experience related to co-ordinating and gathering data on areas such as carbon measurement, environmental impacts, EDI or related areas.
  • Knowledge and understanding of events industry, ideally within major sport and / or cultural events.
  • Understanding of Scotland’s Net Zero and Equality related policy frameworks and legislative processes.


  • Proven project co-ordination or project management methods working in events with multi-stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to manage multiple stakeholder relationships.
  • Ability to present information concisely across a wide spectrum of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage workload effectively working across multiple projects and venues with delivery partners and supply chain.
  • Ability to quickly acquire, assimilate and demonstrate knowledge on unfamiliar subjects.
  • Familiarity with a range of policy implementation and data gathering approaches (including qualitative and quantitative) and utilising insight to evidence policy impacts.
  • Competent IT skills (Microsoft Office).

For more information, please see the full job description by clicking here

How to Apply:

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By applying for this position through VisitScotland’s recruitment site, you note that as part of the recruitment process, your CV and covering letter and any personal data contained therein may be shared with the following third parties for the purposes of reviewing, sifting, shortlisting and interviewing candidates: Scottish Government, UK Sport, British Cycling, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life and sportscotland. All third parties are required to take appropriate security and organisational measures to protect your personal information in line with data protection legislation and our policies. We do not allow third-parties to use your personal data for their own purposes. We only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions. For more information, please see VisitScotland’s privacy notice on its recruitment site.

Please note, HR support for 2023 Cycling Worlds Ltd, including recruitment activity is provided by VisitScotland Human Resources Team.

Additional Information

Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Job Type
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)

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