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Championships Director - World Athletics Indoor Championships 2024

World Athletics

Glasgow has the largest sporting infrastructure in the UK, outside of London, and Europe’s premier indoor athletics arena. WAIC24 provides a fantastic platform to set a new benchmark in event hosting and build on our reputation for innovation, impact and legacy.

Posted
6 Jun 2022
Status
Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Location
Scotland
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

Glasgow has been unveiled as the host city for the World Athletics Indoor Championships 2024 (WAIC24) at the Emirates Arena. At Glasgow Life, we are delighted to be an event partner and are now looking for an exceptional Championships Director to bring our vision to life on this world stage and lead event delivery.

Establishing and leading the Local Organising Committee and reporting to the Event Steering Group, the Championships Director will work closely with event partners World Athletics, UK Athletics, Glasgow City Council, EventScotland, Scottish Government, UK Sport and Scottish Athletics in the delivery and activation of the event.

Working with the Head of Events, the postholder will be responsible for delivering the vision for the event on behalf of the city and partners and working with colleagues and stakeholders to harness Glasgow’s unique sporting and events ecosystem to drive lasting impacts and legacy for the city, country and sport.

To be considered for Championships Director, candidates must have: -

  • Senior level experience leading the strategic and operational delivery of major events
  • A successful track record in managing a multi-functional team to deliver major sporting events within a £multi-million budget
  • An ability to build strong relationships and manage requirements of a wide range of stakeholders, across all levels and international jurisdictions

We encourage applicants to review the role profile and personal specification for additional information.

Contract and Hours – Fixed Term until June 2024 working 35 hours per week

Summary of the Job

The purpose of this role is to lead the planning and delivery of the World Athletics Indoor Championships 2024 (WAIC24) at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. Working directly to the Head of Events in Glasgow Life’s events team, the role will be responsible for delivering the vision for the event on behalf of the city and partners and working with colleagues and stakeholders to harness Glasgow’s unique sporting and events ecosystem to drive lasting impacts and legacy for the city, country and sport.

Main Responsibilities

  • Lead the delivery of WAIC24 working directly to the Head of Events, leading on event governance including reporting on the event to the Event Steering Group and Chair, working groups and chairing the Local Organising Committee.
  • Develop the organisational structure and workforce, working with Glasgow Life and UK Athletics colleagues to recruit staff and volunteers, in addition to Glasgow Life staff, to deliver and animate the city around the event.
  • Develop and implement an agreed Championships Operational Plan
  • Develop a creative and innovative approach to sports presentation, communications and operations to deliver a new benchmark in event experience that sells-out all sessions.
  • Line manage the functional area leads for the event, including developing and integrating a partnership approach with UK Athletics to harness their expertise and resources.
  • Oversee and report on the event budget to make key operational and financial decisions within agreed delegations, consulting with Head of Events and escalating to the Steering Group where necessary
  • Ensure commercial income targets are achieved through ticketing, sponsorship and additional income sources.
  • Establish a project management system, including setting and managing delivery of key project milestones, risk register and issues log to report to the Head of Events and Steering Group
  • Lead on the procurement of a range of services and suppliers
  • Develop a strategy to drive positive economic and wellbeing impacts and legacies through the event, in collaboration with partners and aligned to the World Plan for Athletics 2022- 2030
  • Work with the Head of Events and senior management team to plan and coordinate across the events portfolio to identify development, collaboration and resource sharing opportunities.This includes the UCI 2023 Cycling World Championships, as well as the annual sports and cultural events that Glasgow Life delivers and partners with.
  • Work with partners to develop methodology for measuring and reporting the impact and success of the event
  • Ensure the Championships are delivered to the Project Plan, Standards and Milestones set by World Athletics
  • Develop and nurture excellent working relationship with World Athletics, UK Athletics, EventScotland, Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council, UK Sport and other key stakeholders and influencers
  • Lead the delivery of WAIC24 working directly to the Head of Events, leading on event governance including reporting on the event to the Event Steering Group and Chair, working groups and chairing the Local Organising Committee.
  • Develop the organisational structure and workforce, working with Glasgow Life and UK Athletics colleagues to recruit staff and volunteers, in addition to Glasgow Life staff, to deliver and animate the city around the event.
  • Any other duties as required

How to Apply:

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Additional Information

Status
Contract - Fixed Term
Full Time
Job Type
Event Management
Team Operations & Logistics
Sport
Athletics
Salary information
£ 55,149 - 63,869

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