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Commonwealth House 32 Albion Street Glasgow, G1 1LH
£33,403.25 - £38,695.60 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent, Temporary
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Description

Glasgow Life is looking for a Conventions Support Manager to join us on a full time, fixed term contract for a period up to 12 months (to cover Maternity Leave). As Conventions Support Manager you will be joining our in-demand Convention Bureau team. You will be part of a dedicated team which supports conference clients bringing their meetings and site visits to Glasgow.

More about our Tourism and Conventions team
As a Conventions Support Manager, you’ll be joining our Glasgow Life Tourism and Conventions team. Glasgow is recognised as one of the world’s leading business tourism destinations. Glasgow Convention Bureau, which is part of Glasgow Life, competes to bring conferences to the city. These conventions boost the local economy by millions of pounds each year. From the COP26 to the Royal College of Nursing Congress, Glasgow hosts conventions which tackle topics of global importance. Read more on our website.

About Glasgow Life
Glasgow Life is the charity which inspires people to lead richer, more active lives through culture and sport. Simply put, we believe that everyone deserves a great Glasgow life. We do this by delivering innovative cultural and sporting programmes and events which improve the mental, physical, and economic well-being of Glasgow. Glasgow Life also creates unforgettable experiences for tourists, strengthening the city’s visitor economy. We help put on world-class events, conferences and festivals which enhance Glasgow’s international reputation. Glasgow is the first city to be named European Capital of Sport twice sport and was also the first place in the UK to be named a UNESCO City of Music.

The role
As Conventions Support Manager, you’ll be an integral part of the team by planning and delivering excellent site visits for our clients, providing a range of city support to conference organisers and liaising with city venues and suppliers. This role is reporting to the Senior Conventions Support Manager and working alongside an established team.
The candidate
If you’re interested in joining us as a Conventions Support Manager, you’ll need:
• Degree/HNC/HND level qualification or equivalent experience (Essential)
• Strong organisational skills, experience of working in fast paced environments with numerous projects running simultaneously (Essential)
• Proven experience in working in a sales and delivery environment, supporting clients to deliver successful outcomes (Esssential)
• Be confident and highly motivated, with a professional approach to project management and delivering tasks to tight deadlines (Essential)
• Proficient in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook (Essential)

You can read the full person specification for this role under the ‘Job Attachments’ section.
Some of our roles are currently piloting hybrid working, with teams working between the office and home. Your line manager will agree these days with you. This balance enables you to continue much-needed collaborative working.

Our office at Commonwealth House, Albion Street has great links to public transport.

This role is usually working Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, and on occasion requiring evening or weekend work to host events or site visits.

We believe in the transformational power of the programmes and events we provide for the people and visitors of Glasgow. If you would like to be a part of what we do, we’d love to hear from you.

If offer is made to internal (Glasgow Life or Council Family) for Fixed Term roles, at the end of the temporary period, eligible employees, if agreed will have a right to return to a role at their substantive grade within the council family.

Important Dates - The vacancy closes on Sunday the 7th of January and interviews are provisionally scheduled for w/c 15th January.


Benefits at Glasgow Life
• A holiday allowance of 30 days plus 6.5 public holidays (for full-time roles).
• Discounted Glasgow Club membership and money off in our museum shops and online store
• Cycle-to-work scheme
• Family-friendly policies

Diversity matters at Glasgow Life
We're determined to reflect the extraordinary diversity of Glasgow in our workforce. Glasgow Life is on a journey to develop a workplace that reflects the communities we serve. Where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We're a Disability Confident and Carer Positive employer and invite candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Read more about our commitment to equality and diversity on our website.

Application Packs

Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, Audio and other languages. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 0141 287 1054.

Packs will be posted out to you within 3 working days of receiving your telephone request.

Please note the closing date of the job advert to ensure that you give yourself plenty of time to complete your application form and return it to us.

Further Information

For further information about working for us please refer to our website

  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer
  • Carer Positive Employer in Scotland - Engaged