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Commonwealth House 32 Albion Street Glasgow, G1 1LH
£23,689.03 - £25,555.41 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Description

Glasgow Life is looking for an Events Assistant to join the local organising committee (LOC) of the World Athletics Indoor Championships. You’ll join us on a full-time basis on a fixed term contract through to April 2024. As Events Assistant, you will be joining the LOC that leads on the planning and delivery of the World Athletics Indoor Championships 2024. This is an exciting opportunity to join the team in a key coordination position, supporting the Championships Director and wider team members across a variety of areas.
More about the Glasgow Life Events team
As Event Assistant, you will be joining our Events team which delivers high-profile events throughout the year. Celtic Connections, Glasgow Mela and the World Pipe Band Championships are staples of the city’s events calendar. On top of that, Glasgow is a top sporting city, staging major sporting events. In the coming years, the city will host the UCI Cycling World Championships and the World Athletics Indoor Championships. Events boost the city’s tourism economy and provide memorable moments for residents and visitors. They allow people to experience the benefits of culture and sport at all levels. 

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 
Working as part of the governance functional area, this role will be key in coordinating centralised processes and supporting the Championships Director a variety of delivery areas including Governance and Administration. This role would suit a candidate with experience in or interest of major event planning on an international level. The role will work across a variety of functional areas and will provide the opportunity for a passionate candidate to develop their skills in a range of areas within event planning. 
The candidate 
If you’re interested in joining us as Events Assistant you’ll need: 
To be able to manage and deliver high quality ae work across multiple projects.
Good administrative skills with proven experience
The ability to communicate across agencies, government and hierarchies at all levels.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

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 primary office is at Commonwealth House, 32 Albion Street, Glasgow. 

This role will follow a standard working pattern Monday-Friday (09:00-17:00), though there will be flexibility within this for out of regular hours work due to the ebb and flow of delivering a major international event. Your line manager will discuss and agree with you any out of hours work required.




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.
Important Dates: Closing date for applications is 25th June 2023 and interviews are provisionally scheduled for week commencing 3rd July 2023

Benefits at Glasgow Life 
We offer a generous holiday allowance of 30 days, rising to 35 days after 5 years, plus 6.5 public holidays (for full-time roles). You’ll also be eligible to join the Strathclyde Pension Fund, which pays 19.3% employer contribution and is one of the largest local authority pension providers in the UK. Additional benefits include staff discounts, cycle to work scheme, option to buy annual leave, flexible retirement as well as family-friendly policies.

This post is temporary from July 2023 - April 2024.

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 substanstive grade within the council family.

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

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