Senior Central Operations Manager (Fixed Term)

Favourite Glasgow
Ref no: GLA02521
Closes: Sunday, 13th August 2017
Published: Friday, 28th July 2017
Location: Commonwealth House, 32 Albion Street, Glasgow
Salary: £49,811.43 - £57,740.36 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Glasgow
Category: Managerial / Executive
Sub-category: Head of Department

Job Description

The Glasgow 2018 European Championships is a new multi-sport event which will be held in Glasgow and Berlin in the summer of 2018. More than 8000 athletes, officials and media are expected in Glasgow and Scotland with a potential television audience of more than one billion.

Funded jointly by the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council this new event will be organised in partnership with the international and national sports federations for each of the participating sports. The Glasgow 2018 European Championships will allow Glasgow and Scotland to continue to build on the economic, cultural and sporting legacy achieved by staging the Commonwealth Games in 2014.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Glasgow 2018 team and lead the Central Operations Functional Area. The successful applicant will lead the Workstreams responsible for the planning and delivery of Accreditation, Human Resources, Member Federation Relations, Travel & Accommodation, Transport and Workforce. They will be responsible for ensuring these important operations are planned and delivered to the desired level on time and on budget.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent leadership qualities including outstanding communications skills across a range of audiences. They will have proven operational experience of major events at international level.

This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the success of the inaugural edition of this exciting event as it makes its world sporting calendar debut.  

The successful candidate must be able to commit to evening and weekend working shortly before, and during, the Championships. Restrictions on annual leave will also be necessary in the summer of 2018.

The successful candidate will be based at Commonwealth House, 32 Albion Street, Glasgow.

If you are an employee of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life or one of the Council’s Arms Length External Organisations (ALEOs) and secure a role on the Championships your substantive grade and terms and conditions will be protected, however your current role may not be.

This is a fixed term opportunity up to 31 August 2018.

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