Championship Director (World Trampoline Championships)
Fixed Term Contract Dec 2021 - 31st Jan 2024
The Neighbourhoods Division is responsible for Birmingham’s Neighbourhood Advice, Neighbourhood Development, Cultural Development, Sport & Leisure, Community and Wellbeing Centres and Events. We operate a combined model of directly and externally managed services and these are delivered through various forms such as partnerships, community infrastructure, contracts with external parties, commissioned delivery etc.
Birmingham City Council will be hosting the 23rd FIG Trampolining, Tumbling and DMT Gymnastic World Championships in November 2023 at Utilita Arena, Birmingham. BCC alongside its key partners British Gymnastics and UK Sport are looking to recruit a Championship Director to shape and deliver this major international sporting event.
The Championship Director will have overall responsibility for the management and operational delivery of the Championships, leading and inspiring the LOC with a clear vision and strategy to ensure the Championships deliver on its mission of taking the Championships to new heights.
Understanding of working within a sports governance framework and experienced in stakeholder management, the successful candidate will be responsible for the event budget, operational delivery and project management of the Championships.
The candidate will have previous experience of running a major sports event and be committed and passionate in their mission to ensure Birmingham is a world class host and gains maximum benefit and legacy from the Championships.
This is a fixed term position from December 2021 – January 2024
In this role you will take responsibility for the organisation and delivery of the 2023 World Trampoline Championships. You will have a proven leadership record, be confident in representing the City as the public face of the event, with excellent communication and inter-personal skills.
You will have experience of developing, recruiting and managing a workforce and overseeing the operational planning and management of the Championships and be conversant with health and safety legislation.
You will be a skilled decision maker, used to working under pressure, be able to balance operational delivery and budgetary responsibility and have a strong commercial acumen that can deliver the events targeted revenue streams.
This role requires an appreciation of stakeholder management and the ability to communicate with a wide variety of people including those within the political arena and those from overseas.
You will have previous experience of leading or working within a LOC management structure at major sports event level and extensive operational management experience including relevant Health & Safety legislation.
You will have effective people management skills and have the ability to motivate and line manage a senior support team and wider event workforce. You will also have a proven ability to collaborate at all levels.
You must have high level influencing, problem solving and risk management skills at a strategic and operational level. You will also have financial acumen with an ability to manage budgets and drive commercial revenue and a good understanding of governance best practice.
Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.
For informal enquires please contact: Garry Peal, Events Commissioning Manager; Tel: 07766 925 323; E-mail: email@example.com
We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.
Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead.
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