The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the international federation for cycling, currently stages annual individual world championship events in each of its cycling disciplines (from Road and BMX Racing to Urban and Para Track Cycling) in different host cities around the world.

In 2023, the inaugural UCI Cycling World Championships (‘2023 UCI Cycling Worlds’) will bring together 13 UCI world championships from 7 different cycling disciplines in one unprecedented event for the first time ever, which will see thousands of the world’s best able bodied and para cyclists vying to be crowned world champion and win the prestigious ‘rainbow jersey’. The 2023 UCI Cycling Worlds is set to be the biggest cycling event ever to take place.

The National Federation Relations role will join 2023 Cycling Worlds Ltd in a fixed-term position through to October 2023. This is a unique chance to be part of something different that will enhance Scotland’s reputation on a global scale as the perfect stage for events.

With less than three years to go until the World Championships, we now seek an experienced event professional to join this policy-led project in its delivery phase.

Desired Skills and Experience


  • Previous experience working in a fast-paced project environment within the event sector, involving multiple areas of responsibility.
  • Experience of working with Athletes and Teams is preferred.
  • Experience of delivery of International Federation led sporting events is preferred.
  • Experience of working within a high-pressure environment, dealing with and responding to a variety of demanding clients and/or stakeholders.
  • Experience of venue operations planning and delivery at major events.
  • Experience of working across several projects with complex requirements simultaneously and delivering against deadlines.
  • Experience of budget management and performance reporting.
  • Experience of contract management, performance tracking and issue resolution.


  • Knowledge of LOC structures and the wider range of functional areas involved in major sports events.
  • A knowledge of National Cycling Federations and their performance / logistical operations is advantageous.
  • An understanding of cycling disciplines is advantageous
  • An understanding of the geography of Scotland and the various Local Authorities.
  • An understanding of UK public sector processes such as procurement.


  • Capacity to manage multiple functional areas simultaneously in an effective and efficient manner, meeting deadlines and objectives.
  • Ability to quickly create and maintain positive relationships
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to tailor communication style to different groups as appropriate.
  • Ability to successfully manage the demands of an evolving organisational structure; remaining flexible, resilient and positive through organisational growth and other challenges.
  • Highly collaborative, engages effectively with colleagues and takes the time to engage with team members.
  • Ability to identify project risks and issues, to propose creative solutions and escalate as appropriate.
  • An appreciation for different global cultures. Languages would be a bonus.

How to apply

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Please note, HR support for 2023 Cycling Worlds Ltd, including recruitment activity is provided by VisitScotland Human Resources Team.

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