In 2023, the inaugural UCI Cycling World Championships will bring together 13 World Championships for different cycling disciplines in one unprecedented event for the first time ever which will see thousands of the world’s best cyclists vying to win the prestigious rainbow jersey.  2023 UCI Cycling Worlds Championships is set to be the biggest cycling event to ever take place in the world. 

However, the ambition for 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships is bigger than the event itself. The wider vision is to champion the unique power of the bike, not only delivering an innovative event but a wider programme that inspires the nation to ride bikes and to be a catalyst for change.

Scotland will become the true cycling capital of the world, with images broadcast worldwide showcasing the region to all corners of the globe, while hundreds of thousands of visitors will boost tourism. The event presents significant size, scale and complexity, and will be one of the biggest international sporting events to be hosted in the UK in the coming years. Set to be held over two weeks in August 2023, the World Championships will be staged every four years thereafter the summer prior to each Olympic Games. 

The Senior Communications Lead will join 2023 Cycling World Championships Ltd. in a fixed-term position. 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.

Reporting to Head of Marketing and Communications and working closely with the CEO, Chair and directors, the successful candidate will play a key strategic role in engaging media, stakeholders, influencers and the public, whilst at the same time anticipating and mitigating against any reputational risks arising from such a high profile event. 

A full job description outlining the responsibilities of the position and the terms can be found here [LinkedIn users will need to click ‘apply’ to view the job description].  



•    Educated to degree level and / or with relevant experience and some events experience. 
•    Alternatively, events, sports and / or cultural industry experience.
•    Experience of working with a range of partner organisations, particularly Government and public sector organisations, and of building and maintaining relationships


•    Knowledge of events, sport and cultural sector.
•    Knowledge of and interest in cycling and cyclesport desirable but not essential
•    Excellent working knowledge of relevant IT and software applications such as Microsoft Office – including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, website publishing tools and / or other software applications relevant to media monitoring and monitoring sentiment.
•    Excellent knowledge of and extensive contacts within UK media (print, broadcast and electronic), knowledge of international media is desirable
•    Experience of tracking and managing budgets


•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to present event concepts, ideas and proposals to small and large audiences in order to gain understanding, buy-in and support.
•    Excellent attention to detail.
•    Ability to prioritise and work under pressure.
•    Ability to work in a dynamic, flexible and continually changing environment and willingness to work as required.
•    Strong negotiations skills, with the ability to be persuasive and open minded, whilst remaining diplomatic in influencing key decisions and actions.
•    Politically and commercially astute, working within highly sensitive stakeholder environments.
•    Creative, with a nose for a good story.

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