Planning Lead – British Cycling

If you’re a confident and experienced marketeer with awesome organisational skills, this could be the new challenge you’re looking for. We are recruiting for a planning lead to cover a period of maternity leave, with plenty going on at British Cycling that you will be at the heart of.

With eight cycling disciplines and lots of moving parts we’re after a safe pair of hands who will be able to get up to speed during what will be a busy (and exciting) summer. Riding bikes is a year-round activity though, so there will be plans for you to create and activate as the seasons change and we continue to lead the sport and inspire our communities.

Tell me more

If you’ve ever worked agency-side, think of this as a production role with a strong creative twist. This means that as well as overseeing how our campaign roadmap unfolds in order to best deliver on strategic objectives, you’ll be getting stuck in to work with colleagues from content, commercial, comms and marketing to turn briefs into hard-working activations.

As such we’re after a brilliant collaborator with experience of working in dynamic environments. You’ll need to be able to zoom out and see the bigger picture, while being happy to closely critique briefs and creative assets in order to provide clear guidance and maintain brand integrity.

You don’t need to cycle regularly to apply, but an appreciation of the power of the bike and what it can help us to achieve would of course be a powerful ally. 

All we need from you is…

  • Strong project management and organisational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple ongoing projects and prioritise tasks
  • Ability to think strategically and plan high profile multi-channel campaigns
  • A positive can-do attitude, capable of winning trust and selling ideas
  • Proven experience of working in a professional role within a fast-paced and wide-ranging environment
  • A passion and interest in sport/cycling
  • Demonstrable experience of working with brand guidelines
  • Excellent attention to detail required
  • Digitally aware, with a current knowledge of trends and tools
  • Educated to degree level, or equivalent relevant qualification

To apply, please complete the online application form.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, race, colour, sex, marital status, religion, ethnic origin, nationality, disability or sexual orientation.  Any appointment will be made on merit alone.  For more information on British Cycling please visit the following page www.britishcycling.org.uk

National Federations Liaison – Glasgow 2023

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

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

  • 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.


Skills

  • 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

To apply for this role, please click ‘Apply Now’ and begin the application process.

By applying for this position through VisitScotland’s recruitment site, you note that as part of the recruitment process, your CV and covering letter and any personal data contained therein may be shared with the following third parties for the purposes of reviewing, sifting, shortlisting and interviewing candidates: Scottish Government, UK Sport, British Cycling, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life and sportscotland.

All third parties are required to take appropriate security and organisational measures to protect your personal information in line with data protection legislation and our policies. We do not allow third-parties to use your personal data for their own purposes. We only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions. For more information, please see VisitScotland’s privacy notice on its recruitment site.

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

Accreditation Manager – 2023 Cycling World Champs

Description

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.

Working in the Operations Directorate and reporting directly to the Central Services Manager, the post-holder will lead in all aspects of accreditation planning and delivery to meet the needs of athletes, officials, dignitaries, guests, UCI, sponsors, media, and broadcaster together with workforce and volunteers.

The successful candidate will have previous experience of managing the full accreditation process at major events and will be able to demonstrate excellent attention to detail and communication skills.

This role provides an exciting opportunity to be involved in shaping and implementing the delivery model for a ground-breaking event format. Sharing innovative thoughts and applying learnings from previous experience will allow the successful candidate to be instrumental in establishing a successful accreditation programme across all client groups and venues.

For more information, please see the full job description by clicking here [LinkedIn users will need to click “Apply” to view the full job description. 

By applying for this position through VisitScotland’s recruitment site, you note that as part of the recruitment process, your CV and covering letter and any personal data contained therein may be shared with the following third parties for the purposes of reviewing, sifting, shortlisting and interviewing candidates: Scottish Government, UK Sport, British Cycling, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life and sportscotland.

All third parties are required to take appropriate security and organisational measures to protect your personal information in line with data protection legislation and our policies. We do not allow third-parties to use your personal data for their own purposes. We only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions. For more information, please see VisitScotland’s privacy notice on its recruitment site. 

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

Qualifications

Experience

• Proven experience in leading the development and management of Accreditation operations in international multi-sport events.
• Experience of working in a multi-stakeholder environment with several delivery partners
• Proven success of working within cross-functional teams to develop, implement and manage programmes.
• Experience of end-to-end contract management, performance tracking and issue resolution.
• Experience of project management, project management tools and software
• Good IT skills and experience with data management principles that will ensure precise and timely data input.

Knowledge

• Knowledge of LOC structures and the wider range of functional areas involved in major sports events.
• Detailed technical knowledge of event Accreditation Systems and requirements
• Knowledge of cycling events would be beneficial.

Skills

• High level of organisational skills and experience in managing multiple priorities simultaneously.
• A methodical and analytical approach to completing work, with excellent attention to details.
• Excellent negotiation and supplier management skills.
• Strong financial management, with a track record of working with complex budgets.
• 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 to build rapport whilst demonstrating strong leadership skills.
• Comfortable with the use of technology including databases and Client Management Systems.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to tailor communication style to diverse groups.
• Ability to identify project risks and issues, to propose creative solutions and escalate as appropriate

Work Locations: Glasgow Local Office 6th Floor 90 St Vincent Street Glasgow G2 5UB

Job: Managerial and Technical

Full/ PartTime: Full Time

Job Posting: May 19, 2022

Unposting Date: Jun 15, 2022

Senior Communications Lead – 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships

Description

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].  

Qualifications

Experience

•    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

•    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

Skills

•    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.