Head of Membership – British Triathlon

British Triathlon is passionate about developing an environment that makes Britain the world’s leading triathlon nation, enabling success and increasing participation.

We’re looking for people that can bring skills and ambition to an inclusive, people-centred workplace, who are determined to create positive impact, and who value doing what’s right above doing what is expected.

As Head of Membership your will spearhead a sector leading membership programme which is on the verge of launching a refreshed proposition supported by creative marketing campaigns and new technology capacities. 

You will drive exceptional value for our customers and deliver innovative acquisition campaigns set against clear KPIs. 

We’re searching for someone who can lead a team, make a significant impact across the organisation and drive positive engagement with our consumers. You will possess:

  • A track record of leading and delivering membership or consumer engagement programmes
  • A strong understanding of retention and acquisition campaigns
  • An understand the commercial value of membership programmes and how to leverage growth and engagement
  • Have a passion for sport

Successful working relationships are key to any role. Our new Head of Membership will report into Director, Partnerships, Commercial & External Affairs. The successful candidate will be an integral and valued member of the Partnerships, Commercial & External Affairs team, and is likely to thrive through developing and maintaining close working relationships with marketing, digital and organisation wide outreach to drive the success of the membership programme.

You may already work in sport, the not-for-profit sector or in the commercial world, we don’t mind. You will need to possess a commercial acumen and be energised by what sport can achieve for our customers. 

Working in sport is a gift and this is a fantastic opportunity to lead on the growth and development of British Triathlon and our world of swim bike and run. 

The role will benefit from our successful hybrid working model, where Tuesday to Thursday all colleagues work from our Loughborough head office, providing a supportive, collaborative, and fun working environment, and flexible working on Mondays and Fridays.

British Triathlon offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • 25 days annual leave, increasing with length of service, enhanced with a flexible holiday buying scheme
  • A commitment to your development, with weekly and monthly time ringfenced for personal and collaborative learning and development
  • 2 days volunteer leave
  • Free and accessible parking outside the Loughborough head office
  • Pension scheme, life assurance scheme, and private medical insurance to care for you and your loved ones
  • Support for a healthy lifestyle, including discounted gym membership and a cycle to work scheme

British Triathlon is the National Governing Body for Triathlon, Duathlon and Aquathlon in Great Britain, responsible for matters such as the Great Britain Elite, Paratriathlon and Age-Group Teams, British and International events, Anti-Doping and International Representation. It is a Federation, whose members are the Home Nation’s Associations of Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland and Welsh Triathlon. 

The three Home Nation Associations are responsible for all aspects of triathlon in their respective countries, in particular providing opportunities for persons of all abilities to discover, enjoy and achieve in our unique sport in a safe and fun way. British Triathlon and the Home Nations all work collaboratively to support great experiences through swim, bike, run.

To apply

If you’re inspired and excited about working at British Triathlon, we’d love to hear from you. Please use the links below to access the full Job Description, alongside our application form and equality form. Please then send an email to hr@britishtriathlon.org with a covering letter explaining why you feel you are suitable for the role, together with your completed application form and equality form. Please quote the reference “Head of Membership”

Closing Date 11:45pm Sunday 28 August 2022

Interview Date To be confirmed, between 5-16 September

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Ben Cummings, Director, Partnerships & External Affairs at bencummings@britishtriathlon.org

British Triathlon is committed to creating an even more diverse and inclusive workforce that will bring different perspectives to our work, so if you think we’d benefit from your relevant skills and experience, please do send in your application. Should you require assistance with the application process, please contact HR and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements. Details of our Equality and Diversity Policy can be found at britishtriathlon.org/about-us/governance/policy-documents.

Bid For World Triathlon Championship Series, World Cups, Para Triathlon And Multisport In 2023 And Championship Finals In 2024 & 2025

World Triathlon is pleased to announce that is now welcoming bids for the 2024 and 2025 World Triathlon Championship Finals, the 2024 and 2025 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships and the 2025 World Triathlon Multisport Championships. Applications are also open for cities bidding to host a World Triathlon Championship SeriesWorld Triathlon CupWorld Triathlon Para triathlon eventsWorld Triathlon Multisport Cup or World Triathlon Winter Championships & Cup, all of them in 2023.

World Triathlon Championship Finals 2024 & 2025

Host Cities, with the endorsement of their respective National Federation, can now bid to host a World Triathlon Championship Finals in 2024 or 2025, the crown jewel of World Triathlon’s annual calendar. Previous hosts have included such cities as London, Budapest, Beijing, Auckland, Chicago, Gold Coast, Lausanne or Edmonton, with the next ones planned in Abu Dhabi in 2022 and Pontevedra in 2023.

The World Triathlon Championship Finals Host City will also welcome the annual World Triathlon Congress with delegates from up to 167 countries, making decisions on the future of the sport. The World Triathlon Championship Finals Host City can expect to attract an audience of millions of people from around the world. This includes international TV distribution of the live coverage, international mainstream TV and print media distribution, full coverage on Triathlonlive.tv and extensive social media presence.

Bids for the Championship Finals ’24 & ’25 have to be submitted before 30 August 2022, with the announcement of the Host Cities planned for 28 November 2022.

World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships 2024 & 2025

World Triathlon is also welcoming bids from Host Cities, with the endorsement of their respective National Federation, for a World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships in 2024 or 2025. The host of the inaugural edition of this event will be Montreal in June 2022.

The World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships creates an instant economic impact by bringing in a significant number of international tourists to the Host City, consisting of over 4,000 competitors, support teams, officials, family and friends. With the addition of local races, the number of competitors can exceed 8,000.

Bids for the Sprint & Relay Championships ’24 & ’25 have to be submitted before 30 August 2022, with the announcement of the Host Cities planned for 28 November 2022.

World Triathlon Multisport Championships 2025

World Triathlon is also welcoming bids for the 2025 edition of the World Triathlon Multisport Championships, a mega event that includes the World Triathlon Long Distance Championships; World Triathlon Duathlon Championships (Sprint and Standard); World Triathlon Cross Championships; World Triathlon Cross Duathlon Championships; World Triathlon Aquathlon Championships and World Triathlon Aquabike Championships.

The World Triathlon Multisport Championships are designed to provide a well organised event in all triathlon-related multisport disciplines, with a wide global reach and high-quality competitions for athletes.

Taking place over approximately 10 days, the World Triathlon Multisport Championships is more than just a sports competition for the athletes. It is also an important development opportunity from the grassroots to elite level, giving athletes from a wide range of Age-Groups the opportunity to race. The entire occasion is a visual spectacle designed to inspire and motivate, from the experienced to the newcomer. The estimated number of athletes participating at the championships is close to 4,500.

The deadline for presenting bids for the Multisport Championships ends on 30 August, with the selected city to be announced on 28 November, 2022.

2023 Season events

The World Triathlon Championship Series (WTCS) is the premier triathlon series and features the world’s best racing head-to-head in up to 10 races around the globe, including the flagship Championship Finals.

The World Triathlon Championship Series comprises Olympic Distance (1.5km swim, 40km bike and 10km run), Sprint Distance (750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run) and the new super-sprint format, and may include a Mixed Relay.

Elite triathletes now compete in these prestigious events in search of the World Triathlon Championship title. Since its launch in 2009, the profile of the World Triathlon Championship Series has grown rapidly, establishing itself as the pinnacle of Olympic and Sprint distance triathlon racing across the globe.

The hosting of Championship Series events offers cities opportunities to showcase their cities to millions of people via a live international television broadcast as well as to attract thousands of local, national and international guests and race participants. To date, annual on-site spectators for the Series events are upwards of 1 million.

The World Triathlon Cup competitions are the World Triathlon’s second-tier events, intended to provide a solid and professional base for triathletes pursuing entry to the World Triathlon Championship Series. These events are aligned with the World Triathlon Development programmes. They carry a substantial prize purse, have significant media, television and internet coverage and are also attractive for tourist destinations and major cities.

Cities hosting World Cup events can expect to attract an audience of millions of people around the world, including live internet streamings on Triathlonlive.tv and the distribution of features and interviews on all World Triathlon platforms, as well as international news distribution and international print media coverage.

The Para triathlon events open for bidding are the 2023 World Triathlon Para Series, the World Triathlon Para Cups and Continental Triathlon Para Cups.

Bids are also welcomed to host Multisport Cups in 2023. Following on from the success of the Multisport World Championships, the Multisport Cups will be held throughout the season, with events providing new opportunities for top Elite athletes to compete for prize money, as well as mass participation Age-Group races, in multisport disciplines outside of the standard and sprint-distance triathlons. To be considered to host such an event, organisers must offer two of the following events; Long Distance Triathlon (including Aquabike), Duathlon, Cross Triathlon, Cross Duathlon and Aquathlon.

For cities interested in hosting Winter events, bids are welcomed for the 2023 World Triathlon Winter Cups and Championships. Triathletes from all over the world will contest the winter sport over a 6km run, 12km mountain bike and 9.6km ski course.

Cities interested in hosting the 2023 World Championships, World Cup races and Para triathlon events in 2023 or Winter Triathlon events must submit their bid documents before 31 July, 2022. World Triathlon will review all candidatures and will announce the winning cities on 15 September 2022, after the approval of the Executive Board.

Bid documents:

– 2024 & 2025 World Triathlon Championship Finals
–  2024 & 2025 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships 
– 2025 World Triathlon Multisport Championships
– 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series
– 2023 World Triathlon Cup
– 2023 World Triathlon Para triathlon events
– 2023 World Triathlon Multisport Cup 
– 2023 World Triathlon Winter Championships & Cup

Digital Marketing Executive – PTO

About the job

Who We Are:

The Professional Triathletes Organisation seek to showcase the passion, talents and achievements of the worlds best professional Triathletes who strive to realise the highest levels of the sport and inspire all those who participate in triathlon.

We’re putting on the biggest events the sport has ever seen with our PTO Tour launched early this year hosting events in Canada, Slovakia and USA plus our celebrity ProAm in Los Angeles.

We’re looking for a Digital Marketing Executive to join our high performing marketing team to continue the growth of the organisation and the sports.

This is a unique opportunity to join a start-up that has attracted experience, talent and leadership from a wide variety of industries such as UFC, Uber, Meta, ATP, Sail GP and F1. You will have the freedom to truly lead and shape the future of a growing sport.

We are offering this role as a full time, London based role.

About you:

You are passionate about digital marketing, creative thinking, analysing numbers, and most of all triathlon. You want more than a few lines on your resume – you want to help build a company that changes the world of sport. This role will give you the opportunity to push your boundaries and find out what you’re capable of, to work with and learn from incredibly smart people, and, most of all, to enjoy the journey of helping to market a world-class events organisation.

The role:

  • Assist the marketing team in a variety of activities to support the growth of the PTO
  • Help on the execution of the PTO digital and paid media strategy
  • Support on the marketing plan, designed to maximise audience reach, engagement and grow the PTO brand and events
  • Assist in the daily communication with our performance marketing agency across paid social, PPC, programmatic display and other paid media channels
  • Support on the asset creation for marketing campaigns
  • Consistently test, learn, refine on creative and messaging to drive optimal performance in all channels
  • Provide the wider content and marketing team with metrics and analysis of digital campaign success always striving to use data to drive and improve successful content/marketing
  • Work hand in hand with our marketing executive to ensure consistent brand image across all channels

Your skills and experience:

  • Relevant degree in marketing or business
  • Have 2-3 years of experience in performance marketing either at an agency or in-house
  • Strong experience running paid acquisition campaigns, using social or search channels
  • A can do attitude and a willingness to manage multiple projects
  • Hands on experience producing campaign level reporting and reporting this back to peers
  • Be an analytical thinker with the ability to interpret data and create actionable insights
  • Possess an entrepreneurial flair with the ability to thrive in a fast paced environment

Main stakeholders:

  • Marketing Executive
  • Digital Product Manager
  • Performance marketing / audience growth agency

Top level terms:

  • Competitive annual salary
  • Enrolment onto employee share program