Sport Competition Manager, Glasgow 2018

By iSportconnect | September 7, 2016

Location: Hammersmith, allergy London

Closing Date: 20th September


The Sport Competition Manager is responsible for leading on the planning, try organising, management of the sport competition and related services across the 2018 European Rowing Championships, working in conjunction with the Race and Event Manager to ensure this is delivered in line with FISA and ERCM regulations and the project plan for Glasgow 2018. 


  • – Manage operational planning for the sport competition of the Championships, alongside the Race Director and Event Manager, ensuring that the competition is organised and conducted in accordance with FISA rules and regulations
  • – Manage the planning of the operations of the competition, Rowing Course, Athlete warm-up and preparation areas at the venue.
  • – Lead on the development and finalisation of the competition schedule, in relation to sport specific competition elements.
  • – Co-ordinate the delivery of the official timing, scoring and results systems for the Championships, in conjunction with the official timing, results and data provider.
  • – Produce all sport documentation required to support the delivery of the event.
  • – Provide regular updates, reports and communications to FISA on the progress of planning.
  • – Lead on the preparation of the sport component of the Team Handbook and Technical Handbook and other relevant publications and operational documents.
  • – In conjunction with the Venue Team, confirm all infrastructure, layout and sport equipment required for the venue and support procurement processes and installation and management during the Championships.
  • – Provide sport specific input and requirements into the venue planning and operations.
  • – In consultation with Race Director, support the appointment of Technical Officials and selection of Workforce and volunteers required to deliver the Championships.
  • – Undertake such duties as may be required from time-to-time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the post and the needs of the Championships.
  • – Co-ordinate the medical and anti-doping programme requirements for the Championships, in conjunction with FISA and UKAD in accordance with WADA regulations, and the wider the Glasgow 2018 central team
  • – As appropriate manage elements of the budget as agreed at the Sport Working Group
  • – Work with Venue Environmental Officer in relation to FISA requirements in the planning and during competition
  • – Act as the key Sport Specific contact to provide advice and support in the development of centrally services such as; Sport Presentation, Broadcast, Protocol, Accommodation, Accreditation, Transport etc.
  • – Act as the key contact with British Rowing and Scottish Rowing in relation to shared requirements.
  • – Work closely with the Venue Management at Strathclyde Country Park team in relation to the delivery of sport competition requirements.

This list is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive, as there may be other reasonable duties and requirements associated with the post, which British Rowing may call upon the post-holder to perform from time to time 

Person Specification 


  • – A good working knowledge of Sport competition, operations and logistics to effectively deliver all sport specific competition elements.
  • – Experience of working with volunteers in the delivery of Rowing or other Sporting events.
  • – Project management skills and experience within the sport and event sector, involving budgets, project planning and complex operations.
  • – Experience of working with varied partners and stakeholders.
  • – Excellent communication, diplomatic and inter-personal skills across a variety of forms of communication.
  • – Strong organisational skills; the ability to manage a project of scale, prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • – Flexible approach to work, resilient and able to work under pressure.
  • – Ability and willingness to undertake routine administrative tasks.
  • – Computer literate, with experience of Microsoft office software.


  • – Knowledge of the structure of British and Scottish Rowing and the wider UK Sporting landscape.
  • – Educated to degree level or equivalent relevant experience.
  • – Awareness of anti-doping and sport competition medical requirements.
  • – Ability to act on own initiative.
  • – Demonstrable ability to implement innovation to event delivery.
  • – Ability to communicate conversationally across one or two European languages would be beneficial.

Additional Information

Standard working hours are 9:00 to 17:00 although flexibility is required in order to ensure core objectives are achieved. National travel may be required. 

Equal Opportunities

British Rowing is committed to equal opportunities for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

How to Apply

Click HERE to apply