The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport wishes to appoint a new Board Member to The Birmingham Organising Committee for the 2022 Commonwealth Games (“the OC”).
On 21 December 2017 the Commonwealth Games Federation awarded the hosting rights for the 2022 Games to Birmingham. The OC has the ultimate responsibility for the planning and delivery of the Games in coordination with its Games partners, namely, The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Commonwealth Games England, Birmingham City Council and the West Midlands Combined Authority.
Birmingham 2022 will be the biggest sporting and cultural event ever to be held in the West Midlands. Across eleven days, athletes in 19 different sports will compete in front of over a million spectators and a global TV audience of 1.5 billion. The Games is about much more than 11 days of sport – we want to leave a lasting legacy underpinned by the vision of a Games for Everyone that will bring people together, improve health and wellbeing, act as a catalyst for change, help the region to grow and put the region firmly on the map. Birmingham 2022 will also be at the heart of the economic, cultural and social renewal of the region post COVID.
The newly appointed Non-Executive Board Member will be a strong advocate for Birmingham and the West Midlands, be passionate about sport and the Commonwealth Games, and a champion of the vision of a Games for Everyone. The successful candidate will also be required to Chair the Athletes Advisory sub-committee of the Board.
The OC Board comprises of members with a mix of skills and all candidates must demonstrate in their applications how they meet the following essential criteria;
- The ability to provide strategic leadership and to act as an unbiased, objective and impartial member of the Board, ensuring that all decisions are taken in the best, long term interests of the OC, Commonwealth Games and their stakeholders.
- Political sensitivity and understanding, with the ability to secure the confidence of those around them, and to build highly effective, influential and collaborative relationships with national, regional and local government.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills with the ability to influence and offer advice and guidance to the Chief Executive and other Senior Executive team members of the OC.
- The ability to work in an environment with a high level of scrutiny.
How to apply
To apply, please send:
- a CV of not more than two sides of A4
- a supporting statement of not more than three sides of A4, providing examples and setting out how you meet the criteria
- the Monitoring Form concerning your personal information and political activity, and the Declaration of Interests Form.
Completed applications should be emailed to: email@example.com. Please put ‘Birmingham 2022 Organising Committee Board Member’ in the Subject line. Your application should be submitted by 12 noon on Friday 11 September.
If you have any questions about the appointments process, please contact Phil Hodges, Campaign Manager at DCMS (firstname.lastname@example.org 0207 211 2898).
If you would like to speak about the role itself, please contact Maria Alexandri (email@example.com), Head of Organising Committee Sponsorship in the Commonwealth Games Delivery Unit.