England Competitions Delivery Manager
England Athletics is the membership and development body for athletics and running in England. We work in partnership with the wider athletics family, especially our member clubs and bodies, UK Athletics, Sport England & commercial partners, to grow opportunities for everyone to experience our sport and to enable them to reach their full potential. England Athletics also provides national level competition and is responsible for athlete development beneath world class performance level.
England Athletics is a membership organisation with c1,670 member clubs/bodies and c154,000 registered athletes, which exists to provide services and support to its members and to promote and deliver athletics and running activities across all ages, event disciplines, ability levels and aspirations. There are also more than 7m who run each month in England, 2,000 licensed road races and 163,000 active RunTogether participants operating in more than 2,999 groups.
We want to inspire more athletes and runners of all abilities and backgrounds to fulfil their potential and to have a lifelong love of the sport. It’s our vision for athletics to become an inclusive sport where everyone belongs and can flourish. We want every participant involved in our sport, whether they are an athlete, runner, coach, official, leader, volunteer, facility operator, parent or guardian to see and experience first-hand the guiding principles that continue to drive our work – including putting the athlete and runner first, encouraging high standards and ethical success across all aspects of our work, enhancing experiences and working together in partnership not in isolation.
With the current postholder retiring in the summer of 2022 and to ensure a smooth handover, England Athletics is looking for an England Competitions Delivery Manager who will be part of the Coaching and Athlete Development team which is responsible for managing key activities, specifically EA’s athlete/talent development activity implementation and with a specific focus in managing the talent ID/Development pathway from grassroots to pre-world class level (including Commonwealth Games).
The postholder will coordinate all England Athletics national age group and senior competitions and to help inform our international representative team strategy and activities under the direction of the Head of Coaching & Athlete Development and work with the Event Group Leads and other team colleagues such as the Major Events Manager. The post holder will have primary responsibility to lead the operational and logistics planning for all annual England Athletics National Competitions including the indoor and outdoor track and field competition programme across age group and senior events throughout the calendar year and to act as England’s representative on the UK Anti-Doping Advisory Group as EA's Clean Athletics lead officer.
We are looking for an individual with excellent project management skills. Previous experience of event management and liaising with volunteers and contractors is essential. Knowledge of organising athletics competitions and national events would be an advantage. The individual should have experience of managing budgetary spend for projects/events.
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The closing date for applications is midnight on Friday 26 November 2021. Interviews will be held on w/c 6 December 2021.
England Athletics is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief.