Events Manager, British Rowing

A bit about the role

You’ll be working to make sure that we deliver brilliant competitions and events for the rowing community. This is a pivotal role in the events team driving forward our strategy to serve our members.  You’ll be working with our incredible volunteer organising committees to ensure that our British Rowing Championships run smoothly as well as ensuring other promotional events for British Rowing are delivered to the highest standards.

There is a huge variety to rowing and your role will reflect that.  Across the year you could be involved in:

  • organising one of our on-water, side-by-side Championships on the lake in Nottingham;
  • pulling together a great awards occasion to recognise volunteers across the sport;
  • creating an incredible atmosphere in the velodrome at our Indoor Championships;
  • helping our sponsors pull off a great activation event; or,
  • adapting branding plans to battle the wind and waves at our Offshore Championships.

In 2022, you will also support the delivery of the World Rowing Coastal Championships and Beach Sprint Finals in Saundersfoot, Wales.  An ambitious aspiration has been set to be the world’s first rowing event to be ISO-certified as a sustainable event.

Reporting to the Director of Partnerships & Communications, you’ll be an important part of that team and will collaborate with staff and volunteers to help ensure that our events deliver as much as possible across different areas of the organisation.

We’re a small team and so we might also ask you to do other bits from time to time.

To find out more, read the full job description here.

A bit about you

You’ll be super organised and have an eye for detail with proven experience of delivering successful events. You’ll be comfortable building great working relationships with the CEO, volunteers, other team members and contractors making sure that everyone is coordinated.

You need to have a can-do attitude and be someone who will make things happen, even when the pressure is on. You’re not going to be sat on the sidelines – in an exciting year for the sport, you’ll be thrown straight in. You’ll be happy negotiating the best deal with contractors and making sure everything is delivered to the expected standard.

A bit about us

Our passion is rowing. We are the governing body for rowing, responsible for supporting grassroots rowing in England and getting the GB Rowing Team ready for the Olympics, Paralympics and other international competitions.

We are a membership organisation with 30,000 individual members and we are looking to support over 520 affiliated clubs and 220 affiliated events. We cover all types of rowing whether it’s on the river, in the gym (on a rowing machine) or even on the sea and so a key aim is to use our content to help engage the wider rowing community.

The GB Rowing Team has been hugely successful, topping the medal table at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games and delivering a world-leading eight gold and two bronze medals since rowing was introduced to the Paralympics in 2008. We have an inspiring group of elite athletes who are all engaged and passionate about promoting their sport.

What we offer

We offer a hybrid model of working with regular trips to our head office on the river in Hammersmith, London.  You’ll also need to travel nationally to help deliver our events. We offer a compensation package dependent on your experience but with a base salary of up to £30,000. As an employee, you would also get some great perks as part of the team at British Rowing including Employer’s pension contribution of 7.5%, 25 days holiday each year, Cycle to Work, eyecare vouchers and free staff kit.

Any other questions? Just drop us a line.

Get your application in

To apply for this role, please send us your CV alongside a covering letter and your portfolio to our Head of HR, Kasia Szkatulska. We’re going to close applications on 11 February but if you like the sound of the job please apply straight away as we reserve the right to close applications early.

Application Dates: From Friday 4th February 2022 to Friday 11th February 2022

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