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Birmingham 2022 Seeking 100 New Recruits for Operations Team

Birmingham 2022 Seeking 100 New Recruits for Operations Team

The team delivering the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is set to expand further over the next few months, with the organisation currently seeking applicants for more than 100 new roles in the operations division.

Current vacancies include operations managers where candidates with previous experience in venue management, crowd management or front of house operations in sport, theatre, festival or conferencing are being sought and a staffing lead who has previous experience in HR or workforce roles and also has strong planning and scheduling skills.

There are also currently vacancies for venue operations managers, who will lead the different venues though the operational planning process and delivery of the games. Applicants for these roles need to have a strong record of successfully managing teams on large, complex projects.

Dominic Olliff, director of venues, who also worked on the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, the 2015 Rugby World Cup, London 2012 and various other major events around the world, said: “Our venue portfolio for Birmingham 2022 is extremely varied and it is one we are very proud of. We have a great mix of established venues like the NEC, Edgbaston Stadium and Coventry Stadium, plus we have fantastic greenfield venues which include four beautiful parks that we’ll be using for the road cycling events, lawn bowls and para lawn bowls, and the triathlon and para triathlon competitions.”

“We are also installing two temporary arenas for beach volleyball, basketball 3×3 and wheelchair basketball 3×3 at Smithfield in the heart of the host city, and we can’t wait to see that site come together. Now is a really great time to join the team as with nine months to go, the countdown has well and truly begun. We have lots of exciting positions starting to be recruited for and we are now fully focused on delivering a truly exciting edition of the games.”

The sports team, which already has nearly 60 members, including three apprentices and 19 assistant sport competition managers, who joined the team to support and learn from the sport competition managers recruited earlier in the year, is now seeking a technical operations manager for each sport and discipline on the programme.

Four of these roles – the technical operations managers for diving, athletics and Para athletics, swimming and Para swimming and boxing – are due to begin in the next few weeks, with successful candidates for the other sports all due to start in 2022.

Candidates need to be passionate and knowledgeable about their sport and the equivalent Para sport (where appropriate), have previously worked in the sport at a national or international level, and have experience of training and managing volunteers.

Road events services managers are other vacancies the team is looking to fill immediately, with the successful applicant for that role due to start in 2021 too.  Candidates for this role will need to have experience in recruiting, training and managing large numbers of volunteers, plus a knowledge of sport, event management and operations would also be useful.

The sports team is led by Birmingham 2022’s director of sport, Matt Kidson, who has been working on the games for three years. He said: “We are excited to be expanding the sports team over the next few months and we have some fantastic roles currently available and coming soon. We have put together a really great team where we have the perfect mix of experienced professionals and those just starting their careers in sport, with everyone working towards the common goal of delivering 286 fantastic sessions of sport at Birmingham 2022.”

The Birmingham 2022 team is based in Brindley Place in Birmingham, in the heart of the host city. The headquarters for the team has been completely transformed in order to accommodate the hundreds of staff members who are now working on delivering the biggest event that has ever been held in the West Midlands region.

More information about these specific roles, including the application process, can be found here.


Steve Heap: 5th Nov 2021 09:10:00

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