Competition Officer - Track, Cycle & Speedway
Why British Cycling?
Whether it’s winning gold medals at Olympic and Paralympic Games, inspiring millions to get on their bikes or campaigning on behalf of our 150,000 members, at British Cycling we are leading our sport and inspiring our communities – with bold ambitions to further grow and diversify in the years ahead.
Set within modern offices at Manchester’s National Cycling Centre, the unique benefits of working for British Cycling include a flexible working environment, 33 days of annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays), Cycle to Work Scheme, Childcare Voucher Scheme, Group Pension Plan, free parking, access to world-class facilities and much more.
We have an exciting opportunity for the right person to join us as the Competition Officer for Track, Cycle Speedway, Closed Circuit and Para-Cycling.
In this role of Competition Officer, you will:
- Coordinate, consolidate and develop the cycle sport calendar to support the competition pathway, enhancing standards and embedding best practice.
- Facilitate and guide allocated discipline specific commissions, review pathways and technical regulations, identify opportunities for future development and provide recommendations for change.
- Provide support and discipline expertise into other department work strands including the development of education and training resources, risk management and the delivery team.
- Lead and co-ordinate key projects, linked to the relevant cycle sport discipline/s, to support the continuous development of the discipline/s. Where appropriate improve connectivity with the regional delivery team and align priorities with wider strategic objectives.
- Support the team to produce generic and discipline specific data for analysis to help shape future development of the sport
- Create and maintain systematic processes to improve efficiency and sustainability across areas of responsibility
- Drive standards by supporting an appropriate discipline plan that links to the wider British Cycling strategy.
- Ensure all work strands and projects are compliant with the organisation’s equality policy and commitment to inclusivity and that its values are embedded into all work streams and the actions / behaviours of the team
What you’ll need
- Qualified to NVQ level 3 or equivalent compensatory work experience and experience of working within sport development or administration/governance in a volunteer-led environment.
- Excellent understanding of the domestic cycle sport structure and competition pathway.
- Strong influencing skills and high-level customer services skills able to communicate across different audiences/stakeholder groups.
- Highly organised with strong IT skills and excellent prioritisation skills.
- Able to work under pressure and problem-solve effectively.
- Can do approach, flexible and positive in outlook.
What do we offer?
As well as a great starting salary you will be included in the company pension plan and benefit from 23 days holiday. We also offer free parking, annual social events, an opportunity to apply for the cycle to work scheme, company perks and discount schemes.
You’ll build and sustain strong effective working relationships at all levels across British Cycling. You’ll identify areas for development and develop potential recommendations overcoming barriers and developing relationships. In return for delivering consistent results, you’ll receive the opportunity to learn and develop, as well as exciting opportunities to broaden your role and potentially move around the organisation.
What you need is:
We are keen to hear from candidates with knowledge of cycling and/or sport and associated physical activity delivery. Candidates should be aware of the current developments in cycling in terms of participation in both formal and informal settings and possess a strong understanding of the evolving inclusion & diversity landscape across the sports sector. An ability to manage and co-ordinate projects will be required for the role and we hope to hear from candidates that have experience in this area.
This is a profession which is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check will be required.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, race, colour, sex, marital status, religion, ethnic origin, nationality, disability, or sexual orientation. Any appointment will be made on merit alone.
For more information on British Cycling please visit the following page www.britishcycling.org.uk.