Glasgow

Head of Events

Job description          

Are you a world-leader in major events with demonstrable experience at a senior level who is ready to work for one of the world’s greatest events cities?

As one of Scotland’s largest charities, Glasgow Life is at the heart of transforming lives and communities in Glasgow and promoting our city to a global audience. Bursting with energy, passion and personality, Glasgow is Scotland’s cultural and sporting powerhouse and one of Europe’s most vibrant and dynamic centres.

We’re a UNESCO City of Music and currently the world’s number fifth ranked sports city. We’re home to world-class museums, arts spaces and a rich architectural heritage. Our outstanding events and festivals are recognised globally and we’re a first choice tourism destination, welcoming more than two million visitors every year.

Every day, Glasgow Life’s 3,000 passionate staff and volunteers provide the support, inspiration and opportunity for Glasgow’s citizens to access the services that matter most to them. Working across museums, the arts, music, sport, events, festivals, libraries, community facilities, and physical activity, learning and heritage programmes; the scale and reach of our activity makes a real and positive impact on the lives of Glasgow’s residents and creates unforgettable experiences for our visitors.

We are looking to recruit an exceptional Head of Events who can work with drive, passion and energy to promote the vision and values of Glasgow Life and its partners.

Over the last 20 years Glasgow, together with its partners, has built an enviable reputation for delivering world-class major events and intends to build on this reputation in the coming years.

You will be responsible for the largest local authority Events Team in the UK and will oversee the company’s events responsibilities including the delivery of the new Glasgow Events Strategy. You will be responsible for the planning, delivery and evaluation of a portfolio of major annual and one-off events as well as overseeing the funding and support of significant third-party organised events. You will also be responsible for the strategic planning and bidding for future major events through to 2030 in accordance with the Glasgow Events Strategy timeframe.

You will be leading a large and diverse team of knowledgeable, skilled and motivated colleagues and you’ll instil a high performance culture which will lead to the team continuing to deliver world-class events.

As well as being a leader in the field of major sports and cultural events, you’ll have significant experience within the operational and delivery aspects of major events, managing budgets and leading teams at a senior level. You’ll be able to demonstrate a strong track record of problem solving and using analytical skills to find creative solutions to operational challenges. Your people skills will be second to none and you’ll be comfortable managing relationships and communicating persuasively at director and board level, with elected members and with external organisations. A professional project management or event management qualification is desirable.

In return, we can offer you a role with scale, variety and complexity which is unparalleled within the events sector, as well as a range of generous employee benefits.

At Glasgow Life we value diversity and inclusion. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from people with protected characteristics who are currently under-represented in our organisation. How to apply For further information or to apply for this post please go to:
https://myjobscotland.gov.uk/organisations/glasgow/glasgow-life/jobs/head-events-164152

Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, Audio and other languages. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 0141 287 1054.
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