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Join Team England for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games England’s (CGE) leads and manages the participation of Team England, who will be represented on the Gold Coast by more than 400 athletes across 18 sports, with a total expected team size of more than 600. Gold Coast 2018 will also showcase the largest ever Commonwealth Games para sport programme, with 7 different para disciplines integrated in to the competition schedule.

At the last Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, England topped the medal table with 174 medals. The challenge to our team in Australia will be significant and so creating the right support team is critical. 

We are recruiting for the below two roles to join CGE in early 2017. For further information on these positions, and details on how to apply, please click the relevant Job Description on the right hand side of this page.

 

Head of Media and Communications

The Head of Media & Communications will work with the CEO and Chef de Mission, as well as CGE’s agencies and advisers to manage all aspects of communications and public relations in the run up to both the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas, and the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

During Games, the Head of Media & Communications will be ‘on the ground’ and be the main point of contact for all media and communications-related activity. They will coordinate a Games Time team of press officers to maximise and optimise the promotion of Team England and its National Governing Bodies (NGBs).

The Head of Media & Communications will work closely with key staff that are already in place, and work with the CEO and Chef de Mission to:

  • Develop and manage the media and communications strategy of the organisation
  • Manage all CGE communications and viral marketing platforms
  • Management of CGEs key stakeholder and political engagement programme
  • Manage the media and stakeholder programme for the Queens Baton Relay
  • Manage the 2017 Bahamas Youth Games and Gold Coast 2018 Games media operations
  • Recruit, prepare and manage a team of press officers for the Gold Coast operation
  • Work with Non-Rights Media to understand Games Time requirements, and manage as appropriate
  • Work with key Games Delivery staff to coordinate, prepare and deliver a crisis management strategy for Games Time
  • Liaise closely with the press teams at each NGB and other key stakeholders and partners to ensure support and consistency of CGE messaging

Applications close Wednesday 4 January. Please click on the Job Description to the right of this page for further information on the role, and how to apply. 

 

Games Project Manager

The Games Project Manager will work closely with a number of CGE’s core Games Delivery Team to manage and deliver a number of key projects for both the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas, and the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Some of the projects and key responsibilities include:

  • Project planning across all Games Delivery areas
  • Work with the Operations Director to manage CGE’s kit supplier across a number of project areas
  • Work with each National Governing Body (NGBs) to understand Games Time NGB ticketing requirements, and manage CGE’s ticketing portal within the Gold Coast 2018 platform to procure and invoice for ticketing as required
  • In conjunction with key CGE stakeholders, Project Manage and deliver the English leg of the Queens Baton Relay
  • Manage CGE’s “City HQ” accommodation contracts, and plan, deliver and manage the Games Time operation for City HQ.
  • In conjunction with the CEO and Chairman, oversee and manage any Games Time adhoc events as required
  • Post Games, and in conjunction with CGE’s stakeholders, plan and deliver any Welcome Home Ceremonies or functions that may take place

Applications close Friday 6 January 2017. Please click on the Job Description to the right of this page for further information on the role, and how to apply.