Championships Director - World Athletics Indoor Championships 2024 (Temporary)

Glasgow Life
£55,149 - £63,869
Location: Albion Street, Glasgow, G1 1LH
Ref: GLA08821
Contract and Hours – Fixed Term until June 2024 working 35 hours per week

Glasgow has been unveiled as the host city for the World Athletics Indoor Championships 2024 (WAIC24) at the Emirates Arena. At Glasgow Life, we are delighted to be an event partner and are now looking for an exceptional Championships Director to bring our vision to life on this world stage and lead event delivery.

Glasgow has a prestigious track record for events, from hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and the inaugural European Championships in 2018 to the European Athletics Indoor Championships 2019, and now we’re preparing to stage the inaugural UCI Cycling World Championships next year. The city has the largest sporting infrastructure in the UK, outside of London, and Europe’s premier indoor athletics arena. WAIC24 provides a fantastic platform to set a new benchmark in event hosting and build on our reputation for innovation, impact and legacy.

Establishing and leading the Local Organising Committee and reporting to the Event Steering Group, the Championships Director will work closely with event partners World Athletics, UK Athletics, Glasgow City Council, EventScotland, Scottish Government, UK Sport and Scottish Athletics in the delivery and activation of the event.

Working with the Head of Events, the postholder will be responsible for delivering the vision for the event on behalf of the city and partners and working with colleagues and stakeholders to harness Glasgow’s unique sporting and events ecosystem to drive lasting impacts and legacy for the city, country and sport.

To be considered for Championships Director, candidates must have: -

  • Senior level experience leading the strategic and operational delivery of major events
  • A successful track record in managing a multi-functional team to deliver major sporting events within a £multi-million budget
  • An ability to build strong relationships and manage requirements of a wide range of stakeholders, across all levels and international jurisdictions

We encourage applicants to review the role profile and personal specification for additional information.

Further information and applications

Important dates – The vacancy will close at midnight on 1st of July and provision date for interview will be w/c 18th of July.

At Glasgow Life we believe in the transformational power of the events and services we provide for the citizens and visitors of Glasgow, and if you want to be a part of it, we’d love to hear from you.

In return we can offer a generous holiday allowance of 29 days (rising to 34 days after 5 years), plus 6.5 public holidays.  You will also be eligible to join the Strathclyde pension fund, one of the largest local authority pension providers in the UK.  Additional staff benefits include staff discounts, annual leave purchase scheme, flexible retirement and family friendly policies.

Glasgow Life seeks to reflect the extraordinary diversity of our city at every level of our organisation and in our programmes. We strongly encourage suitably qualified applications from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Glasgow Life. To find out more about our commitment to equality and diversity visit apply for this vacancy online please visit

Closing date is 11.59pm on 1st July 2022.


Date published: 06 June 2022
Date updated: 06 June 2022


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