SweetSpot Group, the organisers of the Tour of Britain cycle race and other leading cycling events, are looking to recruit a dynamic, self-motivated person to join their busy technical department.

The role presents an exciting opportunity for somebody who is looking to work in the sports events industry for a leading UK company with a wide portfolio of major cycling activities.

Hospitality across SweetSpot’s three professional cycling events is growing due to the increasing interest in the sport, alongside the rising requirement for client and spectator engagement.

The role is a full-time position, based at SweetSpot’s office in Weybridge, Surrey, but also requires time and weekend work out of the office during the event season.

Key attributes

 Focus Areas

  • Project management of the hospitality delivery of SweetSpot events.
  • Working alongside the commercial team to deliver first class VIP experiences for stakeholders and paying guests.
  • Overall accountability for operational delivery, quality and satisfaction through the event calendar.
  • Liaise with suppliers to achieve excellent budget control.
  • Transform creative vision into reality.
  • Carry out research on potential hospitality enhancements.

Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Excellent IT and skills, including knowledge of MS Office (including Outlook, Excel and Word).

Previous Experience 

  • Knowledge and understanding of the sport sponsorship and events industry is desired, but not essential.
  • Knowledge of the cycling industry is advantageous, but not essential.

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent inter-personal skills and an open, consultative approach to working with colleagues, stakeholders and partners.
  • Excellent relationship management skills.
  • Strong organisational, budgetary and time management skills with a very high level of attention to detail.
  • Fast thinker / problem solver.
  • Decision maker.
  • Highly motivated, team player.
  • Creative, can-do mindset.
  • Ability to quickly generate credibility and confidence among peers, other colleagues and commercial partners.
  • Project management skills.

Remuneration

£23,500pa, including 20 days’ holiday (plus Christmas period).

Application process

Send a covering letter and CV to hospitality@thetour.co.uk using subject line ‘Hospitality Operations Manager’.

Applications close at 17:00 on Friday 30 November 2018. The successful application will be appointed by the end of January 2019.

Due to the expected number of applications, we cannot provide individual feedback on unsuccessful candidates.