Cricket Ireland is the governing body for the game at both performance and participation levels throughout Ireland, representing the interests of both the men’s and women’s game. The future of Irish Cricket is incredibly bright following the performance of the our senior squads with significant wins against Test countries and qualification for all the major World Cups over the last 7 years.

This success has resulted in the rapid growth of the organisation and significant increase in turnover, through the maintenance of partnerships with the international federation ICC, with our Government partners north and south, and with blue-chip multi-nationals, such as RSA Insurance. At the same time, our growth in playing strength has attracted the best teams in the world to play in Ireland, with teams such as England, Australia, West Indies, India, South Africa, Bangladesh and Pakistan visiting these shores since 2007.

Cricket Ireland is seeking an event professional to ensure that our events, both domestic and international are planned and executed to the world-class standards that our stakeholders demand.

Based in our Dublin HQ, and reporting into the Head of Commercial, the successful candidate will have overall responsibility for the day-to-day running of Cricket Ireland’s event portfolio, putting to use relevant experience and proven communication skills.

The position offers a genuine opportunity for the successful candidate to help implement, deliver and evolve the smooth administrative running of Cricket Ireland to help ensure that we continue to be as successful off the field of play, as we are on it.

If this opportunity interests you, please email a CV and a covering letter addressed to Dennis Cousins, to info@cricketireland.ie . Please include “Events Manager” in the subject box of your email.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 22nd January

Should you be successful in making the short-list following this initial process, please note that interviews will take place week commencing Monday 27th January. The starting date for this role will be Monday 3rd March 2014.

 

Position Description – Events Manager

Reports to

Head of Commercial

Position Overview

Overall responsibility for the management and delivery of all home international matches and non-international matches and events.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Overall management of all domestic and international men’s and women’s home matches including national cups and Inter-Provincial competitions and other Cricket Ireland events, such as launches, AGM, ad-hoc events.
  2. Overall management including pre-event planning of the ICC T20 World Cup Qualification tournament which will take place in Ireland in July 2015.
  3. Liaison with host venues and/or local organising committees regarding all aspects of the events such as broadcasting, seating, hospitality, catering (VIP, player/official/public) security match regulations (in conjunction with the Cricket Operations Manager).
  4. Working closely with CI volunteers in all provinces to deliver first class events
  5. Prepare detailed event plans for international matches
  6. Responsible for submitting security plans and budgets to ICC ahead of I-Cup and WCL matches
  7. Appointment of team liaison managers for visiting international teams. This will include the selection of liaison officers, line management and payment of fees and expenses.
  8. Management of the income and expenditure budget for all events
  9. Liaison with CI Finance Dept regarding pre-event payments and post-event recharges/reconciliation/invoicing/credit control
  10. Working closely with Head of Commercial and Marketing Manager on delivery of all contracted benefits including the management of signage and branding rights, tickets and hospitality at events
  11. Responsibility for managing ticketing arrangements for all major home matches and coordinating allocations for overseas events in which Ireland participates
  12. Liaison with the Marketing and Membership Manager regarding seating numbers, tickets sales and ticket allocation for CI members and stakeholders
  13. Working closely with the Head of Commercial and Marketing Manager to proactively identify opportunities for adding value to commercial partners at events
  14. Liaison with the Marketing and Membership Manager regarding seating numbers, tickets sales and ticket allocation for CI members and stakeholders
  15. Liaison with the Marketing and Membership Manager regarding delivery of printed materials for matches and events eg. posters, tickets, publications, match brochures, scorecards etc
  16. Facilitating delivery of on-ground/in-venue requirements to key stakeholders eg. broadcasters, written media, internet providers, hospitality caterers, security personnel, merchandisers etc
  17. Form part of the CI Match Allocation Group who will make recommendations on venue selection to CI Board
  18. Management of Cricket Ireland VIP hospitality, including invitations, in-venue set-up, table-planning, VIP management
  19. Event support for CI Awards
  20. Other commercial activity deemed appropriate or reasonably within the remit of the role as decided by Head of Commercial
  21. The Event manager will be an integral part of the CI Commercial Dept. and will participate in regular commercial meetings, sponsor meetings and will work closer with other CI Departments

Skills and Experience

  • Be educated to degree or diploma level specialising in Event Management, or Recreation and Leisure Management, or Sports Management;
    • and/or demonstrate four years’ relevant experience in Event Management
  • Must be highly organised and be able to work under pressure, with the ability to multi-task when planning a range of projects and initiatives that must be delivered
  • Team building, negotiation skills and experience in working with volunteers is essential
  • Ideally, a knowledge or interest in cricket but not essential
  • Highly developed written, verbal, communication and relationship building skills
  • Experience in dealing with media organisations would be desirable
  • Experience in using social media for events would be an advantage
  • Excellent time management-skills are required with the ability to work on one’s own and be self-motivated
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of modern Microsoft IT and software packages including Office, Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Strong administrative skills; experience with database management
  • Must be prepared to work unsocial hours, including out of office hours and on weekends/bank-holidays

 

Position tenure:  Permanent and full-time

Position location: CI head office, Dublin, north-side

Remuneration: Competitive, with a Company Car

Annual leave: 25 days per annum

 

Interested applicants should send a CV and a covering letter at the least detailing compliance with the aforementioned skills and experience marked for the attention of Dennis Cousins, to info@cricketireland.ie . Please mark the subject box of your email “Events Manager”.

Closing Date for Applications Wednesday 22nd  January 2014.

Cricket Ireland is an equal opportunities employer