Colin Matheson's photoEvents Manager

Colin Matheson
Status: Employee
Club: MOR

Job Description

Appointed by: SOA President

Period of tenure: Permanent

Hours of work: 4 days per week

Place of work: Home working

Reporting to: SOA Chief Operating Officer, acting as Line Manager, and to SOA Operations Director

Overall Aim

To provide managerial and operational support for all major orienteering events in Scotland; to provide services that underpin the quality of orienteering events in Scotland; to undertake development activities in the form of events which promote and encourage participation in the sport of orienteering in accordance with the SOA Strategic Plan.

Specific duties and responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and working in close collaboration with the Operations Director and all development staff, the Events Manager will have the following responsibilities:
  • Support the Event Coordinator as Assistant Coordinator in all aspects of the organisation of the biennial Scottish 6-Days Festival of orienteering;
  • Liaise with the SOA Board over planning and bidding for other major events to be held in Scotland;
  • Coordinate and supervise the organisation of other major orienteering events in Scotland;
  • Lead on bids for external funding of major events;
  • Liaising with national and international bodies over major events;
  • Providing advice for event officials for all events in Scotland;
  • Lead on all aspects of land access for orienteering, including scoping out suitable areas, negotiations with land owners, environmental and wildlife compliance, sustainability of operations, attendance at land access meetings and community engagement;
  • Managing the SOA mapping programme, including acquisition and processing of appropriate spatial data sets, supporting clubs with their own mapping programmes, leading on bids for external funding for mapping and managing SOA’s map portfolio;
  • Ensure there are opportunities for casual participation through POCs (Permanent Orienteering Courses) and ROMP (Regular Orienteering Map Programme);
  • Liaise with the Education Officer to provide, where appropriate, the infrastructure for coach, athlete and other courses at Glenmore Lodge;
  • Liaise with the SOA Fixtures Secretary, clubs and British Orienteering over event level, scheduling and registration within the GB framework;
  • Carry out duties that the SOA Board might from time to time reasonably request, and attend Board meetings on occasions when the Chief Operating Officer is absent.

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