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38 Albion Street Glasgow, G1 1LH
£28,570.33 - £32,352 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Description

Glasgow Life is looking for a Project Officer to join us on a 35 hour full time, fixed term contract until September 2025. As Project Officer you will be joining our in-demand Events Team. You will be part of a dedicated team which supports Glasgow Life Events.
More about our Events team
Glasgow Life is the strategic lead for events in the city. The team invests to attract, create and grow major cultural and sporting events. We deliver high-profile annual events, including the Merchant City Festival, Glasgow Mela, the World Pipe Band Championships and Glasgow's winter events. We also deliver one-off major events and programmes, most recently delivering the World Athletics Indoors Championships 2024, the inaugural 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships and European Capital of Sport 2023, with planning underway to host UEFA EURO 2028. Our team are the initial point of contact for events coming to the city. This includes working with local, national and international partners to maximise the economic, marketing and social benefits of events to the city. We aim to position and promote Glasgow as a world-leading event destination boosting the city’s tourism profile, while driving positive impacts and legacies for local communities.
About Glasgow Life
Glasgow Life is the charity which inspires people to lead richer, more active lives through culture and sport. Simply put, we believe that everyone deserves a great Glasgow life. We do this by delivering innovative cultural and sporting programmes and events which improve the mental, physical, and economic well-being of Glasgow. Glasgow Life also creates unforgettable experiences for tourists, strengthening the city’s visitor economy. We stage world-class events, conferences and festivals which enhance Glasgow’s international reputation. Glasgow is the first city to be named European Capital of Sport twice sport and was also the first place in the UK to be named a UNESCO City of Music.
The role
As a Project Officer, you’ll be an integral part of the team by and will work with the relevant Project Manager on the delivery of allocated aspects of a number of the company’s major events. Reporting to the Project Manager and working alongside an established team.
The candidate
If you’re interested in joining us as a Project Officer you’ll need:
• Educated to HNC/HND level in event management, or, employment experience in events sector
• Employment experience of the operational and delivery elements of major events/experience in cultural and/or sporting events
• Knowledge and understanding of the guidelines detailed within the HSE’s ‘The Event Safety Guide’
• Ability to communicate across agencies and hierarchies
• Experienced and able to use Microsoft Office software packages such as Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
• Accuracy and attention to detail
You can read the full person specification for this role under the ‘Job Attachments’ section.
Some of our roles are currently piloting hybrid working, with teams working between the office and home. Your line manager will agree these days with you. This balance enables you to continue much-needed collaborative working.
We believe in the transformational power of the programmes and events we provide for the people and visitors of Glasgow. If you would like to be a part of what we do, we’d love to hear from you. Our Commonwealth Office has great links to public transport/free parking/parking nearby.
This role is working Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, with the exception of event times.
We believe in the transformational power of the programmes and events we provide for the people and visitors of Glasgow. If you would like to be a part of what we do, we’d love to hear from you.
Important Dates: Closing date 7th July and interviews are provisionally scheduled for w/c 15th July
If offer is made to internal employee (Glasgow Life or Council Family), at the end of the temporary period, eligible employees, if agreed will have a right to return to a role at their substantive grade within the council family.
Benefits at Glasgow Life
• A holiday allowance of 30 days plus 6.5 public holidays (for full-time roles). This will rise to 35 days after 5 years
• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme – which pays 19.3% in employer contributions
• Discounted Glasgow Club membership and money off in our museum shops and online store
• Option to buy extra annual leave
• Cycle-to-work scheme
• Flexible retirement
• Family-friendly policies
Diversity matters at Glasgow Life
We're determined to reflect the extraordinary diversity of Glasgow in our workforce. Glasgow Life is on a journey to develop a workplace that reflects the communities we serve. Where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We're a Disability Confident and Carer Positive employer and invite candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Read more about our commitment to equality and diversity on our website.

Application Packs

Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, Audio and other languages. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 0141 287 1054.

Packs will be posted out to you within 3 working days of receiving your telephone request.

Please note the closing date of the job advert to ensure that you give yourself plenty of time to complete your application form and return it to us.

Further Information

For further information about working for us please refer to our website

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