Warwick Sport are looking for a highly motivated and well organised person to take on the role of Head of Delegation for the Corporate Games, taking place in Coventry from 4-7 July 2013.
The Corporate Games is the largest multi-sports corporate event in the UK. The University will be looking to take a delegation of competitors of up to 100 members of staff. The event covers 22 sports, from badminton to basketball, netball to softball and tennis to tenpin bowling. It includes some more adventurous sports such as dragon boat racing, long distance swimming and karting. Golf will be a featured sport as will three classes of soccer - 11s, 6s and 5-a-side. Athletes compete for medals and corporate awards.
The voluntary role of Head of Delegation includes co-ordinating Warwick’s entry, liaising with the organisers, and being part of the team during the Games.
Download the job description to find out more.
The closing date for applications is Friday 1 March 2013.
Applicants should seek approval from their line manager or head of department before putting themselves forward. Successful applicants will be supported in negotiating release from some of their normal duties and / or time in lieu to undertake the role.
If you have any queries about the role, please contact James Ellis, Director of Sport Operations at j dot a dot ellis at warwick dot ac dot uk.
Warwick and the Games
Warwick’s involvement in the Games goes beyond entering teams; many of the sports competitions will be happening on campus, taking advantage of our great sporting facilities. In addition, Warwick Conferences are the official accommodation provider and the Students’ Union will be hosting the end of Games party.
Professor Nigel Thrift, Vice Chancellor, said:
I am delighted that the University of Warwick will be a significant part of the 2013 Corporate Games in Coventry. The Games will provide a wonderful opportunity for athletes from many large national companies to use the tremendous facilities at the University. We have significantly invested in our sports facilities over the past few years, resulting in Warwick being chosen and used by several teams as an Olympic training venue. This, coupled with our excellent on-campus accommodation and social facilities, makes it an ideal venue for the event; to welcome many visitors to the City of Coventry; and to build on the momentum of the nation’s enthusiasm and renewed interest in sport following the extremely successful Olympic Games."
Look out for more information over the next couple of months on how to get involved.