Tournament Director - The PGA in England (Midlands)

Job Details

  • Place of work: The PGA
  • Position: Tournament Director
  • Region: The PGA in England (Midlands)
  • Date added: 12/09/2022
  • Closing Date: 30/09/2022
  • Email your CV

About Us:
Established in 1901, The PGA’s mission is to improve the personal and professional lives of its’ Members through its’ strategic principles of providing world class services, influencing and delivering through its Members and delivering exceptional prestige standards. The PGA is seeking to recruit a Tournament Director to effectively plan and deliver the Regional and County tournament schedules on a daily basis for Members throughout the Midland Region.

About Our People and our Culture:
Our values of being professional, respectful, supportive and acting with integrity are reflected in our people and at the heart of all we do. Our tradition and heritage are important as we embrace new ways of working. Some of our roles offer flexible ways of working and we are currently trialling hybrid working across many of our roles.

What We Offer:
Up to 25+ days annual leave and a holiday purchase scheme; Pension Scheme with a 5% Employer Contribution; A company car; Eligible for hybrid working; After a qualifying period access to our Private Medical Insurance, Group Income Protection Scheme, Life Assurance and Company Sick Pay Schemes; 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme for your mental, financial and physical wellbeing; Access to tailored learning opportunities though our bespoke platform; and a discount scheme offering savings on shopping, leisure and dining.

The Role:
To always act as an Ambassador of The PGA, promoting key organisational messages and always presenting the Association, PGA Members, Partners and Golf in a positive light.

To have overall responsibility for the following:

  • To support the Regional Manager in providing administration, management, promotion, scheduling and delivering all tournaments in the Region in line with PGA standards, company policy and tournament policies.
  • Conduct planning meetings/course inspections for each tournament. Record, distribute meeting minutes and reports.
  • Organise, administer and manage delivery on each tournament day.
  • Ensuring PGA obligations relating to tournament sponsors/partners are achieved against contract. Collate and post results, conduct prize-giving and all relevant presentations.
  • Manage all Press, Media & PR as agreed for the tournament, liaising with and co-ordinating the Regional Content Officer or Media team as appropriate.
  • Manage tournament support equipment.
  • Deploy the required tournament staff to ensure PGA and customer service standards are met and assuming responsibility for health and safety legislation, driving and working hours regulations.
  • Occasional driving of the tournament vehicles to and from events as and when required.
  • Responsible for the operation and maintenance of tournament management software (BlueGolf) and ensuring the accuracy of administrative and public facing information regarding tournaments.
  • Support the Regional Manager and office staff when not at tournaments.
  • Ensuring standard operating procedures are in place and followed for all tournament activity.
  • Ensuring all events are adequately budgeted for then delivered within those pre-agreed budgets.
  • Formulating accurate and relevant statistics relating to tournaments.
  • Telephone and digital communications with Members, Golf Clubs and Sponsors.
  • Play an active role in achieving Regional KPI’s designed to meet the PGA’s strategy in terms of Member engagement, Financial targets, Benevolence & Welfare, Communication and realising commercial and playing opportunities.

Role Requirements: Education/Qualifications/Key Competences/Personal Profile:
Previously involved (ideally to a similar level) in running golf tournaments; expert knowledge of the game and structure of golf; passed or willing to pass PGA and R&A Rules exams; competent, knowledgeable player of golf; excellent IT skills; experience of database management (BlueGolf); excellent administration, communication and customer care skills; first aid qualified; experience in management of staff for projects or events; ability to lead and manage a small team; flexibility and good organisational skills; ability to plan and prioritise work against strict and often distant deadlines; business and customer focused; highly motivated to continuously improve standards giving attention to detail; proactive attitude to problem solving; confident public speaker; understands the profile, needs and demands of the business; able to spend time away from home

How to Apply:

  1. Request a job description from vanessa.hockin@pga.org.uk – the job description will provide you with further details about the role.
  2. Send your CV with a cover letter that very clearly details how you meet the role requirements listed above and those within the job description to vanessa.hockin@pga.org.uk. Your covering letter is an important part of the application process and provides you with an opportunity to set yourself apart from other applicants.

The closing date for applicants is 12 noon, 30 September 2022. Interview date to be confirmed. If you need any adjustments or additional support with your application please let us know.

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