Tournament Director - The PGA in England (South)

Job Details

  • Place of work: The PGA
  • Position: Tournament Director
  • Region: The PGA in England (South)
  • Date added: 08/03/2023
  • Closing Date: 24/03/2023
  • Email your CV

About Us:
Established in 1901, The PGA’s mission is to improve the personal and professional lives of it’s Members through it’s strategic principles of providing world class services, influencing through it’s Members and delivering exceptional prestige standards. As part of the benefits of membership, we provide playing opportunities for our Members through a comprehensive schedule of regional and national tournament events delivered globally.

About Our People and Our Culture:
Our values of being professional, respectful, supportive and acting with integrity are reflected in our people and are at the heart of all we do. Our tradition and heritage are important as we embrace new and engaging ways of working. Many of our roles offer some flexibility and we are offer hybrid working across many of our Departments. This role will be remotely based when not present at Tournaments.

What We Offer:
Up to 25+ days annual leave plus bank/public holidays and a holiday purchase scheme; Pension Scheme with a 5% Employer Contribution; 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; Allocation of a company car and free car parking at our offices; Access to tailored learning opportunities through our bespoke platform; and a discount scheme offering savings on shopping, leisure and dining.

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

  • To support the delivery of Tournaments by managing, promoting, scheduling and delivering all tournaments in the Region and locations in the UK in line with PGA standards, company policy and tournament policies.
  • Conduct planning meetings and course inspections for each Tournament.
  • Record and distribute meeting minutes and reports ensuring all tournaments are adequately planned and resourced to meet the standards and expectations of PGA Members, host venues, amateur golfers and sponsors/partners.
  • Prepare Local Rules and all relevant tournament paperwork in preparation for the event (eg scorecards, pin placements, conditions, posters etc including BlueGolf)
  • To organise, administer and manage delivery on each Tournament day (ie registration, starting, recording, applying rulings and regulations, etc).
  • 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 & PR as agreed for the Tournament, liaising with and co-ordinating the regional press 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 other members of the tournament team.
  • 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 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:

  • Excellent understanding of the structure of golf and a competent, knowledgeable golf player
  • Passed PGA and R&A Rules Exams (desirable) with a good understanding of the PGA’s Constitution and Regulations
  • Previous responsibility of managing and motivating people
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft office and experience in database management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, being organised, focused and results driven whilst demonstrating initiative
  • Extensive experience in planning and prioritising against multiple, strict and often distant deadlines

How to Apply:

  1. Request a job description from 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. 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 Deadline for applications is 12 noon, 24 March 2023 with interviews date tbc. If you need any adjustments or additional support with your application, please let us know.

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