In 2021, England will host the largest team sporting event in the world that year – the Rugby League World Cup, which will be the biggest and best ever in its history that dates back to 1954 when the tournament began.
32 competing nations in the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions will play in 61 matches across 21 venues, including St James’ Park, Elland Road, Anfield, Emirates Stadium, M&S Bank Arena and Old Trafford. The most
inclusive sport played in the biggest venues across the country.
They are on a mission to create inspirational moments that excite, engage and leave a long-lasting legacy.
Led by our values of being Bold & Brave, World Class, Authentic and Inclusive, they are looking for the best talent to join their team.
WHAT IT’S LIKE IN THEIR TEAM:
They have a ‘start-up’ culture with a ‘high bar’ mentality to everything we do – we need to ensure that all touch points of the tournament are world class.
They require innovators and have created an environment where all their teammates flourish.
They have a leader-leader culture (not followers), with each teammate taking responsibility and accountability for their actions and results to move the business forward – we want people with a glass half full mindset!
They move at pace and have plenty to achieve in the coming months, so need people who are hungry to use their skills and experience but also have a desire to learn more.
With a great choice of rewards and training, they provide a progressive culture to learn and develop your career.
OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE:
You’ll be responsible for overseeing the delivery of the RLWC2021 Cultural Festival so will need a proven track record of leading the planning and delivery of large-scale arts and culture activity and/or complex projects.
You will report to the Social Impact Director and work closely with the Cultural Festival Creative Director, wider project delivery team and various funding and delivery partners involved in the programme.
You will work in a highly collaborative way with the ability to build positive relationships with multiple partners
contributing to the our vision of staging the biggest and best ever World Cup.
You will have an eye for detail (they don’t mind if you’re a bit of a perfectionist) and a good understanding of the interdependencies involved in large scale arts programmes.
The RLWC2021 Cultural Programme consists of four elements:
• The Power of Procession – a large-scale processional performance taking
place in five locations.
• The Power of Public Art – five public art commissions
• The Power of Anthem – a music and video commission with young people’s
• The Power of Connection – a wide-spread cultural engagement programme
through Libraries Connected
The successful candidate with report into the Social Impact Director.
To apply please send an email with “Cultural Festival Lead” in the title, including a covering letter of why you think you’re suitable for the role and an overview of your experience in the form of a CV to [email protected] if you are interested in the role as a consultant, please indicate this in the email.
The closing date for applications is 12pm Friday 4th June 2021. Interviews will be held w/c 14th June 2021
The role is for an immediate start. The latest start date is early July 2021
The Rugby League World Cup 2021 is committed to equality through diversity. If appointed you will need to provide them with a copy of your Passport and if relevant, a work permit to show you have the right to work in the UK.
Alternatively you would need Tier 2 Sponsorship to be able to work for them.
See their website here.