Applications wanted for 800 once-in-a-lifetime jobs

The search is on to find the remaining 800 people to help power the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Jobseekers are being offered the chance to join the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games team, with applications being invited from today (September 18th) for full-time positions within the Organising Committee.

As the official recruitment agency for Glasgow 2014, Search Consultancy is offering candidates the chance to be part of the country’s largest multi-sport event and play a key role in making the Games happen.

There are a wide variety of jobs on offer across the business and hundreds of roles that will suit people with a range of different levels of experience.

Search has been tasked with finding the right people for the final wave of jobs as part of our overall drive to fill the total of 1,400 employment opportunities in over 450 different roles that have been created since planning for the Games began.

The 1,400 posts are in addition to the 30,000 contractor vacancies and 15,000 volunteer positions already being sourced, putting Glasgow 2014 at the heart of the largest peacetime recruitment drive Scotland has even seen.

Simone Lockhart, Search Consultancy Managing Director for Scotland, said: “This is an exciting opportunity providing a unique chance for people to learn new skills through a range of employment opportunities, and make history at the same time.

“We are looking for people with the skills, passion, drive and enthusiasm to deliver an outstanding event. The workforce will be the essential driving force behind the Games so the calibre and capability of the recruits will be instrumental in the success of Glasgow 2014.

“We look forward to welcoming applications.”

David Grevemberg, Chief Executive of Glasgow 2014, also commented: “The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games provides a unique opportunity for individuals to be part of an exciting once-in-a-lifetime event. Our recruitment drive is searching for people with the skills, passion, drive and enthusiasm to help us deliver an outstanding Games in 2014.

“If you combine the manpower requirements of the Organising Committee, contractor workforce and our volunteer programme, Glasgow 2014 represents Scotland’s largest peacetime recruitment campaign and we are encouraging everyone who wants to help us make history to apply to join our team.”

Almost 500 people have already been recruited across a range of roles in areas such as sport, venue operations, transport, communications, finance, catering, cleaning and waste.

The latest wave of job vacancies will be equally wide and varied, with recruiters looking for all experience levels.

Jobseekers could find themselves working in one of a number of key departments which are crucial to the delivery of next year’s Games – such as Accreditation, Brand Protection, Medical, Results Technology, Spectator Services, Sport Operation or Village Operations.

Jobs on offer will include Customer Services, Village Co-ordinators, Safety Officers and I.T. roles.

Jobseekers can find out more about how they can help power Glasgow 2014 by logging on to www.glasgow2014.com/jobs

 

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