Commonwealth Games jobs Birmingham 2022: What are the current vacancies and where can I submit applications?

The Commonwealth Games will take place in Birmingham in 2022.

The Commonwealth Games are scheduled to kick off in Birmingham next month.

Preparations are already underway, however, it is not too late for you to get involved.

Gi Group is the official recruiter for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, and has a variety of roles available on their website.

From now until July 2022, there will be many opportunities to get involved in the Games.

The newly transformed Alexander Stadium ahead of the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham

So, how can you get a job at the Commonwealth Games?

Here’s everything you need to know about applying.

When are the Commonwealth games?

The opening ceremony is scheduled to take place on Thursday 28 July 2022 and the closing ceremony will be taking place on Monday 8 August 2022.

Throughout the games approximately 6,500 athletes and team officials from 72 nations and territories across the Commonwealth will come together in a celebration of sport and culture.

The venues being used for the Games stretch from Coventry, Solihull, and Royal Leamington Spa to Cannock Chase Forest, Royal Sutton Coldfield, and Wolverhampton.

What jobs are available?

There are many roles available for the Games, you can find out more about this on the Gi Group website.

Social Media Manager

Closing Date: 12/06/2022

The Birmingham Commonwealth Games are looking for a full-time Social Media Manager to join the team and support the success of our social media strategy.

Key responsibilities will include managing and maximising the use of various platforms, ensuring a consistent look across channels, and identifying key content opportunities.

The successful applicant will be an internal and external champion for social media, maximising opportunities and ensuring an innovative, results-driven approach to feed into the overall success of the social media strategy.

Start Date: ASAP Salary: £16.50 per hour Contract: Temporary till August 2022

Venue Logistics Manager

Closing Date: 20/06/2022

The successful candidate will assist the Cluster Venue Logistics Manager to develop and implement Logistics operational plans, policies, and procedures for allocated venue/s within time critical deadlines.

The Logistics Functional Area is responsible for identifying, scoping, storing, delivering, recovering, and disposing of the materials required to stage the Games.

They will be located at One Brindley Place, Birmingham.

Start Date: Immediate/ASAP Salary: Competitive Contract: Fixed-term till August 2022

CCW Hospitality Venue Manager

Closing Date: 13/06/2022

Once the event goes live, the Hospitality Venue Manager will support the operation of the Hospitality Programme and will be based on site at one or more venues during the live period.

They will be located at One Brindley Place, Birmingham or another allocated venue.

Start Date: 18/07/2022 Salary: £35,000 per annum, pro rata Contract: Fixed-term until 9 August 2022

Village Gym Coordinator

Closing Date: 26/06/2022

The Village Gym Coordinator will be responsible for assisting with the management of a Commonwealth Games Village Gym where you will assist in the implementation of appropriate operational procedures for athlete training.

This role will also play a part in recognising potential operational issues and facilitate responses.

Evening and weekend work will be required. The listing also states that there will be limitations on taking annual leave during the Games operational period in July and August.

Start Date: July 2022 Salary: £14.00 per hour Contract: Temporary till August 2022

Project Support

Closing Date: 19/06/2022

Key responsibilities of this role will include coordination of administrative requirements of the programme, communication with various participants and building effective relationships to ensure a successful programme.

Shift work as well as evening and weekend work will be required. The listing also states that there will be limitations on taking annual leave during the Games operational period in July and August.

Start Date: ASAP Salary: £14 - £16.50 per hour Contract: Temporary till August 2022

Technical Project Manager

Closing Date: 13/06/2022

For those who are tech savvy, and wanting to get involved with one of the most important teams at the Commonwealth Games, this role may be for you.

The Technology department will be responsible for undertaking the planning, development, implementation, testing and operation of all technology systems and services which are required to support the Commonwealth Games.

Start Date: ASAP Salary: £38,000 - £40,000 per annum, pro rata Contract: Fixed term until August 2022

How can I apply for a job?

All the roles above can be applied for via the link on the Gi Group website.

You will be able to find your role by clicking the relevant job area and there you will find a list of the current vacancies in that department which will have a link taking you to the application form.

What benefits do you get?

Birmingham 2022 lists the benefits successful applicants should expect from working with this company:

  • Local discounts
  • Discounted parking
  • Outplacement programme 
  • Pension Scheme 
  • 25 Days annual leave