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The World Curling Federation (WCF) is the International Federation responsible for the organisation of the Olympic Winter Sport of curling. With 54 members spread across the world, the WCF leads the development of curling through a varied programme of international competitions, education and support programmes. The WCF is also responsible for the Paralympic Winter Sport of Wheelchair Curling.

The WCF is increasing its staff resource to enable it to better deliver services for its members.

The first post is WCF Broadcast Projects Officer. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the WCF Broadcast Manager and WCF colleagues, event Organising Committees, WCF Broadcast Partners and TV production professionals to ensure the successful delivery of WCF broadcast operations worldwide. Please note the Broadcast Projects Officer position is offered initially on a two year contract.

Full details of the job can be downloaded here.

The second position is IT Officer. This position has become available following the WCF Board’s decision to split the current IT and New Media Officer role into two separate jobs. Responsibilities will include offering support on hardware and software issues as well as taking the lead role in working with partners to develop new IT solutions for the sport and integrating with new cross sport data projects.
Full details of the job can be downloaded here.

Both positions would be based at the World Curling Federation’s administrative office in Perth, Scotland. However, the successful candidate would be required to undertake significant travel and irregular working hours to support the work of the Federation at events worldwide (circa 60 days away from the office).

For these full-time positions, applications should be in the form of a CV and covering letter outlining the candidate’s suitability for the post, applicants should indicate their salary expectations in their letter of application. The actual salary will be dependent on the experience of the candidate.

Applications should be in the form of a CV and covering letter outlining the candidate’s suitability for the post.


Broadcast Projects Officer

Position Overview:

The World Curling Federation (WCF) is the International Federation responsible for the organisation of the Olympic Winter Sport of curling. With 54 members spread across the world, the WCF leads the development of curling through a varied programme of international competitions, education and support programmes. The WCF is also responsible for the Paralympic Winter Sport of Wheelchair Curling.

The World Curling Federation is looking to expand its broadcast operations staff following the recent announcement of the expansion of its broadcast partnerships www.worldcurling.org/expanded-broadcast-offering  

This position would be based at the World Curling Federation’s administrative office in Perth, Scotland and is offered for a period of two years. However, the successful candidate would be required to undertake significant travel and irregular working hours to support the work of the Federation at events worldwide (circa 60 days away from the office).

The WCF Broadcast Projects Officer will work collaboratively with the WCF Broadcast Manager and WCF colleagues, event Organising Committees, WCF Broadcast Partners and TV production professionals to ensure the successful delivery of WCF broadcast operations worldwide.

For this full-time position, applicants should indicate their salary expectations on their letter of application. The actual salary will be dependent on the experience of the candidate.

Applications should be in the form of a CV and covering letter outlining the candidate’s suitability for the post.

Applications should be submitted by email to colin.grahamslaw@worldcurling.org by Thursday 21 July 2016.


Key Tasks:
  • To develop and implement a WCF Broadcast Projects strategy in conjunction with the WCF Broadcast team
  • Plan, oversee and implement the provision of broadcast coverage at identified WCF Events
  • Liaise with event Organising Committees to establish optimal environment for broadcast coverage at identified WCF Events
  • Manage enquiries and requests from broadcaster at identified WCF Events
  • Manage and budget for contracted TV personnel at identified WCF Events
  • Support the work of the WCF Broadcast Manager as required


Requirements:
  • Educated to degree level
  • At least five years’ experience in broadcast operations of sporting events
  • Strong understanding of broadcast coverage needs of curling events
  • Organisational experience of International Curling Events would be a significant advantage
  • Excellent communication skills, experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent organisational, planning and managerial skills
  • Full working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools
  • Excellent written and oral English language skills. Other languages would be an advantage




IT Officer

Position Overview:

The World Curling Federation (WCF) is the International Federation responsible for the organisation of the Olympic Winter Sport of curling. With 54 members spread across the world, the WCF leads the development of curling through a varied programme of international competitions, education and support programmes. The WCF is also responsible for the Paralympic Winter Sport of Wheelchair Curling.

The WCF is a Swiss-registered company with its administrative office in Perth, Scotland. This position would be based at the Perth Offices but would require the successful candidate to undertake significant travel (up to 60 days a year) and irregular working hours to support the work of the Federation at events worldwide.

For this full-time position, applicants should indicate their salary expectations on their letter of application. The actual salary will be dependent on the experience of the candidate.

Applications should be in the form of a CV and covering letter outlining the candidate’s suitability for the post.

Applications should be submitted by email to colin.grahamslaw@worldcurling.org by Thursday 21 July 2016.


The IT Officer will be responsible for and provide leadership and coordination for:

  • The IT network installation, support and dismantling during the championships in the World Curling Federation’s events calendar, this includes a media bench and Wi-Fi facility connectivity.
  • The IT Support of the World Curling Federation’s Office in Perth, staff and WCF Board based around the world.
  • Creating strategic documents for direction and improvements to the environment.
  • Building relationships with our various vendors and providing status reporting on work in progress.
  • Take a lead on designing, installing and supporting the IT infrastructure at events with the exception of the World Championship events in Canada where you will be a resource.
  • Arrange internet access and IT support for staff members working on the smaller events throughout the season.
  • Takes a new perspective on existing information technology environments to find solutions to customer business needs.
  • Leads coordination effort with cross functional teams to assess problem scope, impact, and characteristics and identifies causes to make appropriate decisions on resolution or interim work arounds.
  • The appointed candidate will have the opportunity to be involved with and lead various projects to improve the WCF’s operational IT efforts.


Detailed Tasks and responsibilities:

IT Support for World Championship Events
  • Carry out venue site surveys for major championships
  • Design, implement and support temporary networks and internet connectivity used by WCF, media and contracted staff during championships
  • Desktop support for staff (WCF and contracted staff) and WCF Board during event
  • Ability to reset servers which are causing a performance issue to a championship
  • Mobile phone support (iPhone/android)
  • VPN configuration and support (when required)
  • Create Event IT kits to standardise events infrastructure

IT Support – WCF Office
  • Desktop support for in-office staff (software and hardware)
  • Desktop support for remote staff (primarily software)
  • Mobile phone support (Primarily iPhone)
  • VoIP phone system support
  • Windows Server support
  • Server backups and archiving
  • Develop a robust disaster recovery plan
  • Manage and fully utilise Google Apps for Business services
  • Manage and support office connectivity (Talk Business)
  • Implement and manage Firewall
  • Technical point of contact for suppliers and technology sponsors
  • Staff education on technology usage (Microsoft Office, Google Apps, other)

Projects
  • Be the technical lead of the ORIS/ODF (Olympic Data Feed) working group with the Digital Media Officer, Curlit and Kodiak
  • Continue the project of standardising the WCF technologies to integrate both technical and business requirements
  • Implement a VoIP system for WCF staff
  • Assist with the development of an online Athlete Bio Database
  • Digitise event documents as part of the Athlete Database project
  • Support the interfaces between vendors and the WCF for various data feeds
  • Coordinate development activities and test work by StatIT for statistic
  • Monitors project progress and due dates, escalating potential problems early and communicate them effectively.
  • Investigate new technologies to enhance the WCF technical infrastructure
  • Documents project proposals for new IT initiatives

Other
  • Work with Kodiak staff to ensure smooth running of WCF webservers, monitors performance, backups/recoveries, etc.,
  • Assist the Kodiak staff with server infrastructure required to run WCF bio-database, live scoring system, Historical Results system and WCF app
  • Connect with IT staff of other sports federations in order to understand how they approach the various aspects of Sports IT
  • Attend technology conferences and summits as the WCF representative
  • Creates, implements and monitors all Service Level agreements, Operational level agreements, standard operating procedures and checklists for all IT areas they are responsible for.


Expertise:

  • Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in an IT related discipline
  • 7-10 years’ experience in IT projects and environments
  • Previous experience in a functional leadership, deliverable coordinator, or project manager capacity an asset.
  • Travel is a requirement
  • Previous experience with .xml an asset.
  • In depth analytical, technical skills in technology
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong customer service commitment
  • Demonstrated communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to set and meet personal deadlines and adapt to changes in priorities
  • Ability to work in a team environment, experience in coordinating teams
  • Ability to write technical and procedural documentation
  • Knowledge of established technology industry best practise relating to infrastructure
  • CISCO knowledge would be an asset
  • Self-motivated, with minimal supervision
  • Ability to gain the cooperation of a variety of stakeholders and clients.