Senior Manager – Participation and Healthy Lifestyle

Senior Manager – Participation and Healthy Lifestyle

The vision for NEOM Sport is that: NEOM WILL BE A GLOBAL HUB FOR SPORTS WHICH WILL UNITE ITS COMMUNITIES, SHAPE ITS HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, AND CONTRIBUTE TO ITS INNOVATIVE ECONOMY.

Job Description

One of the key pillars within this vision concerns putting Sports at the center of a health lifestyle. We want NEOM to be the most active community in the world, a place where citizens and visitor alike engage in healthy, active lives. This will be done through:

• Integrating activities and facilities into daily routines
• Providing a varied and comprehensive offering of events and activities
• Fostering links to education, entertainment and tourism activities

The successful candidate will be responsible for driving this vital part of our strategy, including:

• In partnership with colleagues and external parties, developing a robust, data-driven and in-depth strategy for participation in sport and physical activity for all in NEOM.

• Establishing a calendar of local sports events in NEOM, in the short and long-term, to promote sport and activity to its citizens throughout the year.

• Identifying and building relationships with key stakeholders: national and international federations, the fitness industry, health sector etc. Developing these into lasting, mutually beneficial partnerships.

• Assisting with the design and development of our community sport stadia, venues and facilities.

• Assisting with the urban design of an active NEOM, including outdoor gyms, running & cycling paths, city walkability.

• Ensuring due regard is given to diversity and inclusion in all participation activities, so that everyone, regardless of who they are, can enjoy the benefits of an active life.

• Ensuring due regard is given to capturing data on all participation initiatives and activity to allow for progress reviews and leveraging of learnings.

• Educating and advocating the relevance and value of sport and activity within the organization.

• Work with internal partners, specifically the Health & Wellbeing team and the private sector on active digital lives, a project to ensure that NEOM embraces all opportunities to promote a healthy and active lifestyle to its citizens through technology (e.g. virtual reality gyms).

• Partnering with the Education team to ensure that sport is embedded into schools (coaching, facilities, NEOM educational curricula, schools sports leagues).

• Establishing a funding model for all participation related activities and identifying sources of investment and potential investors.

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Significant experience, at least 5 years, in a relevant sector (e.g. sports federation, funding body, charity,
  • participation event group (e.g. Parkrun) or other company involved in behavior change).
  • Proven track record of success within the industry focusing on behavior change/ participation in sport and activity.
  • Understanding of global trends and latest data in the industry, including key players, business models, research findings and successful initiatives.
  • High personal energy, active approach in both managing/pushing existing partners to success and identifying new opportunities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a diverse scope of projects requiring detailed analysis, creative/practical problem solving, and sound judgment.
  • Ability to operate and communicate effectively in a team-oriented and collaborative environment.
  • Flexibility to work in the relatively unstructured environment of a start-up.
  • A commercial mindset.

Qualifications

• University degree and proven track record of success

To apply for this job please visit careers.neom.com.