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Events Operations Manager – Manchester

Events Operations Manager – Manchester

JOB TITLE: Event Operations Manager
JOB TYPE: Full-time (Including weekend work)
SALARY: 26k – 32k (Depending on experience)
BASED: Manchester (Travel is involved for events)
TYPE OF WORK: Events/Office-based/Remote working/Logistical
EXPERIENCE LEVEL: 2+ years event experience at managerial level

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced, motivated and hard-working individual to join the Operations Team at RunThrough. At RunThrough we strive to be excellent at what we do and have fun whilst doing so. We are always on the lookout for development opportunities, moments to grow, while helping our staff reach their potential.
We are looking for a candidate to manage and support the delivery of cutting-edge and professional mass-participation running events. You shall complete the daily tasks of event management to include, but not restricted to, venue management, course designs and ensuring high-standards are maintained in relation to preparation and delivery of events.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Maintain and develop relationships with venues, councils, traffic management contractors etc.
  • Create and update event management plans and risk assessments.
  • Complete relevant event applications, e.g. road closure applications.
  • Ensure the courses are suitable via completing official course measurements and pre-race checks.
  • Lead the course team on event days, ensuring that courses are correctly set up and packed down. Being the lead cyclist for events where appropriate.
  • Support the event team with course designs, marshal maps and answering enquiries.

Essential Skills and Requirements

  • Passionate about physical activity and running.
  • Excellent communication skills and a strong work ethic.
  • Full driving licence.
  • Ability to work independently and remotely during the week.
  • Willing to work weekends: early start, early finish.
  • Excellent organisation skills.
  • Knowledge of the U.K running industry.

Desirable Attributes

  • Previous experience in managing relationships with venues, councils, or other clients.
  • Coaching and volunteer experience.
  • Working within a multidisciplinary team.


  • Regular group runs with the RunThough staff.
  • Opportunities to seek new running event venues.
  • Fun, welcoming and lively environment in a bright and social office.
  • Networking opportunities within the industry.
  • Free parking at RunThrough HQ.

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £26,000.00-£32,000.00 per year

  • Regular social events and group runs with the RunThough staff.
  • Free entry to RunThrough races.
  • Opportunities to seek new running and triathlon event venues.
  • Regular and ongoing staff training and personal development opportunities.
  • Fun, welcoming and lively environment in a bright and social office.
  • Annual performance bonus

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £26,000.00-£32,000.00 per year


  • Employee discount
  • Life insurance


  • Day shift
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Manchester: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Manchester