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General Manager and Club Secretary, The Bugatti Owners' Club (now filled)

The Bugatti Owners’ Club established in 1929 is one of UK’s most prestigious motor clubs with over 2,200 members and a staff of seven based on the Club’s privately-owned Prescott Estate in Gotherington near Cheltenham.

The successful candidate will be the public face of the Club, and the main point of contact between the membership and the Club office. The General Manager reports directly to the Club Chairman, and is responsible to the non-executive Board for the overall performance of the Club against agreed strategic plans and budgets. You will be responsible for an experienced team of staff who manage the Club’s busy programme of on-site events, and a committed membership who volunteer over a wide range of activities from managing the Club’s archives to marshalling and stewarding at motor racing events held on the historic Prescott Hillclimb course.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Managing all aspects of the Club against an agreed annual budget and strategy
  • Negotiating major contracts, nurturing sponsors and commercial relationships
  • Organising the compilation of the annual events calendar, specifically the seven weekends of competitive motorsport held at Prescott
  • Managing an experienced team and the many Club volunteers
  • Managing the Club’s financial affairs and its relationship with the auditors
  • Organising events and PR including press releases, quarterly newsletters, brochures and leaflet production, and up-front media representation to ensure good PR visibility
  • Managing local contractors in the maintenance and development of the Estate and the suppliers to events
  • Liaising with and attending community, motoring and Hillclimb committee meetings
  • Managing the Club’s relationships with the sport’s governing body, the Motor Sport Association (MSA), trade associations and key car clubs.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate proven competence in the following:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to engage across a wide and diverse range of Club stakeholders
  • Leadership skills in a multi-stakeholder and regulated environment
  • Established track record in business management
  • Ability to deliver an excellent visitor experience to members and supporters of the Club
  • Planning and project management skills.

Salary for this role will be £55k plus benefits.

How to apply: If you are interested in applying for this role, please email Sarah Barton at requesting an application form. This should be submitted, together with your CV by midday on Monday, 16th October 2017.

First interviews will take place on Wednesday, 1st November 2017

Second interviews will take place on Tuesday, 7th November 2017

Marketing and Communications Manager Ref 105 (now filled)

Oxford University Innovation Ltd is the highly successful research and technology commercialisation company owned by the University of Oxford. Working with over four thousand of the world’s brightest minds, we help researchers and staff translate their ideas and expertise into projects that make a tangible difference to businesses and the economy through technology licensing, consultancy and the formation of new companies.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and motivated Marketing & Communications Manager to join the Marketing team.

This role is about promoting and marketing an even greater awareness of the successful outcomes of Oxford University’s innovation activities, and in particular Oxford University Innovation’s achievements in commercialising IP and expertise from the University. Creating appropriate content, managing the media, building relationships with journalists, delivering clear and focused communication, and PR activities are a key part of this role.

The key responsibilities of the role include;

  • Engaging with content contributors and media professionals to build and maintain positive coverage
  • Building and maintaining presence on digital marketing channels
  • Managing networking organisation membership and communications
  • Proactively working across the business to assist and encourage staff to provide content for promotion through the media.

The successful candidate will have a science degree (or equivalent), and experience of writing both for professional scientific audiences and generalist media.

Preferably holding a further degree and/or business qualification such as an MBA, they will also have experience of managing and influencing external clients, communication management, and digital marketing (web, email campaigns, social media).

The successful candidate will also need to demonstrate proven competence in the following:

  • Ability to work effectively with journalists, and to influence them assertively
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills and attitudes, with drive and initiative to make things happen
  • Ability to build credibility and rapport with senior people and decision-makers from external clients
  • Delivering effective PR and media projects
  • Web management: methodical approach to capturing needs, then prioritising and tracking development within budget.

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for this role, please download the application form from the Oxford University Innovation website ( and send together with a copy of your CV and covering letter.

The closing date is midday on Tuesday, 13th September 2016.

Salary for this role is commensurate with experience and will be in the range of £40,000 – £50,000.

Oxford University Innovation is an Equal Opportunities Employer and accredited with the Investors in People Silver status.

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