The board of British Cycling North East wish to conduct an appointment process for the role of Regional Competition Administrator. This role continues to be held by David Morton, who stepped in to it during a difficult period for the previous board. On forming a new board after the AGM in September, it was felt that in line with our stated aim of seeking greater engagement with the region's clubs, we ought to review the working of the RCA role and advertise it to test the level of interest.
Although largely concerned with the regulation of the senior road racing calendar and the approval of events, including the risk assessment of courses and issuing of road race permits; the gradual increase in competition by other cycling disciplines and youth racing requires the RCA to be well linked across all competitive cycling, including sportives and other recreational events that may have an impact on the calendar.
Applicants will need to have sound administrative and negotiation skills. Knowledge of risk assessment is essential, though appropriate training can be arranged.
The RCA is managed by the board. Within the new BCNE structure we are establishing, the RCA will be accountable to the Events Support Workgroup and will be expected to work closely with the Regional Events Officer and Treasurer for coordination and reconciliation of race levies respectively. Other key relationships beyond the ESW are with the BC Regional Development Manager, the Youth & Junior Development Workgroup and essentially, race organisers, commissaires and judges.
The RCA is an officer of the regional board without voting rights, but with an influential technical role and so regular attendance at board and ESW meetings, or other meetings as identified from time to time is required. An annual fee of £4000 is paid in monthly instalments, before tax which is the responsibility of the post holder. Reasonable expenses are payable in connection with the duties. He/she is not an employee of British Cycling, but a contractor to the regional board. An agreement is drawn up to formalise the arrangements. The post will be initially for one year, with the scope for renewal each year in agreement with the board. A review will be conducted to allow both the contractor and the board to be in control of the commitment. Normally, four weeks' notice is required on either side if there is a wish to terminate the agreement.
Applicants must maintain British Cycling membership. He/she should also be able to travel to any part of the BCNE region in order to perform the duties detailed in the supporting information.
Applicants should use the pro-forma linked to below to express their interest in the role. A 500 word statement is allowed and the applicant must provide two referees (not members of the current BCNE board). E-mail and phone contacts for each reference are required.